NPR names Damon Young's What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker a favorite for 2019

Dec 03, 2019

Damon Young, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Very Smart Brothas, isn’t afraid to tell the truth about his experiences as a black man living in the United States. In the essays that make up What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, Young discusses everything from growing up waiting to be called the N-word to black masculinity, barbershop drama and his financial struggles. With his straightforward, witty, heartfelt prose, Young has created a special book that offers a look into a unique set of experiences that have universal resonance.

— Gabino Iglesias, book critic and author of Coyote Songs