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The Brian "Gibbs" Glaze Story: Beyond Lucky Paperback – December 11, 2015
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About the Author
"If, It was so easy, everyone would be doing It."
Joe Verola, born Queens, New York, previously worked as Account Representative for Fortune Five Hundred Companies and later as an entrepreneur in the Internet Industry. With that experience he produced a series of motivational CDs titled Free High to aid in creating natural highs by recalling all of one's positive experiences and attitudes, from smoking pot, alcohol and natural highs. Free High Cannabis, Free High 100 Proof and Free High Natural CDs are available at Amazon via freehigh.net.
His books include, You're A Dog Jack, The Brian "Gibbs" Story - Beyond Lucky, None That I Know Of, The American Idol Book, How To Become A Movie Star In Ten Steps, Snapped - The Gloria Delaurentis Story, and The Caregiver which are all available in paperback or on Kindle. Links to Amazon are also available at verola.com
He has also written seven original screenplays titled Commune-a-Vision, The Beggar's Ball, Don't Cry Pop, Louie's Widow, Out of Control, Twisted Emotions, and You're a Dog, Jack.
In the past he also performed stand-up comedy at Catch a Rising Star, The Improv, and other comedy clubs. Before moving to Florida he lived in California where he was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Prior to California, he lived in New York City, where as the president of Hi-Tech Cinema, providing industry software for film production companies, commercial production companies, and writers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In the beginning of the story I absolutely hated the main character. I felt I was reading Lucifer’s autobiography. The author explains that some readers are going to like him and others will hate him. I’m sure a lot of people are offended by this story. In one way that’s good because if a story touches emotions weather they’re good emotions or bad I consider it to be a good story. I paid for an emotional ride. The author delivered.
The story changes course near the middle and we as readers get to see the inner character of Glaze; the main character. We see the real Glaze. Once Glaze revealed who he really is I began to like him. I felt I was reading the autobiography a remorseful man that knows he has made many mistakes. It’s important to read the entire story. I wanted to put the book down several times but I had to see where the author was taking me. Throughout the story I hated Glaze, I felt sorry for Glaze, and I rooted for Glaze.
There are some minor syntax, grammar, and construction issues in the story but focus on the message.
I am grateful that Glaze has found his way. For society’s sake I hope Glaze stays the course.
I quote from an old gangster that’s mentioned in this story. “Pulling the trigger doesn’t make you tough, a baby can do that.”
What Glaze is doing now shows he’s tough. I’m sure his mother would be proud of him.
Peace and blessings
Erik Smalls, AKA Fat Erik
I also recommend this book for those curious about the raw, stark, brutal and grim reality associated with being a gangster/ street hustler.. The pain, losses and all the negative aspects that come with the "Drug Dealer/Gangster/Kingpin" lifestyle that few are willing to divulge.
Brian "GLAZE" Gibbs does NOT cut corners or sugarcoat anything. Brian Glaze's story is unexpected, totally unpredictable, exciting and scary at times. I was happy to be reading the book instead of living it. To be a young Brian "GLAZE", it took nerves (and balls) of steel.. to the point he seemed imprudent yet still charismatic. This is NOT a book by a pretending conman or another lying wannabe gangster/kingpin.
Brian "GLAZE" Gibbs is the REAL DEAL. A true survivor who does NOT glorify the things he chose to do or had to do.
Better than any movie or documentary I ever saw.
A wild, informative and entertaining rollercoaster ride.. Also a TRUE story and a MUST READ.
This book could easily be a "based on a true story" movie or tv series. Brian recounts his life of crime during the "golden era" of hip hop and crack. I haven't read or heard of another book from a guy that was actually in that life from NYC during the 80s. This story is about "the old Brooklyn, not this new (stuff)." - Jay Z.