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The Brian Gibbs Glaze Story: Beyond Lucky Paperback – December 11, 2015
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Congratulations to Mr. Gibbs for bringing his biography to production. You dared to live the life that many men fanaticize. (Yes, that's hard for people who live outside of the East New York's of America to fully appreciate). You're also proof that most "criminals" are worthy of a rarely afforded second opportunity, as well as confirmation that most inner-city high-ranking drug dealers in the US are misdirected entrepreneurs created by our country's socioeconomic imbalance. Thank you for the time, energy, and purpose of this book.
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.