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So You Call Yourself a Man | [Carl Weber]

So You Call Yourself a Man

Three best friends who've grown up together encounter some of the real tests of manhood. All's good for James and Cathy until a woman shows up with James' love child. Suave Brent thinks he's found happiness with a born-again churchgoer - until another leads him into temptation. And longtime friend Sonny is going to need help from James and Brent if he's to have any hope of salvaging his marriage.
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Publisher's Summary

Three best friends who've grown up together encounter some of the real tests of manhood.

All's good for James and Cathy until a woman shows up with James' love child. Suave Brent thinks he's found happiness with a born-again churchgoer - until another leads him into temptation. And longtime friend Sonny is going to need help from James and Brent if he's to have any hope of salvaging his marriage.

New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber amps up the sexiness and pulse-quickening drama in this riveting novel.

©2005 Carl Weber; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A raucous 'desperate husbands' story line, co-starring crazy baby mamas, shady churchgoers, and various deranged personalities, ups the conflict quotient significantly." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kelly Indianapolis, IN, USA 06-10-07
    Kelly Indianapolis, IN, USA 06-10-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Skeletons In Your Closet!!"

    Hey, and you think women have skeletons in their closets. Men are just as tainted. I enjoyed this book because it revealed "alot".....well, "too much" about some of men's secrets, tendencies, and weaknesses. The storyline was going on and secrets were EVENTUALLY revealed and then BAM!!-- suspenseful twists and turns that turned this chick-book into a MANLY read. Read this book!!

    --B4

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 04-03-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 04-03-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Really Good Novel with some twists and turns"

    I don't read a lot of AA novels. I believe this is my first read by Carl Weber and chose it because of the good reviews that other readers had given it. This is not your typical formulaic African American novel. I enjoy AA novels but sometimes I think that they are pretty much the same: who's cheating on who and how beautiful everybody's body is, and the hot attractive couple getting together for the first time, etc. This story, however, brought something really different along with a sprinkling of the usual beautiful descriptions of the characters bodies, etc. It is not your typical AA story. I liked how the author held back on providing a piece of info about one of the characters, even tho the character had made a statement earlier on that gave me a clue to twist that he later brought into the story. The narrators (3) did a good job. This is an enjoyable novel. Recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 04-23-13
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 04-23-13

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "Truth be told"

    People aren't always who they portray themselves to be. I have read all of the audiobooks available on audible from Carl Weber and now I am able to piece all the stories together and I have a background view about the characters in different books and I realize that this is a small world. I understand the connections and stories in the Choir Director a lot better now that I see the Jackie Robinson connection. Wow! Carl you did an awesome job writing about this community of people in Jamaica, New York. I can truly relate to a couple of the characters and the tragedy that happened in the book opened my eyes to see how insane people can become. I was in an abusive relationship myself once upon a time and I can't even imagine having to go through the things the young lady in the book had to encounter the steps some men go to make a woman's life a living hell. I left because I was ready to go and tired of the environment I had become use to but it was no where near as drastic as the things that I have heard people going through and I did have the opportunity to walk away without feeling a major financial loss or the feeling of worthless... CARL WEBER you are my all time fave author. This book was pretty good and I'm glad to see my question about the baby Marcus in Player Haters was answered cause I wanted to know what happened next. The narrators are phenominal as usual and the book kept me wanting to listen to the whole story. Good read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 08-21-12
    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 08-21-12

    Love books on tape! It's all about the narrators for me though. No matter how good the story, if the narrator doesn't cut it...

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    "SUPERB...AS CARL WEBER'S BOOKS ALWAYS ARE"

    Don't hesitate to purchase this book. It's full of twists! No one is ever who they seem to be. If CW's books were all I ever read, I wouldn't be unhappy. Another five star rating. The narrator does an excellent job, too. I hope you purchase this book and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Cincinnati, OH, USA 11-18-08
    Stephanie Cincinnati, OH, USA 11-18-08
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    "Twist and Turns"

    Kudos! to Carl Weber. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I was about three men each with there own set of unique issues and drama. I was pleasantly suprised by the turn of events in this book. I will not spoil the fun. I quickly downloaded his next novel Something on the Side. Carl is creeping up on the list of my favorite authors. I highly reccomended this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lena Florissant, MO, USA 05-21-08
    Lena Florissant, MO, USA 05-21-08
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    "Pretty Good"

    This book was really good, I listened to it in about 2 days. Some of the story lines are a little unrealistic, but there is an excellent twist that made the book worth while. Not great, but pretty good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tawanna columbus, GA, USA 12-16-07
    Tawanna columbus, GA, USA 12-16-07
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    "Can't stop listening to this audiobook!"

    WOW! Carl Weber does an excellent job again. Definitely an easy read( well, I listened as I drive). Part I kept me in suspense, as the author moved from character to character. It was like listening to the soap operas! You can't wait to see what is going to happen next. I found myself talking to my TomTom as I drove because of this book. The only problem or thing that I didnt like was the narrators voices as women. It sort of contorted the intensity of what some of the lady characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Latoya Lawrenceville, GA, USA 06-02-07
    Latoya Lawrenceville, GA, USA 06-02-07
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    "Amazing Read!"

    I am a huge fan of Carl Weber. He always manages to get the reader to sit at the edge of their seat in complete and utter anticipation. This book was no exception. I found myself thinking about the characters even when I wasn't listening to the book. And the narrators were awesome! Great Read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Katy, TX, United States 01-23-07
    Natalie Katy, TX, United States 01-23-07
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    "A twisted, but tasty tale!"

    Immediately after hearing the last word of this recording, I did something I've never done before with an audiobook. I pressed rewind on my iPod and listened to it all over again! This book was all that ... and much more! I knew within the first 15 minutes that I wouldn't be able to put this one down. I can't believe some of the things the characters did, but because the story line was so carefully crafted, I could totally understand their motivations. That's truly the sign of a gifted storyteller. Looking foward to reading the author's next salacious novel! Not to be overlooked, the narrators also did an excellent job of drawing me into the plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 07-24-14
    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 07-24-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Sometimes your best could be your worst"
    If you could sum up So You Call Yourself a Man in three words, what would they be?

    Men who are in denial of themselves. It took some of the craziest and most painful, for one, resullts to get them to except their true selves.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of So You Call Yourself a Man?

    When Sonny killed his wife's ex


    What does various bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The story was not just one sided. You get to hear about 1 situation from different perspectives yet it's still the truth.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Threes A Crowd


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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