Sex, Drugs, Money and, oh yeah, Fairness


It’s publication day and my cat Carmello was the first to get his copy. He ordered it from here. It’s even less expensive than the price on the bar code, and Carm knows a good deal when he smells one.

Don’t believe Carm, though. Here’s what some humans said:

“This book is a great read. It’s fun, full of delicious bites of satisfying revenge and educational if you’re not from Harlem or South Central. I laughed, I gasped, and I rooted for the protagonists. It’s a wild romp and a half and I’m still a bit grouchy that it ended. I could have easily read another few hundred pages. Of course this does leave room for a sequel. Fingers crossed.”


“Hair Club Burning tricks us into thinking it’s a rollicking ride with quick-witted language and a back-handed attitude of cool. Painfully clear descriptive texts can feel a little too much like being there, making us complicit voyeurs and compatriots in outrage and desire. This tale disguises itself as a story about race and class, while making us notice uncomfortable truths about cultural conditioning, gender relations and materialism. We’re offered no clear heroes and a lot of bad behavior all around. I loved it. I hated it. I couldn’t put it down.”


“You better believe it: the New Adult and contemporary romance genres have collided to birth a delightfully banging, foul-mouthed tome of fun. I read HAIR CLUB BURNING in one fell swoop, and I love how much damn fun it is. Two wonderfully vivid voices (Beth Wareham and Jason Davis) have created a story about how “privilege” and “street” coincide and meld. The result is a wildly insightful comedy of manners, social structure and payback. The strings of profanity exclaimed throughout the book’s clever, colorful plot create loads of giddy guffaws. What you’ll really love is the unlikely partnership of Mary Ann and Jay, two people from utterly different worlds. Their friendship, and their ensuing romance, is way better than May/December. It’s full-on Westchester/Harlem. And it’s kick-ass awesome!”

HAIR CLUB BURNING: On sale at Amazon and really cheap cheap cheap. Click on the title and let the wild romp begin!

Follow us on twitter @shadowteams and @giantsweettart

Visit on Facebook at Hair Club Burning or Beth Wareham

If you blog about books, email at for your review copy. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s