James Earl Hardy


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James Earl Hardy is the author B-Boy Blues, which has been praised as the first gay hip hop love story. The novel was a 1995 Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) finalist for Best LGBT/Small Press Title and was prominently featured in Spike Lee's Get on the Bus. The book is required reading in contemporary African American fiction courses and gay & lesbian studies programs at colleges and universities across the globe.

Hardy has also written a stage adaptation of B-Boy Blues, which sold out when it debuted Off-Broadway, as well as a one-man show Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star (which is based on the life of adult film actor Tiger Tyson).

An honors graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Mr. Hardy is also an entertainmen
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Average rating: 4.09 · 1,802 ratings · 113 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Se...

4.10 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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2nd Time Around

4.08 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1996
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Love the One You're With: A...

3.99 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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If Only for One Nite

3.99 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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The Day Eazy-E Died: A B-Bo...

3.95 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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A House Is Not a Home: A B-...

4.09 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Back 2 Back

4.67 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1991
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Can You Feel What I'm Sayin...

4.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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How Stanley Got His Back in...

4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012
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Men of the House

4.33 avg rating — 15 ratings2 editions
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B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Se... 2nd Time Around If Only for One Nite The Day Eazy-E Died: A B-Bo... Love the One You're With: A... A House Is Not a Home: A B-... Men of the House
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“All of us are starving … for attention, for love, for understanding. I don't care what the sisters say: we take more shit than they do in this life, 'cause we are brothers in a white man's world, and there ain't no space for us. Never has been, never will be. All we want, all we need is someone to love us for who we are, to grow with us, so that the world ain't such a bad place.”
James Earl Hardy, B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-on-Black Love Story

“You got somebody in your corner, you lucky ... and blessed. And when you get that, you gotta know it, stand by it, and treat it with care. To nurture it. To build on it.”
James Earl Hardy, B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-on-Black Love Story

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