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Introducing Damon Young (The man behind the book)
Posted 2/7/2011

Introducing Damon Young:
“The man behind the Book”
By: Audie L. Chapman, II
Damon Young, a 32 year old, Pittsburgh native out of Penn Hills High school, still continues to strive for success. Young received a full basketball scholarship from Canisius College (Buffalo, New York); where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in English. Young better known as “Champ” (adopting the name while the Pittsburgh Steelers made a Super Bowl run in 2006) still finds things to keep the mind working while still being “young” working mostly in the education field.
In the beginning, Young started his own personal blog site that received massive attention from the blogging universe. As this continued he began to develop friendships with people that shared the same hobby. From this Young and Panama Jackson decided to start a website forum that contains different topics and issues among African-Americans, dating being the most popular topic on the site. They could not help but to give people more on the issues of dating and share their experiences on the topic. A witty and insightful website www.VERYSMARTBROTHAS.com has over 10,000 hits per day and still climbing, “never once did I think it would take off the way it did” Young explains. For almost three years Young has been invited to make special guest appearances on relationship panels, was featured in Essence Magazine and The Washington Post. After noticing the topic of dating was in such a high demand with people, Young and Jackson came up with their own idea on the subject. That idea created a published project entitled “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime.”
“It’s a humorous, entertaining, and at the same time very cutting edge” as he explains. Young hopes that readers gain knowledge about what type of dater they are and types they may come across. The book even has eye catching chapters such as dating tips while hitting the club and having humor while recording a sex tape, just to call out a few. Young says “that this is more than a self help book on trying to capture the opposite sex, it’s more of an honest read and I know people will enjoy it”. This book is for everyone to enjoy and grasp the humor about certain categories in today’s pop-culture while relating with a fellow companion.
“Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime” is currently on bookshelves now and since its release, has hit #3 on the relationship humor category by Amazon. Com. February 10, 2011 Damon Young will be at the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh signing personal copies of his future best seller. My honest advice, it’s a must get!!!

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