“ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, HUMOROUS morality tale for our digital,
consumerist age…filled with moguls, pop-culture and plenty of romance.”
From the “funny and naturally brilliant” David Lamb, award-winning playwright of the New York Times celebrated play, Platanos Y Collard Greens, comes a modern spin on Dickens’ classic tale that perfectly combines humor and romance, in a story re-imagined for our digital, consumerist age. On Top Of The World is an engaging, heartwarming, humorous twenty-first century morality tale filled with moguls, pop-culture and plenty of romance.
This version of Scrooge—and Belle—is familiar, yet unlike any you’ve come across before. Scrooge, or rather Scrooʝe, is music’s biggest superstar with one hundred million albums sold, fifteen million devoted YouTube subscribers, two and a half million Facebook likes, and twenty-five million fanatical Twitter followers known as Scrooʝites. Belle, is a lawyer who gulps down her opposition voraciously and whose beauty and stunning figure causes traffic accidents as she zips through the sidewalks of Manhattan stylishly adorned and taking no prisoners.
They never imagined being music’s most powerful couple, but that’s exactly what happened when Belle fell head over heels and gave the Coke-bottle glasses wearing, plaid and stripe attired, scrawny, biggest nerd on her college campus the ultimate makeover, turning him into a fashion impresario whose style sets trends from Milan to NY Fashion Week and who can be seen courtside at the NBA Finals sporting a perfectly-fitted cashmere suit.
Then it happens. Belle realizes too late that she’s created a chart-topping monster as Scrooʝe’s ego explodes and he starts acting a fool.
Now, it’s been three years since they’ve spoken. But tonight at Hollywood’s biggest red carpet event, with the whole world watching, they’ll be given a second chance.
Will Scrooʝe listen to the ghostly-advice of Marley, his best friend since the fourth grade, who at the time of his untimely drowning at his Brazilian poolside birthday bash was as big a star as Scrooʝe? Will Scrooʝe finally do right by his number one artist, Cratchit, a genius comedian, who Scrooʝe invariably rip offs every chance he gets?
And with twenty-five million viewers tuned in will Scrooʝe finally shed his ego, jeopardize his image and declare his love for Belle, the one he betrayed and let slip away?
Second chances don’t often come around. Will Belle even give him a chance?
Mixing heart, soul, bling and romance in a fresh, original satire about race, class and celebrity worship Lamb establishes himself as one of the most talented and amazing writers today. And leaves no doubt that the Pacific Book Awards chose wisely when they selected On Top Of The World as the year’s Best Fiction.
Here’s what people are saying:
“Fun and entertaining! Like a gifted mad scientist Lamb mixes Dickens and Love Jones in a touching, hilarious story of fighting for love against all odds to win back the one who got away.”
-Nancey Flowers, Essence best-selling author
“Funny and all too real. Dickens meets bling in David Lamb’s vivid satire about greed.
-Raqiyah Mays, best-selling author and radio personality The Man Curse
“DYNAMIC novel about the price of fame packed with so many laughs and so much heart I couldn’t put it down.
“SAVVY, sassy and steeped with grown and sexy swag! David Lamb’s clever love story and its “power couple,” Belle and Scrooje, are comical and so endearing they might have you looking back on your own life, reminiscing about the one that got away. For all those readers crying out for something different,this novel promises to be a dream come true.”
-Earth Watts-Hicks, Best-selling author