The Maintenance Man Collector's Edition by MICHAEL BAISDEN

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It’s midnight do you know where your woman is?

Every Woman’s Dream: Malcolm Tremell is handsome, charismatic and a great lover; but in his world sex is not a game…it's serious business. Every week his schedule is booked with secret rendezvous, extravagant dinners and sessions of passionate love making, all for the right price. But Malcolm begins to reflect on his gigolo lifestyle when he meets Toni, a talented dancer and choreographer. But can her love transform him into the man he wants to be and the man she needs to make both their lives complete.
 

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Success did not come easy for this 37-year-old Chicago nativSuccess did not come easy for this 37-year-old Chicago native. In 1993 he was driving trains for the Chicago Transit Aute. In 1993 he was driving trains for the Chicago Transit Authority and struggling to keep a small business from going unhority and struggling to keep a small business from going under. In 1995 he released his first book, "Never Satisfied: Hder. In 1995 he released his first book, "Never Satisfied: How and Why Men Cheat, " a controversial book of short storieow and Why Men Cheat, " a controversial book of short stories about unfaithful men and the women who support their irress about unfaithful men and the women who support their irresponsible behavior. The large New York publishing companies rponsible behavior. The large New York publishing companies rejected his work, saying it wasn't marketable -- which basicejected his work, saying it wasn't marketable -- which basically meant, it wasn't good enough. Not willing to concede deally meant, it wasn't good enough. Not willing to concede defeat, Michael decided to self-publish. He borrowed money frofeat, Michael decided to self-publish. He borrowed money from friends and family, charged his credit cards to the limit,m friends and family, charged his credit cards to the limit, and sold his automobile.Within eight months, he sold mor and sold his automobile.Within eight months, he sold more than 50,000 books and was on "Essence" and "Emerge" magazie than 50,000 books and was on "Essence" and "Emerge" magazines best sellers' lists. He toured with black expos, sororitnes best sellers' lists. He toured with black expos, sorority conventions, and book fairs. He even signed books at the ly conventions, and book fairs. He even signed books at the local nightclubs, and hair salons."I was determined to makocal nightclubs, and hair salons."I was determined to make it!" he says. "I would sell books at a funeral if they lete it!" he says. "I would sell books at a funeral if they let me."Eventually, his popularity grew and so did the deman me."Eventually, his popularity grew and so did the demand for his next book. This time, instead of writing another bd for his next book. This time, instead of writing another book on relationships, Michael took a gamble on a novel. "Theook on relationships, Michael took a gamble on a novel. "There was a void in African-American novels written by men," here was a void in African-American novels written by men," he explained. "I wanted to destroy the myth that men don't rea explained. "I wanted to destroy the myth that men don't read."In July of 1997 he released his second book, "Men Cry d."In July of 1997 he released his second book, "Men Cry in the Dark." Once again, the book was a big success, sellinin the Dark." Once again, the book was a big success, selling 30,000 hard cover editions during the first six months. Thg 30,000 hard cover editions during the first six months. This time the national media paid attention. Michael has been is time the national media paid attention. Michael has been a guest on several local and national radio programs, includa guest on several local and national radio programs, including the syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show." His electrifyiing the syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show." His electrifying personality has earned repeated appearances on talk showsng personality has earned repeated appearances on talk shows such as "Ricki Lake, Sally Jesse, Maury Povich, " and "The such as "Ricki Lake, Sally Jesse, Maury Povich, " and "The View." He has also been a guest host for Tavis Smiley on BETView." He has also been a guest host for Tavis Smiley on BET Tonight.By the summer of 1997, demand for his appearance Tonight.By the summer of 1997, demand for his appearances were overwhelming. Organizations, book clubs, and retail ss were overwhelming. Organizations, book clubs, and retail stores were frantically trying to book him. But Michael wasn'tores were frantically trying to book him. But Michael wasn't about to go back to doing business as usual. The local rett about to go back to doing business as usual. The local retail stores were too small to accommodate his large followingail stores were too small to accommodate his large following and organizations refused to pay honorarium. He decided it and organizations refused to pay honorarium. He decided it was time to promote his own seminars. And he called it, "Thewas time to promote his own seminars. And he called it, "The Love, Lust and Lies" tour. Unlike traditional book signings Love, Lust and Lies" tour. Unlike traditional book signings, the events were held in auditoriums and lavish hotel ballr, the events were held in auditoriums and lavish hotel ballrooms, usually on Saturday nights from 9-11 P.M. And best of ooms, usually on Saturday nights from 9-11 P.M. And best of all, he could charge admission, which was only $10.Michaeall, he could charge
 
Published April 6, 2012 by BAISDEN PUBLISHING LLC. 269 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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