|COVER OF ROBBY ROBINSON'S BOOK |
"THE BLACK PRINCE; MY LIFE IN BODYBUILDING: MUSCLE VS HUSTLE"
20th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards
Entry Title: The Black PrinceAuthor: Robby RobinsonJudge Number: 29
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- Structure and Organization: 5
- Grammar: 4
- Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
- Plot (if applicable): N/A
- Character Development (if applicable): N/A
What did you like best about this book?I've never been interested in bodybuilding, but this book held me to the end. I was especially interested in his comments about food, supplements, and elements like salt and potassium. Because I've lived a life fraught with allergy, I have massive amounts of prednisone in my system; though I've declined to take any more, the skin on my arms is so fragile that I constantly bleed under it.His audience at the '75 Mr. World was amazing. Pimps in floor-length fur coats and fedoras? Ladies of the evening in miniskirts and very high heels? That's not the audience I would have predicted; but it was at this show, where he won several awards, that he realized how much steroid use was in operation with the other competitors.Robby is a fascinating character. I hope he'll write a book for new bodybuilders with advice about food and other aspects of self-care.
How can the author improve this book?Robby, I don't have a lot of criticism of this book. Whether you or an editor put it together, your story is compelling. If I were writing this book, I would take out some of the angry Weider references; but they are certainly not fatal. I hope you're giving some free copies to gyms and Boys Clubs