Like a fat kid love cake

...is my new book. It's a response to Stephanie Brooks' Love is a Certain Kind of Flower, her 2010 project cataloging metaphors of love pulled from poems. Like a Fat Kid Love Cake is a similar indexing of metaphors, similes and general ideas of love pulled from decades of popular R&B/Hip-Hop songs. The incredibly rare mention of flowers in these hits led me to nix some of the categories Brooks created including “Love is like a flower,” “Love is often moss or mossy” and “Love likes bodies of water” among others. However the overt relationship between hip-hop, pop culture, and product placement inspired more appropriate categories for the genre, “Love is sporty” and “Love likes Luxury Conglomerates.” 

Find the book online here or check it out at threewalls until July 30th.