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Jay Thomas Willis
Richton Park,, Illinois
Biography:

Jay Thomas Willis was born in East Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. degree in sociology. He also graduated from Texas Southern University with a M.Ed. in counseling, in addition to receiving a MSW in social work from the University of Houston.

Willis has held numerous social work positions, and has now turned to freelance writing. He has written fifteen books, fifteen professional journal articles, several consumer articles, and has written Op-Ed Commentaries for the Chicago Defender, East Side Daily News of Cleveland, Ohio, and an occasional “Guest” Column for the Final Call Newspaper.

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1 .
Finding Your Own African-Centered Rhythm
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-0503-2 ©2000
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2 .
Penny for Your Thoughts
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-0492-3 ©2000
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3 .
Reflections on My Life--You're Gonna Carry That Weight a Long Time
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-0502-4 ©2000
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4 .
The Devil in Angelica
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-0299-8 ©2000
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5 .
Where the Pig Trail Meets the Dirt Road
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-0412-5 ©2000
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6 .
You Can't Get There From Here
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-0504-0 ©2000
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7 .
When the Village Idiot Get Started
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by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-1813-4 ©2003
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8 .
Nowhere to Run or Hide
These critical essays on the African-American community are insightful, provocative, perceptive, dynamic, and informative. Understanding these essays will help you to get on the right track for the new millennium. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-2473-8 ©2005
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9 .
As Soon As The Weather Breaks
Lively, entertaining, and captivating book about a disadvantaged Black-country boy that chose the other fork in the road, took a gamble, and was lucky enough to improve his life chances. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-2474-6 ©2005
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10 .
The Cotton is High
Creative imagination at work. Exciting, fast paced, and easy reading. Stories you like to read while snuggling in a warm blanket, and sitting by the fireplace in your favorite chair. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-3640-X ©2006
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11 .
Why Black Americans Behave As They Do: The Conditioning Process From Generation to Gernation
Deeply engaging, intellectually passionate, and thought provoking; it sets the record straight; and explains why blacks must become aware of how we've been conditioned, and begin to negate this process. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-3682-5 ©2006
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12 .
God, Or Balance in the Universe
Unorthodox to say the least. Hits the nail right on the head, and takes most of us out of our comfort zones. It gives us all something to think about. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-3641-8 ©2006
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13 .
Over the Celestial Wireless
These critical and dynamic essays are perceptive, penetrating, forceful, and informative. They are as smooth as a John Coltrane’s melody. These powerful essays will transform your life for the better. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-4160-8 ©2007
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14 .
Hard Luck
These sixteen original short stories are from the heart. They’re profound, gutsy, and penetrating. They’re like experiencing jet propulsion in an age of horse and buggy. They will seduce you. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-4783-5 ©2008
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15 .
Paranoid But Not Stupid
These articles are to the point, incisive, insightful, down to earth, and illuminating. They go down easy as expensive champagne on New Years Eve, as the clock strikes midnight. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-5844-6 ©2010
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16 .
Nothing But a Man
This memoir describes some of the author’s obstacles, trials, and tribulations as he grew from boyhood into manhood. It is succinct, down to earth, refreshing, masterfully crafted, and delightful to read. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-5846-2 ©2010
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17 .
Educated Misunderstanding
These short stories are a fictitious expression of a superb, delightful, and insightful imagination. The author has created another book of masterfully-crafted self-expressions. Excellent, meaning-ful, anytime reading. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-5845-4 ©2010
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18 .
Implications for Effective Psychotherapy with African Americans
This book puts forth dynamic implications for doing psychotherapy with African Americans. If you work with African Americans you will find this book an oasis in a hot-dry desert. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-5860-8 ©2010
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19 .
Things I Never Said: Emails to my African-American Son in College
These emails are attempts by the author to build his relationship with his son. They’re revealing, electrifying, and captivating. Should be read and reread by Black fathers and their children. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-5994-9 ©2010
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20 .
Word to the Wise
This little book won’t lower your blood pressure, cure heart disease, cure your gout, or immunize you against H1N1. But it has some good-practical advice if you follow it. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-6190-0 ©2010
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21 .
Born to Be Destroyed: How My Upbringing Almost Destroyed Me
A startlingly frank and candid peep at the life of a sensitive-stuttering-country boy who wouldn’t take no for an answer, and would rather give out before giving up. read more
by Jay Thomas Willis ~ 0-7414-6236-2 ©2010
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