Love Don't Live Here No More

Book One of Doggy Tales

Love Don't Live Here No More

Hip-hop megastar Snoop Dogg and award-winning playwright David E. Talbert join forces to bring you the unforgettable saga of an aspiring young rapper who finds himself at several crossroads at once, where everything, including himself, is about to suddenly change.

The year is 1989, Long Beach, California. When Ulysses Jeffries's mother decides to move her family from the drug-infested East Side to what she believes is safer North Long Beach, Ulysses and his little brother Bing are hurled into a world like none they've experienced before. Instead of moving on up, they've just moved on over.

From a classically trained piano-playing gangster named Buddha, to the next-door neighbor, a foster mother turned basehead named Crazy Betty, to Uncle Mike, a freeloading relative who has a knack for showing up when times are good and a knack for leaving just before they turn bad -- these characters and more take you on a journey like never before. With growing conflicts in the streets, and at home with his mother, Bing, and his mother's new live-in boyfriend Harvey, Ulysses is forced to make decisions that will forever alter his life. It's clear that his only chance of survival is through close friends, family, and the music he loves.

Love Don't Live Here No More is the first in a drama-filled series of novels called Doggy Tales that takes readers from the unforgiving streets of Long Beach to the bright lights of show business. The novel also comes with an original single that provides the backdrop to this compelling tale.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743273640 | 
  • July 2007

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About the Authors

Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is a platinum-selling hip-hop artist and a darling of Madison Avenue. A hot Hollywood commodity, he has starred in hit films such as Training Day, Starsky & Hutch, and Baby Boy, and appeared in numerous TV shows, including Saturday Night Live and Chappelle's Show. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

David E. Talbert
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David E. Talbert

David E. Talbert is a five-time NAACP Award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and bestselling author. David made his film directorial debut with Sony Pictures’ First Sunday, which opened as the #1 comedy in America. David’s hit plays and novels include Love on the Dotted Line, What My Husband Doesn’t Know, The Fabric of a Man, and Love in the Nick of Tyme. David lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lyn, and newborn son, Elias. Visit his website at