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Local barber Vernon Jackson becomes Amazon top-selling author with book on dating, relationships

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 09:46:02-05

CINCINNATI — A local barber who wrote a book on love and relationships is making waves.

Vernon Jackson co-owns Noble Barber and Beauty in Corryville, but he can now add “best-selling author” to his resume.

His book "Looking Glass" has become a number one new release on Amazon. The paperback is about dating and relationships from the male perspective.

“Not just the dating process, but about dating ourselves first and then dating other people when it's time to be intentional,” Jackson said.

He wants those who read his book to know that dating is about more than just swiping left and right on an app.

“People should learn how to engage beyond the text. Learn how to have a conversation,” he said.

Jackson was born and raised in Cincinnati. Many know him as a barber, a poet and now, with the success of "Looking Glass," an author.

“I could not even imagine how people would take (the book),” Jackson said.

For Jackson, going to the barber is about much more than a haircut. It's about listening, sharing knowledge and building a relationship.

“Each scalp is different, each client is different, each conversation is different,” Jackson said.

You can get in on the conversation every last Thursday of the month. Jackson will host a conversation session at the barbershop to talk about the book, relationships and the dating process.