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A Hustler's Wife

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004


    I was forced to read this horendous book for my book club. The writing style was just plain awfu. Who cares that the heroine Yarni has on a pair of nine west boots or air max nike sneakers before she jumped in her sterling (or whatever car she was driving) to buy a pack of bubble gum? i know that i am exaggerating but that is really what this god awful book was about. I am aware that its supposed to be a fun read, but i couldn't care less about Yarni not being able to buy a $400 dollar jump suit.BOO HOO! To make matters worse the author actually identifies with this behavior-the constant justifications for Yarni's selfish actions-sleeping with a drug dealer because she needs to feed into her materialism. or going back out with Benjee after he gave her gonnorhea? Well she couldn't pass up the Loui Vuitton luggage set. Yarni is easily bought. She complains about the hustlers hussling but she doesn't mind finding god and then trafficing drugs? The author fails to even write one sentence about the ramifications of drugs in black neighborhoods. At least in the Sister's Souljah's Coldest Winter is purely a satire. Winer's end is not trivial but ironic. This is an awful book. If your IQ is below 80 feel free to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2004


    This book was terrible! It was unrealistic and the writing did not flow well. This author failed to follow up on her story lines. The character Yarni truly never felt what it was like to struggle because every time she hit an obstacle there was someone there to 'magically' bail her out! This book is corny. It was difficult for me to finish!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2004

    IT SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this book was the worst book i have ever read. to me it wasnt realistic, the editing was ter-ri-ble, and it bored me half to death; it just wasn't 'juicy' enough. for those readers who love non stop drama on every page, this book is definitly not 4u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Poor !!!

    I can't believe that no one actually proof read this book. My 8 year old daughter could have written a beter book than this. This book read like a rough draft. I think the younger audience is into the thug lifestyle, so they might see this as a great read, but I thought it was a pathetic attempt at writing a good book by writing like she talks in her everyday life. Maybe the writer should take some editing and journalism classes before attempting another book. Not good!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    What a waste of time

    this book was waste to read. so many people said it was good. im even more mad because i BOUGHT it instead of getting it from the library. it just wasnt real enough for me.

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