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The Night Before Thirty

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2005

    Eh, it was okay...

    I really do believe that many authors should either keep tape recorders on them or eavesdrop on everyday conversation, because Ms. Butler is not the first author I've read who has unrealistic conversation. No one says things like '...I was thinking that maybe we could grab a bite to eat afterward and continue the engaging conversation we began on the plane.' This was the type of wordplay throughout the whole book and I spent more time rolling my eyes than I did reading. I am usually driven to dialogue first, but in this case, I wish the author would've just told the story in biography format. The back stories of the 'Questions' were so interesting (minus Lashawnda's Braces Story...that was wack! Her snide comment to her ex-girlfriend was very gross...ugh!), and William's pay-off was ABSOLUTELY UNREALISTIC. I think the author kinda played her readers for suckers because this book ended too happily-ever-after for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    Their has to be a part II.

    This book was a typical kind of book. I really enjoyed it. I loved all the charcters in the book. I want to know how did all their final choices work out. Geat read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2003

    A Good Summer Read

    I just finished the book. It was good. I would recommend it. Ms. Butler is making a name for herself among African-American readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    Not only for those approaching the big 30

    This book is a must read for ALL women. I enjoyed it because the lessons learned could be understood regardless of your age. As women we are constantly learning and the learning does not begin at 30 and that is what Ms. Butler is trying to let all of us know. I am almost 30 and although there were 5 women in this book who seemed totally different in the beginning, by the end of the book you realize that they are all more similar than you thought and oddly enough, you can relate to each of them on some level. So although 30 is very symbolic for a woman, you don't have to be a 29 year old woman to relate to this book. So buy this book and share it with your female friends and family. Better yet, help a great author out and buy a couple of copies and give it to a couple of friends as a good read for the summer. I guarantee you that no matter their age, they will enjoy this book. Good Job, Ms. Butler! You did it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2003

    5 Life Lessons From 5 Lively & Lovely Characters

    'The Night Before Thirty' is a wonderful book that shows the need to embrace and understand the lessons in life in order to grow and become strengthened by them. Tajuana Butler shows the lessons of five strong, intelligent, beautiful and spirited women that come from different backgrounds whose personal experiences lead them on a spiritual rewarding journey. a journey where women learn to embrace and love who they are individually so they can be loved in return and fulfill their goals. the characters of this lovely novel will remain with you long after you're done. you'll see a little of you and your friends in one if not all of the characters in this book. i highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to read something fun and uplifting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2003


    This book addressed so many different topics from being overweight to being in unhealthy relationships. I read her book Sor. Sisters and it was good but this was great. A more grown up approach of what's going on for todays African American sister.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2003


    This book was great (as good as Sor. Sisters). It gave 5 different matters that women face daily from being overweight to unstable relationships. Very well written and detailed.

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