Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva [NOOK Book]

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“Jonesy,” as she’s known to her fans, captivates millions of Hot 97 listeners with her daily dish on hip hop and rap celebrity. But within these pages are the juicy scandals that even this no-holds-barred DJ has kept off the airwaves. For the first time, Jones reveals everything–from her volatile upbringing as the child of alcoholic parents to candid stories of her early singing career under Doug E. Fresh’s wing (and between his sheets); from bitter feuds with Wendy Williams and shock jocks Star and Buc Wild to friendships with Patti LaBelle and
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Overview

“Jonesy,” as she’s known to her fans, captivates millions of Hot 97 listeners with her daily dish on hip hop and rap celebrity. But within these pages are the juicy scandals that even this no-holds-barred DJ has kept off the airwaves. For the first time, Jones reveals everything–from her volatile upbringing as the child of alcoholic parents to candid stories of her early singing career under Doug E. Fresh’s wing (and between his sheets); from bitter feuds with Wendy Williams and shock jocks Star and Buc Wild to friendships with Patti LaBelle and Isaac Hayes; from collaborations with Fat Joe and Big Pun all the way to catfights with Christina Milian and Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles. But more than just a tell-all tale, this inspirational memoir is a testament to the struggles of a black woman trying to succeed in a white-male-dominated industry, where the sharks never stop circling no matter how much you achieve. Jones lets it all hang out and doesn’t tiptoe around anyone’s feelings–including her own.

“Love or loathe her, Tarsha Jones puts it all out there. Politically correct? Not a chance. Boring? Never.”
–Essence

“Heart-wrenching and empowering . . . Women behind the scenes in hip-hop are unabashedly writing about what goes on behind the bling curtain. . . . Now it’s Tarsha’s turn. Miss Jones, if you please.”
LASplash.com

“Provocative reading . . . Jones is a survivor, and you can’t help but admire her resiliency. . . . Her writing style is blunt, but with a special flair for the dramatic.”
–Smooth

“Steamy . . . guaranteed to raise eyebrows.”
–Ebony

“If there’s one jock that shocks, it’s Miss Jones. . . . She’s never afraid to reveal the truth.”
–Rap-Up

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345507556
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/29/2008
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 438,468
  • File size: 643 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    Not Bad

    The book rambled, but it was a lot more coherent than most of the those 'tell all' books. I didn't have to read 300 pages of her childhood and family tree. The book ended abruptly, but truly was the correct length.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2007

    Not worth spending you ur $

    I am a big fan of miss jones and even got her to autograph my book. I just recently finished reading her book and it was one of the most boring books I have ever read. It just kept dragging and her story was all over the place. I was getting confused because she jumped from one story to the next- no details! I believe she was being over dramatic for no reason. It is not worth the money. I am always reading books... and I could honestly say that this book is by far the biggest dissapointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2007

    Read About This Book...

    ...in the Daily News and New York Post and the media journalists who usually rake celebrity books over the coals....LOVED IT...so I decided to bite bullet and buy...They were right...it's a great, fun page turner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    Tarsha Nicole Jones or publicly known as Miss Jones has revisited her life to create 'Have You Met Miss Jones' Here she reveals that behind that rough exterior lies a scared girl from Astoria Projects aspiring to be the next R&B diva. Her road to the fame & glory is unlike those who have been spoon fed. It starts in the projects in Queens all the way to the Hot97 radio station. She has faced many obstacles and continues to overcome as those who should try to applaud her accomplishment try to ruin her. And those so-called friends looking out for her. From record labels, to artist, to other radio personalities, and even listeners. Her resolve after these test has not been greater. She continues to have astounding ratings on her hit radio show and brings you what you wanna hear like no other. The business is not everything we see, and she is a victim of its brutalities. Those who judge her most are those who have not turned the dial to listen to her insightful view of the world and everthing in it. Bumbs! Some may call the queen of gossip but no she calls it as she sees it. In behalf of those loyal and supportive of her career we applaud and give you a standing o. If you think this book marks the end, no. She will soon bring us more projects that she is invovled in and if we are lucky we will get the long awaited album for the millions of fans she has and the growing numbers of tomorrow. This book will shortly become a bestseller and touch those who read it. It's a must have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2007

    Not Worth It ...

    Although I like Ms. Jones and will continue to listen to her in the morning. The book was BORING. I agree with the above review that she jumps around too much. She never really gets into details and leaves you wondering what happened? Def not worth the buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2007

    THIS BOOK WAS GARBAGE!!!!!!

    THIS BOOK WAS GAR-BAGE!!!!!!!! SHE NEVER STUCK TO ONE TOPIC LONG ENOUGH SHE JUMPED AROUND WITHOUT DETAIL....she put herself through a lot of the crap she went through by holding on so long when the signs were clearly their to get out of those relationships....WHEN A MAN START DISREPECTING YOU EITHER VERBALLY OR PHYSICALLY IT'S TIME TO BOUNCE....I hope she learned from those hard lessons she went through.....and even though her and Wendy W got beef...Wendy did help her out With the Philly station and she has extended the olive branch and you shut her down you both talk about each other and it's time to grow up. I hope those two ladies could work this mess out because they are both talented women and we as women need to stick together and stop all this beefing we are the backbone to EVERYTHING so let's get it together LADIES

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2007

    Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva

    This book answered a lot of questions for me. Not only into the life of Miss Jones, but the whole story behind radio politics. I applaud her for having the courage to admit to her mistakes and taking responsibility with everything, including men...good and bad...I also like that she did not try to come off as an innocent....and the writing made it fast-paced...and funny one moment and Wow! moments the next...just like Miss Jones was reading aloud. I related to your story...you are most women, who had to go through somethings in order to grow...and you're still on top! Congrats Sister Jones!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2007

    Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva

    I thought this was a great, modern day autobiography about a woman who has made it....from beginning to end, I thought I was the only one with a crazy family....this book, for me, really named names of all of her supporters and detractors of some private and public loves and conflicts...it is the feature of the month of our book club...we love it! Now we listen to radio differently...it is a MUST READ!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2007

    okay

    Okay the only reason why I gave this title a 3 and not a 2 is because I tried to seperate my feelings about the author. I am reveiwing the book and not the author their are parts in the book where she just falls short. Good effort though I think she should have someone help get her point across.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2007

    Good Book

    At first I thought this was going to be another pissed off vixen that just wants to to tell all just to make money. When I started reading the book, I found out it was not that at all, she is just telling the story of her life with all the ups and downs. Because of where she was from and the schools she went to, her life just happen to revolove around people who are now famous. Again, it is no tell all book it is just a book about a successful educated sister that had to go through tribes and tribulations to get where she is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2007

    Like a meal with no meat...

    I really like Miss Jones and I listen to her in the morning so I expected this book to be really good. This book has no substance, she would mention things and just let the topic drop off. She also jumped all over the place. This book is vey poorly written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2007

    Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva

    What a great snapshot behind Miss Jones...now I understand...it was an easy, honest read and clearly moved from her early life. Miss Jones really spilled the beans on this on....good job! Highly recommended! I cheer any black woman who has overcome career and personal obstacles!

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