Satan's Sisters
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Satan's Sisters

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by Star Jones
     
 

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Set in the bright lights of daytime television, SATAN'S SISTERS is the story of The Lunch Club--a long-running, popular ladies' talk show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned. The show's famous red couch is ruled by its esteemed matriarch, Maxine Robinson, the first African-American to become a network news anchor, who

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Set in the bright lights of daytime television, SATAN'S SISTERS is the story of The Lunch Club--a long-running, popular ladies' talk show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned. The show's famous red couch is ruled by its esteemed matriarch, Maxine Robinson, the first African-American to become a network news anchor, who maintains a hidden safe of diaries chronicling others' indiscretions for posterity--and leverage as needed. But even all-knowing Maxine is caught off-guard when now superstar former co-host Heather Hope makes a ratings-gold guest appearance only to announce a bombshell: the imminent inside scoop straight from the mouth of another ousted member of The Lunch Club's inner sanctum.

Self-described "southern belle" Melissa "Missy" Adams has written an explosive tell-all exposing all the Lunch ladies' secrets and she's going to reveal it on Heather's show; but the story is bigger than just the two of them. Delving into the murky waters of each of the current five co-hosts' life--and the loved ones, lovers, and support team surrounding them, SATAN'S SISTERS dishes the dirt while serving up laughs, suspense, solidarity, and heartbreak. The Lunch Club's beleaguered publicist is assigned to track down the embargoed manuscript and assess the potential damage to everyone's livelihood...but time is running out and there's now a new mole spilling details of the show's private panic mode. Looks like Maxine is going to have to take things into her own hands...but can even she escape becoming collateral damage?

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“Irresistible. . . . Dishes the dirt while serving up laughs,suspense, solidarity, and heartbreak.” —PhiladelphiaTribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451665024
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
223,068
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Star Jones, attorney, television personality, former prosecutor, political insider, philanthropist, author and lecturer, has worked in television for over twenty years. Star has throughout her professional career offered a fresh perspective on the day’s most talked about crime and justice, political and sociological issues from the worlds of news, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Star, a lawyer by trade, is best known to television viewers for her candor, confidence and uncanny ability to clarify muddy legal and social issues. As one of the original co-hosts of ABC’s The View for nine years, she offers an insider’s perspective of what goes on behind the scenes in daytime talk television. Her knowledge of the law and talent for television has won her critical acclaim as a news and legal correspondent, television host and social commentator. Star is the best-selling author of two non-fiction books, You Have to Stand for Something...or You’ll Fall for Anything and Shine: A Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love.

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faydra_deon More than 1 year ago
I would have finished the book in one day had it not been for other things I had to get done. When I first turned on my Kindle to start reading Satan's Sisters, I was about to take a nap. I was so ready to get started with the book that I said to myself, "I'll just read it until I start to nod, and then I'll come back to it later." Child, please! The book was so good from word one, I almost forgot I was supposed to be taking a nap! I had to force myself to put it down and get my nap out, so I could get back to work. I was on chapter four by the time I made myself stop. Star doesn't waste any time getting right into the heart of the action. You are drawn into the story from the first sentence. Satan's Sisters is a book about a book. Before I go any further, let me give you a bit of advice: Do NOT try to replace the two words, Satan's Sisters, with the two words, The View. While it's only natural that Star may have gleaned some descriptive material from her double decades in television, working on different shows, Satan's Sisters stands on its own merit, and it is a brilliant work of fiction by a brilliant writer. If you start reading the book, trying to match the book's characters with real-life people, you not only do a disservice to Star's stellar writing, but you're also going to be hard-pressed to make the preconceived connections you think exist in the book. Having said that, let me give you a brief overview of what you're in store for. Satan's Sisters is centered around a day-time television show co-hosted by five women. A former co-host, who was forced off the show, has written a tell-all book about why she left the show and all the dirt she was privy to when she was on the show. As you can imagine, this sends everyone connected with the show into a tizzy about what's in this book. All those who think they may be affected are trying to do damage control before the damage hits the fan. The people most vulnerable are the five ladies who now sit "on the couch" and talk about politics, current events and the mess in other people's lives. So who's on the couch? There's Maxine, the lead host, who's worked her way to the top of television royalty by kicking much butt and taking many names. She's a long way from her family's sharecropping past, but she's got to do some serious legwork to keep it that way. Then there's Whitney, a well-respected journalist, the mother of four and the wife to a husband who's getting his salacious sexual needs met in a way that no wife wants to come face-to-face with. Shelly is a former wild-child, super-model with an Ivy League MBA, a taste for the night life and the sense to know that common sense and intelligence are more of an asset to her than her bangin' body and phat bank account. Dara, the double-degreed Latina, is the baby of the bunch, but she will be no less affected if her biggest secret is revealed before she has the opportunity to reveal it herself. Funny woman Molly, is the comedienne on the couch, but what she's dealing with in her life is no laughing matter whatsoever. The rub? The former co-host with the tell-all book knows all their business, and she has some u
BobbiNJ More than 1 year ago
Satan's Sisters grabs you from the first page. It is a fun, sexy, and fast read. I read until my eyes were closing the night I started it and finished it in a few hours the next day. Because of Star's background, it is easy to play the game with yourself and compare these characters to those she used to work with on The View. But, these characters and this story stand completely on their own. While this book is obviously enriched by the experience of its author, it is certainly not a retelling. When I finished reading, my sincerest hope was that Star had found a new profession and we would be getting much more fiction from her!
DarleneGinn-Hargrove More than 1 year ago
YOU GO STAR!!!!! WHAT A GREAT READ!!!! I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN ONCE I GOT STARTED. THIS BOOK HAS DRAMA, IT IS FUNNY, IT IS SEXY AND STEAMY, IT HAS IT ALL. AND I TOO WAS TRYING TO MATCH THE CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK, WITH THE HOSTS OF THE VIEW. I BELIEVE STAR JONES HAS FOUND HER NITCH IN THE FICTION DEPARTMENT. THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE, AS BLACK SISTERS CAN'T DO!!!! WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER WILL TRUELY OPEN!!!!! YOU BETTER WORK STAR!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried multiple times to read the book and could not get into it. I had to force myself to read it. Too many characters were introduced too early in the story. I found myself taking notes to keep track. I thought there were also unnecessary support characters. Backstories were repeated too many times and many scenes could have been cut. The book just seems to end with no twist and no impact.
TerrilynnTM More than 1 year ago
Too many characters thrown at you all at one time. Pretty predictable story lines. Didn't seem to put too much thought into the story. Hopefully she's a better legal/crime writer than fiction!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has a lot of details and characters to sort though. After you get everyones name and story straight the book flows. Lots of twist and turns. In the end turned out to be a decent read.
katbook More than 1 year ago
Great Read! I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many characters were introduced at the stsrt that his confusing! I had to keep going back to the start to refresh my memory as to the relationships of each character
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i neither loved nor hated this book. It was very average, very typical. The only interesting thing would be if any of these stories are actually true and trying to guess who they might be about.
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if there was zero stars thats what my rating would be. The title should have been "my fantasies by star jones" I stopped listening to the audio book because I could not listen to anymore vulgarity. She is definately not a writer and should just give it up. what a waste of money for me since it is going right into the trash where it belongs.
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I kept trying to google some stuff just to see if it was based on real tv personalities. I believe everyone famous or not should have their private life private because we are human and make humungous mistakes but sometimes is refreshing to learn that the "perfect" people are as screwed up as us less "perfect".
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I never liked Star and this book is crap. Way too many characters and it was difficult to keep track of characters. She was overly obsessed with sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not a good read,it was not at all what i was expecting.
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Dispointment is an understatment ms jones should be ashamed of herself. I thought this would be a great novel . Boy was l wrong..
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shellyreader More than 1 year ago
If was very disappointed. Star Jones is not a author that I will follow. And it in no way reminded me of her day son the view. I did not even finish it. could hardly get through 1 third, just could not keep my interest. First and last by her