Sweet Georgia Brown

Sweet Georgia Brown

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by Cheryl Robinson
     
 

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Meet Georgia Brown-a humble housewife determined to become a household name....

After eleven years of marriage, Georgia Brown is fed up with her husband, Marvin, a popular radio personality. It's not just because she suspects he's having an affair, or because she's suddenly expected to raise his thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe-whom she never even knew

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Meet Georgia Brown-a humble housewife determined to become a household name....

After eleven years of marriage, Georgia Brown is fed up with her husband, Marvin, a popular radio personality. It's not just because she suspects he's having an affair, or because she's suddenly expected to raise his thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe-whom she never even knew existed. It's because of the comments he makes about her weight, their marriage, and their sex life...on national radio!

Now, to save their marriage, Marvin invites Georgia to the station for an on-air rebuttal, having no idea it will launch her career. Or that what began as a battle at home will now be a blistering war for all to hear....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440635472
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
338 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Cheryl Robinson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She a has a degree in business marketing from Wayne State University. Cheryl currently lives in Dallas, Texas, and is working on her next novel.

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Sweet Georgia Brown 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's no secret, power couples in Hollywood begin with imbalance where one person in a relationship is a dreamer and the other a doer, but suddenly a stroke of luck changes the underdog's circumstances sometimes for the worse and even for the better when the other realizes that they are in a relationship with a loser disguised as a winner. In Sweet Georgia Brown, Marvin's life takes an upsweep curve after penning a talk show as a comedian with the clout of an Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock saga on rewind. Marvin begins to torment his wife with silly jokes live on air for ratings. She begins eating food, feeling down and depressed. It's heartaching to see this man do this to his wife and will bring tears. Marvin's words cut like a knife with pop shots against his wife, but is it a price she has to pay for having a husband on a fast roller coaster to success? Sweet Georgia Brown brings meaning to the words, 'If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!' This is the one made for a television drama or movie. I simply loved it and couldn't put the book down. I can see marvin being played by Michael Baisden and Georgia Brown being played by Robin Givens or even Wendy Williams. This lady's writing pen is masterful and worth the wait for every novel. My favorite line in the book is of course, 'What's going on? Why the Bags? Are you leaving me?' by Marvin. How could such a sweetie turn into such a monster overnight with a little fame and fortune. Don't worry, Sweet Georgia Brown has a powerful weapon at the end that proves, if you can't beat high rolling men at their games, join them. You won't believe where Georgia is headed. SWEET, MEMORABLE & CLEVER WRITING SAVVY for every reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book; with the exception of two characters Corliss and Bernadette everyone wasgreat. Fantastic read. Enjoy.
drecake More than 1 year ago
get even with her ex-lover ! tell the world he,s no good in bed !
Lovelyness More than 1 year ago
Everytime I buy from an author I've never read, I feel like I'm taking a bit of a gamble. However, Sweet Georgia Brown was a very enjoyable book for me. It is the type of book that will hold your attention, and Georgia, the main character, is very lovable. (I especially liked that it was set in my hometown--Detroit and surrounding areas.) The story line is pretty good, and will keep you reading from beginning to end. I definitely look forward to reading more books by this author.
Lorinette More than 1 year ago
Cheryl Robinson has captured me. I put books down for a long time and now, I am going to read on a regular basis now. Besides the content in the book, Cheryl Robinson message in this book says it best, follow your dreams and anything can happen.
SBSBOOKCLUB More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading Cheryl Robinson work. Her book "Sweet Georgia Brown" made me an instant fan of hers! It's a story of a couple struggling to make ends meet. The wife supporting her husband in all of his endavors while putthing hers on hold. Then BOOM, he blows up and becomes very popular. Then that's where the drama unfolds. Marvin dogs hs wife Georgia out on the radio and doesn't expect her to be hurt. He talks about his affair on the radio and claims it's only fun and games. As the drama gets deeper, you find Georgia with her own radio show. You see how quickly the tables turn. Cheryl teaches you a lesson of love and respect. Great job Cheryl!!!
Miss_J More than 1 year ago
I felt the main character in this book was an inspiration to those around her in the story, as well as any woman, wife, or mother. Basically she was a door mat in the beginning, and in the end she is on top of her world. I enjoyed this book very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Georgia & Marcus has been married for eleven years. She has catered to his every whim, even assisting him pursue his dream of becoming the next 'Bernie Mac'. When he becomes the winner of the reality show 'The Last Laugh', his career takes off and there moving on up like George and Weezy. Five years later and thousands of dollars richer, Marcus decides to pursue a career as a radio personality suggested by Georgia. Within two years Marvelous Marvin becomes the number one rated morning show in the nation, with his wild antics including his outlandish comments about Georgia that he never apologizes for. Unexpectedly his thirteen year old daughter Chloe, whom Georgia never knew existed shows up and is left to be taken care of. Sick and tired of being sick and tired of the lies, cheating, and not being the man she fell in love with. Georgia is invited to the station for an on air tell all response, not knowing she is about to blow up in radio that will put Marvin to shame and Sweet Georgia Brown becoming a household name. Sweet Georgia Brown is a beautiful story about a woman taking control of her life after being taken for granted. It was a very easy read and exceptionally written. The characters was very believable and makes you feel like your right there in the story. The story has some teary moments and also laughing moments as well. Makes you put some things in prospective, if you are going through a similar situation. Kudos Mrs. Robinson.....Tangerine, Reader's Paradise Book Club
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this novel. It was funny, witty, and insightful. When people that are not use to having large amounts of money, finally become wealthy, alot of times they are not able to handle it. They find themselves changing, and it is never for the good. It is always a good thing to remember where you come from and the people that was with you and stood by you when you had nothing. Easy come easy go, that's what you have to remember when you become wealthy overnight. And never burn the bridges that helped carry you over, because you never know when you will need those bridges again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cheryl Robinson has been known for writing novels with a twist, portraying women who face the odds and succeed. Her books have been touted as being fresh and exciting. Her characters have been ¿heart feeling, genuine¿ and the protagonist in her latest release, Sweet George Brown is no different. Georgia Brown is the loving and hard working wife of Marvin Brown, a wanna-be comedian struggling to find his way to his big break. The mother of two young sons, Georgia is committed to standing by her man, even when he doesn¿t have a full-time job and they are forced to move in with his parents. When nobody else believes in Marvin, Georgia does. After becoming the first place winner in a national reality TV show Marvin is finally on the rise and he is determined to repay Georgia for all those years that she struggled with him and worked a job that she hated just to feed the family. They move into their dream house, drive the best cars, Georgia becomes a stay-at-home wife and mother and for the first time, money is no object. Marvin has arrived. Sounds like all of their dreams have finally come true, but in the process Marvin becomes a different man. He is so unlike the Marvin that Georgia married and after eleven years of marriage, Georgia Brown becomes disillusioned and depressed. She gains weight and has a desire to re-invent her life. Now a popular on-air radio personality Marvin uses Georgia as the butt of painful and uncaring jokes to boost his ratings. A spiritual woman, Georgia relies on her faith and her good will towards others to get by but she can¿t close her eyes to Marvin¿s philandering ways and his total unconcern for his family. As long as the money is rolling in, he feels that he is doing his job. Georgia knows better. Robinson gives her readers another woman who fights the good fight and wins. Georgia¿s story is empowering and she finds herself blessed to give other women like her, the encouragement to change their lives by her example. Sweet Georgia Brown is a novel that will make women stand up and cheer as Georgia persevere and ¿Marvelous Marvin¿ gets what he truly deserves in the end. I laughed and cried while reading this book and the message is clear ¿What goes around, comes back ¿ Without trading dirty deeds with her husband when he is down and out, Georgia proves that taking the high road pays off in the end. This is a novel you will love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Georgia Brown starts off this excellent novel as a patient, obedient, loving wife to her aspiring comedian husband, Marvin. She defends him to his parents, who they live with, along with their two sons, while he tries to make it in the big time. She struggles with a loser job and living in cramped quarters, but believes wholeheartedly in Marvin's dreams. Then, thanks to winning a game show, his dreams come true. Where they were once turned away from the palatial homes they'd coveted, now they live in one, drive fancy cars, and don't want for money. Yet, neither are truly happy. Marvin gambles and sleeps with other women and has become full of his own fame as the #1 radio host in Detroit, while Georgia fills her time with shopping and trying to convince herself they're living the fabulous life. When a daughter Marvin didn't even know he had, Chloe, arrives at their door full of sass, it's not Marvin, but Georgia, who takes the girl under her wing, even after she overhears Chloe calling her a 'fat b-tch.' Chloe helps turn the story around, seeing the sweetness in Georgia, calling her 'Mom,' and encouraging her to face the reality of Marvin's cheating. Another turning point is when Georgia, so fed up with Marvin's antics, goes on his show and does so well she's offered her own radio show. It's clear that this rankles Marvin, used to being the big kahuna in his city and household, and it's fun to see his downfall - gambling woes, listener revolts, demanding women - while Georgia thrives not by sinking to his level, but rising to her own. She brings issues she cares about to light, like HIV/AIDS and homelessness, something near and dear to her heart. Robinson has written a fast-paced, fun read that kept me glued to its pages, and also manages to write about social issues - class, gender, homelessness - in ways that are subtle yet powerful. Sweet Georgia Brown comes into her own as the book progresses, but never loses sight of who she is. She shows compassion at the end of the book toward her husband, and realizes that she has true power to affect those around her. It's nice to see the good guy (or in this case, the good girl) win, and Sweet Georgia Brown's success, both on the radio and out in the world, is moving and will remind readers that even when things seem hopeless, they're not. Another thing I appreciated is that, as a reader of chick lit, I so often find the worship and fetishization of name brands and wealth. Here, yes, people aspire to be successful financially and reap the rewards of that success, but it's not in a materialistic way. Robinson shows the joy people get out of giving and receiving, and money is shown to cause at least one person's demise. What could have started out as a rags to riches story becomes a lot more complex as Robinson shows the other side of the riches, and that true happiness comes from the inside of the heart, not the inside of a bank.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marvin works for a small Detroit radio station that turns into mega listeners when Marvin turns it into a laugh-a-thon about his precious wife Sweet Georgia Brown. When Marvin started out he was doing small comedy after comedy, down on his luck, no job, staying w/his parents with a wife and 2 children that he could barely feed. Sweet Georgia always supported Marvin and believed in his dreams, when noone else did, but she didn't know the cost of believing in Marvin until 'The Last Laugh' turned into 'The Marvelous Marvin Morning Show', at her expense. Fed-up with Marvin's peanut gallery on the radio as well as raising his 13 year-old sassy daughter Chloe, that one day appeared on their doorstep, Georgia gets her own blessing, but not at Marvin's expense, she worked her way to the top the old fashioned way, with hard work and faith. Through all of Marvin's gambling, extra-marital affairs, laughs at Georgia, and thru all of his dedicated listeners, even when Marvin faced a crucial and devastating disaster that was about to end his career, Sweet Georgia steps up again and become his soul survivor. Sweet Georgia Brown is a uplifting, inspirational novel which shows there are dreams that do come true, and that you'll be one step closer to your dreams if you keep believing in yourself, and thru it all to never give up. Reading this book you'll learn to laugh, love yourself, believe, and most of all make your dreams your reality. Listeners will get a scoop of sweetness sprinkled with laughter everytime they tune in. This book will entertain readers and challenge them spiritually. Sweet Georgia Brown you derserve 5 stars w/white glove treatment.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sweet Georgia Brown Cheryl Robinson NAL, Jan 2008, $13.95 ISBN: 9780451222282 In Detroit Marvin Brown is obsessed with making a fortune so the stand up comic plans to change his routine from impersonation to ¿sh*t happens¿. He wife Georgia is unhappy that he will use the N-word and the B-word in his act as she reminds him his clean show enabled him to open up the Gospel Exposition. However, he felt like a loser when he, Georgia and their two kids Edrik and Haden moved in with his parents. Marvin¿s new act is well received and lands him a well paying radio talk-show host position. Georgia is elated until she learns her Marvin is cheating on her, that he uses her as his punching bag on the air, and that he has a thirteen years old offspring she never knew existed move in with them. Upset and hurt Georgia obtains a job as a talk-show host after a guest appearance on her spouse¿s show where he is nasty while she is sweet in rebuttal. However, when Marvin crosses the on air line, his career is in freefall only SWEET GEORGIA BROWN can save his butt, but will she as he changed Georgia from sweet and probably from Brown with his caustic radio comments about her. --- This is a fabulous African American affirmative answer to ¿Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?¿, but with a sweet twist as Georgia punches back in their on the air gender war. Fans including most males will root for Georgia as Marvin cruelly puts her down at home and in public. Told in three parts by Cheryl Robinson, readers will appreciate this fine tale of transformation as success spoils Marvin, but encourages Georgia to be more as she learns from her husband the pitfalls to avoid. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How old should I be to read tthis book? I am 13 years old.
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