Big Girls Do Cry

Big Girls Do Cry

by Carl Weber

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Overview

The Big Girls Book Club has started a new chapter of BGBC in Richmond, Virginia. The same rules apply here: You must be at least a bodacious size 14 to join. . .

Living in the plush suburbs, thirty-seven-year-old Egypt has it all—almost. She's happily married to Rashad, but there's one thing missing. They want to start a family. Enter her sister, Isis, who's moved into Egypt's McMansion with dreams of starting over. There's just one hitch: before her sister married Rashad, he was Isis's man for ten years. Isis thought she was over him, but the close quarters are creating doubts. . .

Meanwhile, Loraine—Egypt's boss and one of BGBC's newest members—may be in the running for her sorority's next national president. But Loraine has secrets that could ruin her if they ever see the light of day. Now these book lovers are about to learn that drama can follow you wherever you go—and that big girls do cry. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758288240
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Big Girls Book Club Series Series , #2
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 508,917
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher's Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain't the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which is currently producing films based on several of his bestselling novels. He lives in Long Island, New York, with his family. His Web site is carlweber.net.

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Big Girls Do Cry 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 169 reviews.
jazzlover320 More than 1 year ago
After reading "Something On the Side" I anticipated the follow up. However, I was greatly disappointed by the plot. I felt the author chose the weakest characters from the first novel, Eygpt and Isis. Reading about two sisters, conniving and being naive is not my definition of good fiction. The fact that Eygpt married Rashad, Isis ex-fiance, is bad enough. But for Isis to live in the home with them and have their child was just plain foolish. I honestly almost put the book down, after Isis makes attempts at stealing Rashad back. Absolutely Ridiculous!!!! Thankfully, characters like Loraine and Jerome saved the book from being a complete and utter waste of time. The author is one of my favorite contemporary authors, but I was left very unsatified. The plot should have stayed in New York with the old BCBG members Tammy, Coco, and Nicki...that would have been a story to read!!! Hopefully the next one will be done in true Carl Weber style. Maybe next time it will be worth the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is basically the part two of Something On the Side which i LOVED. This is my second book i read by Mr. Weber and i'm enjoying them all. I'm anxious to read Torn Between Lovers since it will begin where this one ended. I,'m telling you Mr. Weber is a smart business man, all the books seem to have a part 2. He needs to turn these books into movies
DarleneGinn-Hargrove More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS A HOT MESS!!!!!! CARL WEBER HAS DONE IT AGAIN. THIS BOOK GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE TERM IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR. IRIS IS DEADLY. I WOULD NOT, AND COULD NOT HAVE A SISTER LIKE THAT. I GUESS IRIS'S MOTTO IS WHAT'S MINE IS MINE, AND WHAT'S YOURS IS MINE ALSO. NOW HOLD UP WAIT ONE MINUTE, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH EYGPT???? WHAT DEMON TOOK OVER HER BODY AND MADE HER ASK IRIS TO DO THAT FAVOR FOR HER. EYGPT WAS JUST LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, AND BOY DID SHE FIND IT. THE CHARACTER I LOVED THE MOST WAS THE MOTHER, SHE TOLD IT LIKE IT TIS. LORRAINE IS CRAZZY. LEON NEEDS HELP WITH HIS PROBLEM. AND POOR JEROME WHAT A TANGLE WEBB YOU HAVE WEAVED. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. I AM ON PINS AND NEEDLES AWAITING THE SEQUEL. TWO THUMBS UP HIGH FOR CARL WEBER.
MissDre More than 1 year ago
Interesting read! Carl Weber always seems to throw a curve ball in the plot right when I think I know what's gonna happen. It kept me engaged from the beginning to the end. I could not put it down! If you are interested in reading Big Girls Do Cry, be sure to read Something on the Side first and read Torn Between Two Lovers after reading BGDC. You will not be disappointed with the drama!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I literally never stopped reading this book, it was that gd. The characters were amazing and im looking forward to the sequel
jrpatterson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I actually enjoyed this book. To be honest, I didn't think I would. I read Something on the Side but don't really remember much of it. But Big Girls Do Cry was interesting. I liked the way Weber developed the characters. I like the way the story was told in the different points of view. It allowed the reader to get into the heads of each individual character and to see what they were thinking but it wasn't too much to where the story was given away. I like how just when I thought I knew what was going on, Weber would take the story in another direction. I'm glad he added at the end that he would be doing another book to clear up some loose ends because I definitely wnat to know what's going on with Jerome and also find out what happened to Leon in his past. I'd recommend this book to others to read.
diogo79 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got this book from "LT early reviews", WOW , I was a bit shocked when I started reading it , the drama in the different relationships , I got hooked in the lifes of the caracters. I will have to read the other ones from Carl Weber so I can find out what happens ...
LibrarysCat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Kensington and Library Thing Early Reviewers for the opportunity to read this book. Carl Weber tells the story of two sisters and two friends. One friend has everything and almost loses it all. The other friend has everything that she could want except for a child of her own. One sister is a train wreck who tries to steal what belongs to her sister. Each of these characters is developed fully and the reader begins to feel like she knows these women personally - in the end, there are some surprising twists and turns as the author leaves the reader waiting for the next book in the series. Although this is not the type of book I would select from the shelves, I enjoyed reading the book.
schatzi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't really think that I would like this book, but I ended up getting sucked into the story anyway. The characters were interesting, although the plot was a little too drama-heavy for my tastes. However, it definitely made for a riveting story. The language might shock some (as well as some of the actions of the characters), but it didn't faze me. It was also refreshing to read a book that not only had plus-sized women as main characters, but they were (mostly) confident in themselves and didn't feel the need to apologize for being overweight.
Livana on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The language in this book is raw and sometimes unnecessarily so - it feels a bit like it's only there for the shock value.I almost put the book down about a third of the way through because 2 of the characters are so unlikeable. Half way through, I thought they had to have their comeuppance so I decided to read on. Hm, I ended up disappointed.Target audience might be African American, as another reviewer suggested, so maybe I'm not just getting it.
l3wilso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lots of drama, but a good read. I was shocked at some of the things that happened in the reading, but I stilled enjoyed the "storytelling". I will need to read some previous books by the author again and going forward.
reads4pleasure on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The ladies of the BGBC, that's the Big Girls Book Club, are back for another round of adventures. The only requirements for membership are a love of reading and being a size 14 or more. The sequel to Something On the Side, Big Girls Do Cry picks up with the story of Isis and her crazy (and I don't mean that in a good way) sister, Egypt.Newly relocated to Virginia with her husband Rashid...the same Rashid that her older sister Egypt dated for over 10 years, Isis fears that her marriage could be coming to an end if she's not able to have children. Though adoption could be the answer to their problems, Isis' husband would prefer to have a child of his own.Egypt has lived with Rashid and Isis since her last suicide attempt. She's over Rashid, the man that she dated for years until married playboy Tony came along. Tony's wife won the last battle, but Egypt is determined to win the war. She might need to get a job and move out of her sister's house first, but for now, she plans to stick around and lure Rashid back into her bed.Ok, time out! I just need to do a reality check here. So sister #2 (Isis) married sister #1's (Egypt) leftovers (Rashid). Then when sister #1 couldn't trap the married man she dated and tried to kill herself, sister #2 let sister #1 move in with her and the leftovers (Rashid)? Couldn't and wouldn't be me, but to each her own, right?New club member Loraine has everything going for her as the president of her own public relations firm. The office of national president of her sorority is just within her grasp, but only if she can keep her sorors from finding out about her cheating husband.The only male member of the club, Jerome, is Loraine's best friend. A living-out-loud gay man, he's proud of the way he loves them and leaves them, until the day he leaves the wrong one and all hell breaks loose.What did you like about this book?Much like early Eric Jerome Dickey and Van Whitfield, Carl Weber writes well from the female perspective.What did you dislike about this book?The storylines bordered on ridiculous at times, but it is fiction so I guess I can't complain too much.What could the author do differently?I would have liked more male voices in the story. Isis and Loraine both have problems with their husbands, but the story is only told from their side so as the reader, you're left feeling like the husbands are unconcerned with their marital problems.
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Great Sequel I really enjoyed the read!
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cindyTG More than 1 year ago
This book is a page turing drama,suspense,from begin to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just as good as the first. This is a must read but read the Something on the Side first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author didnt usecthe typical characters from "something on the side" however, i was interested in their story the most! On to my next CW book! AkeshiaJ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am nice and kind i have lots of awesome friends i am the best i like to dance and sing I have one dog and 4 fishes that is all about myself
OKay1 More than 1 year ago
This bookwas off the chain but a short reed! had it done in two days!
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I would so infuriate with Isis! Ugh! I couldn't have her as a sister at all. The book is wonderful! I'm reading the 3rd book Torn between 2 lovers now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this read, its a complete page turner and something you won't want to put down! Buy it, well worth it. Great book.