The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodríguez audiobook

The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel

By Alisa Valdes-Rodríguez
Read by Alisa Valdes-Rodríguez

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    ISBN: 9781593973063

A vibrant and absorbing novel of six friends--each an unforgettable Latina in her late twenties--and the complications and triumphs in their lives As soon as it was written, The Dirty Girls Social Club began turning heads. The Chicago Tribune reported that the book "set off a bidding frenzy" among publishers. The Associated Press reported that "even people running the copy machines at major publishing houses just had to read The Dirty Girls Social Club." It's no wonder the media is all in a whirl. In this heartfelt and absorbing novel, Valdes-Rodriguez opens up the lives of six upwardly mobile Latina friends in their late 20's. These women, who come from widely varied backgrounds, meet at Boston University and, after graduating, reunite every six months to share their stories. Facing the complications and pressures of everyday lives, the Social Club offers a chance to meet regularly, dish, dine, and help each other over the bumpy course of life and love. Filled with humor, drama, and the redemptive power of friendship, The Dirty Girls Social Club promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

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Summary

Summary

A vibrant and absorbing novel of six friends--each an unforgettable Latina in her late twenties--and the complications and triumphs in their lives

As soon as it was written, The Dirty Girls Social Club began turning heads. The Chicago Tribune reported that the book "set off a bidding frenzy" among publishers. The Associated Press reported that "even people running the copy machines at major publishing houses just had to read The Dirty Girls Social Club."

It's no wonder the media is all in a whirl. In this heartfelt and absorbing novel, Valdes-Rodriguez opens up the lives of six upwardly mobile Latina friends in their late 20's. These women, who come from widely varied backgrounds, meet at Boston University and, after graduating, reunite every six months to share their stories. Facing the complications and pressures of everyday lives, the Social Club offers a chance to meet regularly, dish, dine, and help each other over the bumpy course of life and love.

Filled with humor, drama, and the redemptive power of friendship, The Dirty Girls Social Club promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

(an) affecting debut that takes a long, hard, and funny look at life in the U.S. for Latina women...an upscale telenovela with well-drawn, charmingly flawed characters from an author who explodes some myths. Kirkus Reviews
Those who liked The Joy Luck Club or The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood will enjoy The Dirty Girls Social Club...It is heartfelt, fast-moving, and often funny. Oklahoman
This season's most scrumptious book...a summer must. Advocate
Marked by fast-paced dialogue and a pop-culture sensibility, this engaging novel, each section of which is written from a different woman's perspective, carries an unmistakable message. Book
The writing is strong, fluid, and sometimes laugh-out loud funny. Pioneer Press
Valdes-Rodriguez' novel delivers on the promise of its sexy title (with a) diverse group of women that defies stereotypes. The book addresses serious questions-prejudice, the difficulty of winning respect from Latino men-but balances them with enough romances...to satisfy any chick lit fan. This is a fun, irresistible debut. Publishers Weekly
Valdes-Rodriguez' compelling characters are enhanced by their racial identities but not at all inaccesible to the non-Hispanic...an enjoyable read. San Antonio Express-News
...a heartfelt, fast-moving, and often funny page-turner. Booklist
...in the end, it's the complex, finely drawn characters who make the book work. Rocky Mountain News
...the summer's must-have beach book. Latina magazine
As a guilty pleasure it ranks somewhere between Valrhona chocolate and Jimmy Choo shoes-I simply could not put it down. Whitney Otto, author of How to Make an American Quilt
This lively debut novel...reads like the Hispanic version of Waiting to Exhale. New York
...a fresh spin on the best-of-friends novel that's funny, touching, and exhilarating. A winner! Jennifer Crusie
The Latina community has a rich new voice and Valdez-Rodriguez is it. Jeffrey Kluger, coauthor of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13
...Valdes-Rodriguez has written an incredible first novel, told in six distinct voices and points of view. Library Journal
Dirty Girls sets out to prove Latina can mean anything-black, white, rich, poor, Spanish-speaking, not Spanish-speaking. The Miami Herald
“The feel of a night out with the girls...charming...undeniably fun. Miami Herald

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Author Bio: Alisa Valdes-Rodríguez

Author Bio: Alisa Valdes-Rodríguez

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys, among other novels. She is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and Pulitzer-nominated former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. She has written and sold pilot scripts to Nickelodeon, NBC, and Lifetime Television, as well as a teen crossover feature film based on The Kindred.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English