Better Than I Know Myself by Virginia DeBerry audiobook

Better Than I Know Myself

By Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
Produced and directed by Patrick Fraley and Hillary Huber
Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts

Blackstone Publishing
19.51 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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The beloved #1 Essence bestselling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they are at a crossroad, and each is pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards. Jewel is Hollywood royalty. As the teenage star of the television show Daddy's Girl, her face is instantly recognizable all across America. Now, though, she wants only to get a serious education and to leave her controlling stage-mother behind. Regina is the definitive upper-middle-class African American girl. Her picture-perfect parents are what she calls "black Ward and June Cleavers" and their goals for her are like a stranglehold. And no one can see how far Regina's rebellious side will take her—or how treacherous it will become. Carmen is just trying to get by. A child of the projects whose father is dead and whose mother has vanished, she has been raised by her abusive brother. Columbia is the way for her to get a better life—if she can hold down two jobs and keep her GPA up. As the years progress, they are challenged by drug addiction, fame, secrets from the past, sickness, betrayal, and the darkest things women can face. But each has what the others need, and their circle of sisterhood, though strained, is never broken—not even by death. Better Than I Know Myself is a novel of heartache, triumph, tears, and the unshakeable bonds among women.

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Summary

The beloved #1 Essence bestselling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters.

Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they are at a crossroad, and each is pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards. Jewel is Hollywood royalty. As the teenage star of the television show Daddy's Girl, her face is instantly recognizable all across America. Now, though, she wants only to get a serious education and to leave her controlling stage-mother behind. Regina is the definitive upper-middle-class African American girl. Her picture-perfect parents are what she calls "black Ward and June Cleavers" and their goals for her are like a stranglehold. And no one can see how far Regina's rebellious side will take her—or how treacherous it will become. Carmen is just trying to get by. A child of the projects whose father is dead and whose mother has vanished, she has been raised by her abusive brother. Columbia is the way for her to get a better life—if she can hold down two jobs and keep her GPA up.

As the years progress, they are challenged by drug addiction, fame, secrets from the past, sickness, betrayal, and the darkest things women can face. But each has what the others need, and their circle of sisterhood, though strained, is never broken—not even by death. Better Than I Know Myself is a novel of heartache, triumph, tears, and the unshakeable bonds among women.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a wonderfully enriching tale about the emotional journeys of three young women. Though it has its dark moments, through it all shines friendships that nothing can destroy.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Engaging.” Essence
“I laughed, I cried, I identified!!!” Sybil Wilkes, The Tom Joyner Morning Show
“Hard to put down.” American Woman
“Pitts is a marvel! Her depiction of a large cast of characters is remarkable.” AudioFile
“Vividly realistic.” Midwest Book Review
“Powerful.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Virginia DeBerry

Author Bio: Virginia DeBerry

Virginia DeBerry is a New York Times bestselling author who was a high school English teacher for almost ten years before becoming a plus-size print model. She attended Fisk University and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She created Maxima, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for plus-size women, with Donna Grant, where she was the editor-in-chief, and has since become sought after as a keynote speaker, motivational/inspirational speaker, and panelist for a wide variety of meetings, organizations, companies, churches, and cultural and educational institutions. Virginia has also appeared on CNN and Good Day New York and been featured in Essence Magazine and Glamour, among others. She lives in New Jersey.

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Author Bio: Donna Grant

Author Bio: Donna Grant

Donna Grant is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She has written more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance. Grant lives in Texas with her husband and two children.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 19.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English