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A #1 Blackboard Bestseller

Voted as one of the top ten books of the year by the Los Angeles Times

Alice Andrews is a Newark-bred newspaper reporter living the single girl life in Manhattan, while trying to forget the smooth-talking investment banker she thought was Mr. Right. When she meets Jack Russworm, a handsome, third generation Harvard-educated doctor, it seems as though things are finally falling into place. Their romance builds beautifully, but as the relationship gets serious, their divergent upbringings start to the surface. Will they move beyond or get trapped by the expectations of their different worlds.

A delicious, eye-opening look at the world of upper class Black Manhattanites.

About The Author

Photograph by Chester Toye © 2013

Benilde Little  is the bestselling author of the novels Good Hair (selected as one of the ten best books of 1996 by the Los Angeles Times), The Itch, Acting Out, and Who Does She Think She Is? A former reporter for People and senior editor at Essence, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband. Follower her on Twitter and Instagram @BenildeLittle and read her blog, Welcome to My Breakdown, at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 31, 2015)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501122019

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Glenda Eckert Tulsa World With just the right touch of humor, the reality in this smart novel hits the soul. Little does an exceptional job of conveying inner feelings, even the ones that are sometimes difficult to confront.

Karen Grigsby-Bates Los Angeles Times Book Review Benilde Little...has written what some might consider an oxymoron...a Black comedy of manners...An absorbing read.

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