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The Dirty Girls Social Club

A Novel

Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez

St. Martin's Griffin

In this irrepressible, can't-put-it-down novel of six friends-each one an unforgettable woman in her late twenties-you'll meet:

--Lauren, the "caliente" columnist for the local Boston paper whose love live has recently led her to her boyfriend's closet...to catch him in the act with someone else
--Sara, the perfect wife and mother who's got it all but who is paying a high price
--Amber, raised a Valley girl without a word of Spanish but who is becoming a huge rock en espanol star
--Elizabeth, the stunning black Latina whose TV anchor job conflicts with her intensely private personal life
--Rebecca, hyper-in-command in the world of her glossy magazine, Ella, but totally at sea when it comes to men
--Usnavys, fabulous and larger than life, whose agenda to land the kind of man who can keep her in Manolos almost prevents her finding true love

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Chapter One

Twice a year, every year, the sucias show up. Me, Elizabeth, Sara, Rebecca, Usnavys, and Amber. We can be anywhere in the world—and, being sucias, we travel a lot—but we get on a plane, train, whatever, and get back to Boston for a night of food, drink (my specialty), chisme y charla. (That's gossip and chat, y'all.)

We've done this for six years, ever since we graduated from Boston University and promised each other to meet twice a year, every year, for the rest of our lives. Yeah, it's a big commitment. But you know how melodramatic college girls can g
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez read from her novel The Dirty Girls Social Club, 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. It's no wonder the media is all in a whirl.

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"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."
"As a guilty pleasure it ranks somewhere between Valrhona chocolate and Jimmy Choo shoes-I simply could not put it down."
"...a fresh spin on the best-of-friends novel that's funny, touching, and exhilarating. A winner!"
"The Latina community has a rich new voice and Valdez-Rodriguez is it."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez

  • Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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The Dirty Girls Social Club

A Novel

Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez

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