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A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  140 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The heralded Queen of Hip-Hop Lit presents an addictive collection of celebrated urban authors with their fingers on the pulse of the streets.

Street lit’s finest female voices—Keisha Starr, Tysha, LaKesa Cox, and Monique S. Hall—deliver searing stories about women who make hard sacrifices to stay on top of their hustle and seize the power, money, and fame they can’t live
Published September 20th 2011 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2011)
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Eva Leger
I haven't been reading nearly as much as usual in the past half of a year and I'm only now starting again. This is the first urban fiction I've touched in awhile and mainly it was because Turner's name popped into my head when searching my new library on-line. Nikki Turner's Riding Dirty on I-95 was the first urban fiction book I ever read and I loved it. She remains to this day one of my three favorite urban fiction authors, along with Dwayne S. Joseph and Allison Hobbs.
But these aren't stories
I downloaded this audiobook because I was in the mood to try something different, but it did little more than remind me why I tend to stick to what I know and like. This book just did not do it for me. I had a really hard time identifying with it, and not just because I am a white girl from the meth belt of America (although that probably had something to do with it). It bothered the crap out of me that the book was supposed to be a testament to female independence and identity but so much of th ...more
I ALMOST finished this one...
It's hard to review a book of short stories as a whole, so a brief review of each:
Story #1: 1 star - it's a pornographic made-for-tv story with a main character I absolutely disliked.
Story #2: 2.5 stars - the story was interesting and had potential, but the author decided to err on the side of graphic depictions of violence rather than substance.
Story #3: 4 stars - this was pretty good and I'll look for more from this author (Lakesha Cox)because she wrote an interest
Anita Dawson
Nikki has submitted a great collection of short stories from authors that tell it from the boss ladies point of view. They all keep it real in their hustle and show you just how far they would go to stay on top.
Synthia Green
This whole book feels like extreme dramatic irony. Starting with Melissa's love and admiration for Jasmine's mother (a women clearly using her). While the book is an easy, entertaining read, all of Turner's characters and short stories are typical, predictable and beginning to run together in a giant blur of exaggerated street fiction.
Miley the Book Junkie Reads . . .
Turner leads a collection of street credit ladies in a work about the work of a woman. Its a collection of what women do & go through from the POV of the woman. Some bring drama and mo drama.
I thought the first 3 stories were decent reads - Dying to be a Star; Southern Girls Escort Service; and Ms. G. Stacks... I couldn't get with the last story - Stilettos and Disrespect
It was a good book. Im interested in reading the the full books of the short stories i read in that callaboration.
A Must Read, I Loved 3 of the 4 storys, And I Liked the 4th
this wasnt 1 of her best. I really didnt like this book
Nikki Turner has done it again !
Tracey Sims
Was that great of a read.
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After Nikki Turner read The Coldest Winter Ever by Sistah Souljah she was dismayed that there weren't other books like it. "I wanted to write the kinds of books I wanted to read," said the bestselling author, whose 2002 debut novel, A Hustler's Wife, would go on to sell more than a few 100,000 copies.
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