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A Dollar And A Dream

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Features three bittersweet stories about people whose lives are forever changed after winning the lottery, including Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt's Easy Street, in which everything changes for a neighborhood when they send a wannabe player to purchase lottery tickets. Reprint.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jul 18, 2010 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
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All of the stories in this book were great. I had a bunch of spots marked to put in my review, but you really should read it all for yourself. It is amazing what people will do for money.

Here is a quote from each story:

Easy Street by Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt:
P.21 "I need to borrow two dollars until tomorrow. So I can play Lotto.Ain't you heard? The jackpot's fifty million."
"Yeah, I heard, but I ain't givin' you shit.

Ghetto Fabulous by Angel Hunter
"Little did I know a dream about numbe
Kay Prime
Jun 10, 2010 Kay Prime rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
I find that most contemporary, African-American urban fiction authors tend to write on the level of YA novels (except with more explicit sex, language and violence). I prefer writing that SHOWS me the story and doesn't TELL me the story.

I didn't care too much for the first two short tales of this book. I became bored very quickly with both. The ending of the first was cheesy and unrealistic. The second was a little better but not by much. The dialogue and situation were a bit more believable (m
Feb 28, 2009 Corinne rated it really liked it
these short stories were very good, they explored what the love of money can really do. and how far people will go when a lot is at stake, although they were short stories, they were very satisfying and had some twists in them.
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Jun 18, 2015 Teaguem2005 rated it really liked it
Good book, multiple stories about how winning the lottery changes lives and has folks showing their true identities.

First and last stories were the best. The last was by far the deepest and demonstrated the ultimate consequences of greed
Aug 13, 2015 Marci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Good read, I liked each story but the last one was something else,, shameful when you can't trust so called friends.
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The first two stories were good, but I was tried of reading about the same thing. I finally finished the book today.
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Carl Weber is a New York Times and #1 Essence bestselling novelist.

In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of the Year. He is the owner of the Urban Knowledge chain of book stores and a past recipient of Blackboard's Bookseller of the Year award.

Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in
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