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Just Short of Crazy
by Nina Foxx (Goodreads Author)
When smart, successful, levelheaded lawyer Alexis Pearson gets blindsided by her faithless fiancé, who disses and dumps her, she decides to change everything. Gone are the trendy dreads in favor of her own soft and natural tresses. She's going to get her body, mind, and spirit in shape with tae kwan do classes -- and maybe kick some butt in the process to work out the aggr ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks
(first published 2006)
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this book is like lemonade at a church picnic: light refreshing sweet and somewhat tart. where do i begin. unlike most novels with crazy photostock images of black people this story actually has some substance. its not an epic, but it is multi-layered. not just ghetto drama; and it could have totally been that nina foxx not written the story. she has this knack for detailing relationships that makes them leap off the pages and morph into real people. and the fact that she referenced no woman ...more
This was a pretty decent book (bought it from a bargain books table for five bucks). I liked the main character, Alexis, and the way she handled her business. Remedy and his relationship with Ayzah was irksome, but the author still made it possible for me to care about those characters, especially Ayzah. Reading the back cover lead me to believe that Ayzah would be way nuttier than what she was, but considering the book title I suppose she was just short of crazy (smile). I am curious about the ...more
Wow. I have some of this author's newer books, and found this one in the library, so I decided to give it a tray. Boy am I glad I did. I don't want to tell you which person is crazy, but they were cray cray for real. It was a great story, and I can't wait to see the play version.
Nina Foxx is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and novelist. She writes as both Nina Foxx and Cynnamon Foster. Her work has appeared on numerous bestseller lists around the country, and her films have won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes, and the Rome International Film Festival. Originally from Jamaica, New York, she lives with her family near Seattle, ...moreMore about Nina Foxx...