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Just Short of Crazy

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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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Nov 06, 2011 Titilayo rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 09, 2010 Tiffany rated it really liked it
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
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Dec 26, 2015 Shannan Harper rated it really liked it
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.
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Jun 30, 2009 Sheila Jackson rated it liked it
Just Short of Crazy didn't have enough CRAZY in it. I didn't understand what (A beat) or (Beat) meant through-out the book. I wanted Ayzah to be more psycho than what she was.
Apr 19, 2009 Yolanda rated it really liked it
Fairly good book. I liked it more than I really expected to and will read others by this author. Quick read as well.
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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, ...more
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