An Angry-Ass Black Woman
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An Angry-Ass Black Woman

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The autobiographical novel from the author of Uptown Dreams and Satin Doll

Karen E. Quinones Miller is AN ANGRY-ASS BLACK WOMAN

You’d be angry, too . . . if you grew up poorer than poor in Harlem in the 1960s and ’70s, a place of unrelenting violence, racism, crime, rape, scamming, drinking, and drugging . . . with a dad permanently checked out in Belle...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing (first published April 26th 2011)
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Jo

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Why is Karen Quinones Miller so angry? Could it be starting her life in a rat infested apartment in Harlem? Could it be that she was one of four children and there was never enough money for food? How about having a father, with an IQ of 215 who was in and out of Bellevue and seldom in reality.

She is the daughter of an Angry-Ass Black Woman who struggled to get food on the table. She learned early on that the way so survive was to keep her An...more
Ian Farrell

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Raw and overwhelming, anger can make you move forward, overcome all obstacles that society throws at you and prove you’re so much more and deserve so much better. Karen is a strong woman who has never been afraid of anything, not even death. From early childhood, she allowed discrimination and prejudice to feed this anger and turn her into An Angry-Ass Black Woman who would fight for her right to live a happy and prosperous life.

Even though s...more
Imani Wisdom
Raw...Outspoken...Fiery...

These are the three words that describes Karen E. Quinones Miller's autobiographical novel, An Angry Ass Black Woman.

I've taken the liberty to know Ms. Miller through online writing groups and discussions but nothing further. Admittedly, I had no idea she was a bestselling and award-winning author until we've spoke on a few occasions. The first thing I've wondered was how did she have the time to reach out to aspiring authors? I know that sounds cynical. Yet on the cont...more
African Americans on the Move Book Club
Crying and attempting to breathe after reading the final chapter, I shared my thoughts about this Author and this book to someone who has no idea who Ms. Miller is. Then I told him to go online and buy his own copy because I was NOT sharing mine.
I’ve never been to Harlem and I’ve never even driven remotely close to Mississippi but the fact that Ms. Miller painted such a vivid picture of her childhood I felt as though I was there, raw emotion and feeling the pain, trauma, joy and Peace that make...more
Sheryl
This book is a gritty story about the author's life, and how she turned her life around. I admire her so much she fought the big fight and came out a winner. This is book is a great read and very inspirational it shows you that you can do anything if your heart is in it. Ms. Miller is my hero!
Frantascia Price
this book was intense!
Yalonda
I enjoyed reading this book! At first it seemed a little slow. She repeated 117th so much It was insane lol. This book is straight to the point and raw! If you have every read "A Piece of Cake" by Cupcake Brown, and loved it, then you will like this book as well. Just like "A Piece of Cake", this book motivated me in a way I can't explain. As the saying goes, "When you go through things, just know that someone out there has or is going through way worse than you". This book will have you countin...more
Sydelle
I should haver given it 5 stars but selfishly I didn't want I to end. Part autobiographical with life lessons, humor and a heavy dose of reality. WOW! It is a must read. The title can be a bit misleading, the choice words were mixed in but after the prologue where she explains her choice of words, one basically just buckles up for the ride. Her family grew up poor and knew it and some members overcame the odds and others became statistics. I enjoyed how she vividly portrayed the people in her li...more
Antoinette
Crying and attempting to breathe after reading the final chapter, I shared my thoughts about this Author and this book to someone who has no idea who Ms. Miller is. Then I told him to go online and buy his own copy because I was NOT sharing mine.
I’ve never been to Harlem and I’ve never even driven remotely close to Mississippi but the fact that Ms. Miller painted such a vivid picture of her childhood I felt as though I was there, raw emotion and feeling the pain, trauma, joy and Peace that make...more
Msladydeborah
If you are a fan of author Karen E. Quinones Miller her autobiographical novel An Angry-Ass Black Woman is definitely a book that you should check out. Quinones-Miller tells the story of her childhood and the events that helped to shape her as a woman and as a author while recovering from surgery for a brain tumor.

This autobiographical novel gives readers the opportunity to take a look into the family life of Quinones Miller during her childhood, teens and into the early years of her adulthood.

T...more
Ciuin
Karen E. Quinones Miller is an amazing writer. As a best-selling author, she tells her own story in a way that felt comfortable, natural. I felt as if I were sitting down with her at a coffee shop, listening to her tell me about her experiences.

Her command of language and use of structure kept me turning pages. I cried with her losses and cheered her victories. I feel as if she turned her life over to her fans as friends, letting us get to know her better.

I loved this book and would recommend i...more
Kelly
I came across this book while browsing the black literature section at the library, and I'm so glad I found it! And this author! This is a hard hitting autobiography narrated from the point of view of an African American lady growing up in the mean streets of harlam it's gripping, believable funny in some places but also has some very difficult parts to read I really enjoyed the book so much so I've ordered some of her earlier books and ones she mentioned she had read too I can't wait to read 's...more
Rhina M. Finley
Nov 28, 2012 Rhina M. Finley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All
Recommended to Rhina M. by: Urban Readers Lists
If I can give this book more than five stars, I would! For me this autobiograpghy is very intense. Reading this book makes you not want to complain about anything in life. But were humans and we still do. Some of the events in this book was shocking. I just wanted to jump in the story and fight for her. She had every right to be angry. But I'm glad she kept her baby, whom became her greatest love. Even after everything she loved God and made it out of her coma. And she wasn't angry anymore. This...more
Tru Royalty
The title and the cursing was a little discouraging but once I got pass that I realized on so my level there are plenty of these women that go thru lack and abuse but instead of causing self destruction they lash out at everyone else. I really appreciated that she was brilliant and honest about her feeling. She took that anger and made money she wasn't afraid to go speak how she felt and go after what she wanted its amazing how she and Camille work together to make the impossible happen. By the...more
Nicole
Wow I absolutely love this novel man even if some of it was sad moment. I love the fact that family always stuck together and everyone in the neighborhood looked out for everyone like family now that what I called hood love. Man I love the Quinones family they are crazy but they are their for everyone and never turn their back on anyone.I happy You Karen made it out of your situation and was bless with sharing your sucess and upbring really enjoy reading thanks
Tawni A.
This book was great, one of the best I've read in a long time. I'm part of a bookclub, and we choose the book based on the title alone. This book was very raw and gritty, and I visioned each page. I applaud Ms. Quinones Miller for sharing her story. It really gives hope to people who are trying to make a better life for themselves, even as they endure daily struggles.
Brenda
I thought it was good...the female version of Manchild In A Promised Land. Interesting insight into the person who wrote the thought provoking best sell I'm Telling was full of laugh out loud humor, and tear dropping scenes. My only problem????? It had to come an end.
Asha Brown
really good!!!! should have been more to the story.....
Kp
Great story!
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Karen E. Quinones Miller is the author of the Essence best selling novels Satin Doll, I’m Telling, Using What You Got, Ida B., (nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction), Satin Nights, and Passin’.

Miller was born and raised in Harlem and dropped out of school in the 8th grade, but later finished her education and became a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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