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A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  199 Ratings  ·  20 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 liv
Published September 20th 2011 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2011)
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Latrisha Clark
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good stories.
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
Nov 17, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Anita Dawson
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of each individual book but the first book was absolutely the best--I actually cried at the end. The second book-eh...nothing to write home about. The third book was better but still not like the first one. The last book can be skipped.
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nikki Turner has done it again !
Quastarcella Borom
Urban lit at its finest

I enjoyed all four stories. The characters were strong women. They did what they had to do to right the wrongs against them.
Tracey Sims
Was that great of a read.
this wasnt 1 of her best. I really didnt like this book
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good book.
Youpier Johnson
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed hearing about these young girls struggles to live a life in the streets of fame, drugs, prostitution and prison.
Regina Lloyd
Jul 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to audiobook.
Nicole Ross
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Audio Book Mini-sodes
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.
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-lit, audio
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
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book. Im interested in reading the the full books of the short stories i read in that callaboration.
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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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