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Sweet Georgia Brown

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Meet Georgia Brown-a humble housewife determined to become a household name....

After eleven years of marriage, Georgia Brown is fed up with her husband, Marvin, a popular radio personality. It's not just because she suspects he's having an affair, or because she's suddenly expected to raise his thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe-whom she never even knew existed. It's beca
Paperback, 366 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by NAL (first published January 1st 2008)
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Nandi Crawford
Feb 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for something empowering, a pick me up, a feel good story
To be honest, I really thought this was going to be another black woman just get dumped and dragged upon and just tired of being tired story. But it wasn't .It was empowering, it made me want to jump and do something good. It also made me not want to see the end of a good book. Sweet Georgia Brown was a sister who worked hard to keep her family together through good times as well as bad times. She basically supported them while her husband was still scratching to be recognized on the comedy circ ...more
Sandra Atkinson
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Quite entertaining. I did find myself rooting for characters, and liking a few. The way the story was presented made it a quick and easy read which I liked. However, I did start to feel like some actions (or lack of) became repetitive in its delivery.
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book kept me very entertained. The resolution for the main character was awesome in the end.
Black Carrie
Feb 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Okay read Georgia was too nice to Marvin if it wasn't for her his ass wouldn't have nothing. I wish Georgia and Cloriss were at least friends . The ending felt incomplete to me.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this book.
Katrina Burchett
Aug 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Things aren't going very well for Georgia and Marvin Brown when the story begins, and to have to put up with Marvin's dad, because they're living in his house, isn't helping their situation one bit. But Marvin, who has a heart to make people laugh, isn't giving up on his dream of becoming a successful comedian, and his wife, Georgia, is doing all she can to support him. Things get better for this couple, but then everything changes... And then, there's Corliss, a thirty-one year old single mothe ...more
Mar 09, 2009 rated it liked it
I liked the character of Georgia in the beginning of her life with Marvin when she was the sole bread winner and believed in him and stood by him as he tried to make his way in the world of comedy. Then when he won this contest and became a radio personality Georgia became a stay at home mom. What I couldn't understand is why an intelligent and strong woman would put up with Marvin's bull*&^% for so long. Everybody else seemed to know that he was dissing her on the air and yet she put up wit ...more
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 actually. I think the author's goal was to give us an empowering tale but the depth of Georgia's denial about her husband was so deep it made her seem stupid instead of a dedicated wife.

I get the whole point of not losing site of your own dreams but the way her 13 year old stepdaughter had to enlighten her wasn't really empowering to me.

Marvin disrespected her in every imaginable way. How Chloe even entered her home was too much. Marvin's reaction to her being there was even worse.

Feb 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I really didn't like Marvin. And sometimes even Georgia. She was too weak. I understand God will help you prevail but God can't help you if you don't try first. Georgia set a bad example for her kids. Having your son tell you that his daddy's mean because of how he treats his mother was heartbreaking for me.
In the end I didn't see Georgia change and grow that much. I think the author left me in a spot that I felt that if Marvin tried hard enough she would go back to him. And because of that fee
Naeemah Huggins
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
let me preface by saying that i do not like these kinds of books. Urban fiction tends to bore me cause its all too predictable. It made me feel a little inept. The plot and disjointed. Two stories were going on parallel to each other. The connection was very superficial for Corliss and Sweet Georgia/marvelous Marvin. it seems like tho author lost her way on the plot. They kept making conclusions that were obviously obvious so it felt like she was trying to flesh out the book. The plot was ok but ...more
Feb 29, 2008 rated it liked it
This book was good for the most part. Took me 2 days to finish. The only thing that bugged me is the writer introduced a new character half way through the book that had no baring on the book as a whole. Don't know why she even wrote about the character. It was just really odd. Other than that I thought it was well written.
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a good page turner. I couldn't put this book down. I finished reading this book in less than 24 hours. This book was very uplifting. All I can say is Sweet Georgia Brown is a phenomenal woman.
May 19, 2009 rated it liked it
I love the way the author came from another point of view of african american family/ live style. I personaly like this author , her work of art is smooth and easy to read .. thank you sista
Books are way too cool to be left unopen!
This looks pretty interesting...hope I can get it later.
Georgia Brown is truly sweet. Not one I would probably read again.
Shannan Harper
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was another one by Ms./ Robinson, and it was just as excellent as the other ones. Got this one from the library. I will be looking for more books from this author.
started a little slow but overall was a good read. Georgia was one of a kind. Wish I could get some of her cookies lol
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great read, I was quite surprised I enjoyed it so much.
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good story. However, there were a couple of extra story lines in the novel that didn't tie together.
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