St. Martin's Press
On Sale: July 1, 2005
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If you thought the women in Alisa Valdes-Rodriguezs first
novel, The Dirty Girls Social Club, had attitude, wait
until you read her newly published Playing with
Boys.Dallas Morning News Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez broke onto
the scene with The Dirty Girls Social Club, a New York
Times bestseller in hardcover and one of the top debut
novels of 2003. Even more amazing was the response to
Dirty Girls in trade paperback. Already in its 9th
printing and with over 250,000 copies in print, the Dirty
Girls paperback has been reaching an eager audience of
young American women whose Hispanic side had been
overlooked by commercial novels. In Playing with Boys,
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguezs delicious new novel, three Latinas
in their late twenties take Los Angeles by storm.
Marcella, Olivia and Alexis have bonded not only over men
but about how tough it is to make life work in L.A.
Marcella is a hot young television actress, hardly able to
enjoy the life shes bought for herself and certainly not
enjoying her body, which is never quite perfect enough.
Olivias boy is her toddler sonand shes tethered to him and
to her suburban mommy track so tightly the other girls
sometimes cringe. Alexis has a smart mouth and an ample
body; shes a beautiful musicians manager with loads of
style but about enough self-esteem to fill a Prada card
case. Her complicated love affair with the casually sexy
Cuban rapper Goyo is a deeply satisfying romance that will
delight readers almost as much as the emotional richness
and girly fun of the heroines friendship.
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