The Dirty Girls Social Club (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Dirty Girls Social Club - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez A vibrant and absorbing novel of six friends--each an unforgettable Latina in her late twenties--and the complications and triumphs in their lives — As soon as it was written, The Dirty Girls Social Club began turning heads. The Chicago Tribune reported that the book "set off a bidding frenzy" among publishers. The Asso... more »ciated Press reported that "even people running the copy machines at major publishing houses just had to read The Dirty Girls Social Club."
It’s no wonder the media is all in a whirl. In this heartfelt and absorbing novel, Valdes-Rodriguez opens up the lives of six upwardly mobile Latina friends in their late 20’s. These women, who come from widely varied backgrounds, meet at Boston University and, after graduating, reunite every six months to share their stories. Facing the complications and pressures of everyday lives, the Social Club offers a chance to meet regularly, dish, dine, and help each other over the bumpy course of life and love.
Filled with humor, drama, and the redemptive power of friendship, The Dirty Girls Social Club promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
Read by the Author. I love hearing about how other cultures interact. The author reads about sucessful 20 something chicano women who all went to Boston University. It is told from each characters point of view, kindof like Little Earthquakes is. I really enjoyed this. Good Author.
I own the book, but found time to listen to it instead. I love this book, and the author did a nice job of changing her voice for the characters. All the stories lines were so varied about each woman, and it made it work well as the stories were woven together. I think that can be hard to pull off in a novel. You have 6 women all Latina, but from various Latina backgrounds, but all sisters from the same College who can find some common ground together. I would listen to this story again and again. The characters really have stuck with me, which one has which issue etc. Reading it might even be great and give you a different pace for the story.
For a white Midwestern woman this book was informative about the differences between the different sectors of the Latin American culture. Author read her own book and sometimes I had problems following which character was speaking. But overall the message in this book: The sisterhood of close female friends crosses all cultures -when you have a group of friends like that they always have your back.