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Nappily Ever After Audiobook

Nappily Ever After: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Venus Johnston has a great job and a long-term, live-in boyfriend who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She also has a weekly beauty-parlor date to keep her long, nappy hair slick and straight. But the tedious hours and harsh chemicals in the salon have long grated on Venus. One frustrating day, she trades in the long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends her commitment-balking boyfriend packing. It's a bold declaration of independence and one that has effects she never could have imagined. Reactions from friends and coworkers range from concern to contempt to outright condemnation. When her ex starts dating a voluptuous, long-haired beauty, Venus is forced to question what she really wants out of life. With wit, resilience, and determination, Venus finally learns what true happiness is, on her own terms.

©2000 Michael Herr; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Thomas offers painful but amusing insights into the politics of beauty, black culture, and male-female relationships; her first novel places her in a league with Terry MacMillan and Bebe Moore Campbell." (Booklist)
"Empowering....Thomas refuses to let her characters slide into stereotype, and she keeps the pace fast and funny." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Laura K. Zebulon, NC, USA 08-21-09
    Laura K. Zebulon, NC, USA 08-21-09
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    "Great"

    This was a good read because even though I listened, the narrator did such a good job that I feel like I read it word for word. Anyway, I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I also enjoyed the life lesson. Sometimes when u snooze, u loose. Keep up the good work

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    Bianca 11-16-17
    Bianca 11-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good read"

    it was a nice story. I liked that the main character was reflective but some of it was a bit slow and seemed to be extra.

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    Sabrina 11-13-17
    Sabrina 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Can a woman's hair speak her truths of love & pain"

    Fall in love with Venus a career driven woman who wants nothing more than to be a wife, to Clint who claims to have commitment phobia or so he says. Enjoy this roller coaster ride of reality as you can actually imagine the hurt, angry, frustration and love. Listen intently as Venus learns to change her image, handles the jitters of know truth, slows as the sudden drops of life walks in, and listen as she conquers it all in her purest form called Nappily Ever After.

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    ivory avant 10-10-17
    ivory avant 10-10-17
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    "Loved it!"

    not you're typical fantasy love story... very true to life story. it was really good

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    Anonymous 09-26-17
    09-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ok"

    hope the movie is better. the book was OK at best. oo oo oo k

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    Regina 09-26-17
    Regina 09-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    This was a great book. The reading was a little robotic but the overall story was great and I understand a movie is about to be released based on the book.

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    K. McFadden 09-12-17
    K. McFadden 09-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great read!! I can't wait for the movie!"

    I finished this book in one day. I would recommend to friends and family. loved it!

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    Jasmine B. Carr 09-11-17
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    "Worth the read"

    Great message and awesome story. It started to slow in the latter middle part. I admit placed the speed on fast for a moment to push thru. Nevertheless, I was sad, wanting more of the story when it was over. I also pondered on the message.

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    Nina 05-21-15
    Nina 05-21-15
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    "Loved it"

    I thought this book was a real good story of love, being with someone who you love, but just going through life opposed to loving someone and living life. Being natural I can relate to some of the issues she dealt with after cutting off her hair. I thought the book was going to be focused only on hair but it wasn't and I enjoyed it. Great story can't wait to start the sequel.

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    Gloria WESTLAND, MICHIGAN, United States 01-07-13
    Gloria WESTLAND, MICHIGAN, United States 01-07-13
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    "Nappily Ever After- Learning to Accept Yourself"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have expounded more or the main character's self acceptance.


    If you’ve listened to books by Trisha R. Thomas before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first reading my the author, Trisha R. Thomas


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I woul probably wait to watch the movie in free television.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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