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    • The Dirty Girls Social Club

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun!!

    • By Jennifer on 10-13-04

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Dirty Girls on Top

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In Dirty Girls on Top, the Sucias are five years older, five times as much fun - but, sad to say, maybe not five times wiser. Lauren is at the top of her game as a columnist for the Boston Herald but still hasn't figured out how to pick a guy - or how to eat (and not eat) like a healthy person.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, uncomfortable accent

    • By Elena on 10-04-08

    Regular price: $27.99

    • El Club de las Chicas Temeraria (Texto Completo) [The Dirty Girls' Club]

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this stylish and sparkly novel, six Latinas, friends from college, form the Dirty Girls Social Club, a mutual support and admiration society. The woman are a varied lot: there is Lauren, the columnist for the local paper, and Usnavys, whose agenda is to land a wealthy man. There is also Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sara, and Amber, who all have different goals and different problems. They all meet regularly, no matter what, to share their lives and their adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great read !!

    • By Thomas Hyatt on 02-10-12

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Feminist and the Cowboy

    • An Unlikely Love Story
    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Feminism was a religion in Alisa Valdes’s childhood home. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem took the place of Barbies and left Valdes impressed with a feminist ideology that guided a prolific writing career - at 22 Valdes was named one of the top feminist writers under thirty by the editor of Ms. Magazine. Yet despite her professional success, Valdes hit forty-two a single mom and a serial dater of inadequate men in tweed jackets - until she met the Cowboy. A conservative rancher, the Cowboy held the traditional views on gender roles that Valdes was raised to reject.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Playing with Boys

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Mara Holguin, Ingrid Oliu
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's delicious new novel, three friends, each a Latina in her late 20s, take Los Angeles by storm. Marcella, Olivia, and Alexis have bonded not only over trouble with men but about how tough it is to make life work in L.A. no matter what you do.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Chicklit full of Fluff

    • By Yessie on 11-25-07

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Make Him Look Good

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The "him" in Make Him Look Good is Ricky Biscayne, sexy Latin singing sensation who has taken the pop world by storm. But it takes more than swiveling hips and dreamy eyes to get to the top of the charts.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Husband Habit

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Eve Bianco
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Vanessa Chavez is a successful assistant chef in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She's rich with friends, loved by her family, but she has one giant Achilles heel: she keeps falling for married men. Not that she knows they're married: each and every time she's duped, mistaken, taken for a ride, outright fooled. When The Husband Habit begins, Vanessa has just fallen for a married guy yet again-but this time, the wife finds out about Vanessa and tries to run her over with her mini-van.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By JC on 06-16-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Haters

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    New York Times best-selling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s young adult debut is filled with sharp, witty dialogue and colorful characters. Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta (“Paski,” please!) is happy with her quiet life in Taos, New Mexico. But when her comic book artist father Rudolfo gets a huge break in the film industry, the two of them quickly transplant to glamorous Los Angeles. There, Paski runs afoul of upper crust Jessica Nguyen and her beautiful friends. How will Paski get by in a place filled with nothing but haters?

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Haters

    • By: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Flora Diaz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Paski and her father move to Southern California, where his comic strip has been optioned for a movie. At her new high school, money is everything and the haters rule, especially beautiful, cruel Jessica Nguyen. While Paski tries to concentrate on mountain biking and not thinking too much about ultra-hot Chris Cabrera, she is troubled by visions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By Dee on 05-06-09

    Regular price: $11.39