By Kimberla Lawson Roby
Meet Whitney, Taylor, and Charisse, 3 ladies who've been most sensible buddies on account that highschool. even if, this dedicated troika is ready to find a wave of unforeseen troubles.Whitney is a plus-size lady who simply cannot flip down a field of Krispy Kremes or discover a guy who will remain put.Taylor is in a long term courting with a boyfriend who is allergic to commitment.Charisse is married, with cute kids, yet by some means does not have what she particularly wants—or needs.Then by surprise Charisse spins uncontrolled. Her doormat husband manages to face as much as her or even threatens to head public with a really shady mystery Charisse had was hoping to maintain hidden, particularly from her interfering mom. determined, she comes to a decision that just a very dicy scheme will retailer her.One consistent for those girls has been the aid they have provided each other. yet this time, how a ways can friendship go?In this witty, rollicking, deeply poignant tale, Kimberla Lawson Roby demonstrates the storytelling magic that has received her legions of adoring fanatics and made her novels bestsellers.
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Anyway, after a period of time, Amy received calls one after the other, all day long, but Kiesha never received even one. ” “Wow. And the thing is, it’s not just white people who pick up on names that sound black, because we do the same thing. We’ve all been conditioned to think the worst when we hear long and unusual names, almost like they’re foreign, and that’s the very reason my mother named me Whitney. I mean, who would ever guess that Whitney Todd is a black woman? And I promise you, if I have children, they’ll have ordinary names, too.
The way I worshiped anything that could slightly fancy my taste buds. There was no denying that I was a compulsive overeater and I hated it. Sometimes I even hated myself and wondered why God had allowed me to be conceived in the first place. I wondered why He had blessed my sister and my mother and even my two closest friends with normal-sized bodies, but had given me something more similar to Humpty-Dumpty’s. It just wasn’t fair and I wanted an explanation for it. Charisse insisted that I had no right questioning God and that I would burn in hell for doing it, but I needed some answers.
Well, chances are she’s not getting any free minutes,” he said. I couldn’t help laughing. ” “Maybe, but that’s just the way it is. ” I connected the call. “Ms. ” “Good, because I’ve had more than enough of you anyway, Ms. Thing. I don’t usually be gettin’ down like this with people this early in the morning, but that little ignorant attitude of yours made me go there. ” I dropped the phone on the base and did what that stress management instructor had told me to do a few weeks ago when I’d taken his half-day class.
Changing Faces by Kimberla Lawson Roby