33. Dirty Girls On Top

by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
started 7/19 finished 7/21

This is a great summer for reading. A lot of my favorite authors have new releases and I couldn’t be happier. Dirty Girl’s on Top did not disappoint. I read it in 2 days! If you haven’t read the first book, Dirty Girl’s Social Club, run and get it now. In it you are introduced to six 20-something Latina friends: Usnavys, Lauren, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sara, and Amber. They met while in Boston in college and now meet up twice every year to catch up. The New York Times said that it “reads like the Hispanic Waiting to Exhale“. And they were right. In addition to being entertaining it also showed the diversity of the Latina experience – the characters are Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, straight, gay, married, single, professional, struggling artist, etc.

In this book it is now five years later and the women are heading to New Mexico for their now yearly meet-up. The weekend together brings up old rivalries and jealousies and reveals some secrets – something that every one of these women has. They are still dealing with prejudices in society, the workplace and among each other. They have had children, divorced, created new lives for themselves, but are they happy? I won’t give anything away, but this book is funny, insightful and drama-filled. Perfect for those of you want Sex and the City with spice!

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