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TBGWT Book Club: Food Stamp Bitches

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We promote independent media here at TBGWT and what better way to show our support for independent authors than reading their books? So we’re going to try to start a book club. Bare with us as this is a first for our podcast and we’re still getting our bearing on exactly how this will work. For our first book we have selected Teresa D. Patterson’s “Food Stamp Bitches”. You can find the synopsis below:

“Jewel, Daphne, Serena, and Jocelyn all depend on government assistance to live. When Jocelyn throws the idea out there that they should start an exotic maid service, they jump on it. The business takes off with a boom and pretty soon, they re no longer depending on the government for anything. Instead, they all have a new set of problems. Jewel s fifteen year old son, Jamal, is smoking marijuana. How can she tell him to stop using drugs when she s addicted to pain pills herself? Daphne s sixteen year old daughter, Shirrel, may be a lesbian. What can she do to help her daughter when she s in denial about her own sexuality? Serena s seventeen year old son could be on his way to becoming a teenaged father. She doesn t know how to connect with the three children she already has. Will having a grandbaby make her change her ways? Jocelyn s twelve year old daughter, Breanna, is sexually active. Has her promiscuous ways rubbed off on her child? These four ladies learn being food stamp bitches is just a state of mind. What s most valuable and precious are family and true friendships.”

We anticipate this being a fun read and hope to feature other book eventually.

It can be found at Amazon and it’s only 2.99 for Kindle or 11.69 for the paperback. It’s a short read clocking in at just 206 pages. I’ve already started reading it to Karen at bed time and it’s a real page burner. You’ll be done in no time. The deadline to finish reading “Food Stamp Bitches” is June 5th. That gives us all a month to finish reading this book.

You can use this post to leave comments related to the book and reading it. I’m sure it will create a lot of discussion.

We’ll discuss it on the podcast around then so if you have questions or comments make sure you pay attention to the show schedule around that time. This won’t be a premium episode just a regular show in your normal feed. See you in June.

4 Comments

  1. Great show guys! It reminds me of when I was a high school freshmen and we passed around those black romance magazines like “Black Confessions” and “Bronze Thrills” while waiting for the next Terry McMillan novels. Please ask the author to get on your show for an interview. She certainly has some explaining to do. Although I can kinda understand how these books can go published without being properly edited, she has got to explain why she went with that horrible title when it had nothing much to do with the plot and the tacky cover. I would have passed on a book like this and not bother flipping it over to read the synopsis. I’m sure that I’m not the only person that does that and it probably cost her plenty of other potential readers. You know what….go ahead and respectfully ask her what’s up with the half-assed editing job too. Anyway, I’m glad that it was still an entertaining read, and it made for a very funny segment for your show.

  2. After buying and reading this book, now I have a bunch of ratchet black fiction on my Amazon suggestions. Best title so far: “Main Bitch Dreams, Side Bitch Status”

  3. LaTanya Miles

    06/11/2014 at 6:26 PM

    I’m looking forward to the discussion of the book

  4. Persephone Jones

    05/05/2014 at 4:40 PM

    This work of “urban fiction” and the 73 positive reviews on Amazon explain the mind-rot afflicting American blacks.

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