Good Hair by Benilde Little
A Novel

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Alice Andrews is living in Manhattan, working as a reporter in Newark, and trying to forget the smooth-talking investment banker she thought was Mr. Right. When she meets Jack Russworm, a handsome, Harvard-educated doctor, things start looking up. But as their romance heats up, their differences bubble to the surface.

Benilde Little offers us a delicious, closely observed, eye-opening look at the world of upper-class Black Manhattan in a novel that is alternately humorous and touching, sexy and bold.


About Benilde Little

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Benilde Little Benilde Little is the Former Arts & Entertainment editor of Essence and a contributing editor to Heart and Soul. She has also written for People, InStyle and the Newark Star-Ledger. She has been a critic on "A&E Revue," a frequent guest on BET's "Our Voices," and has appeared on the "Today Show," as well as numerous other national talk shows. She was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, graduated from Howard University and did graduate work at Northwestern University. She lives in norther New Jersey with her husband, Clifford Virgin III, and their daughter, Baldwin.
Published March 31, 2015 by Simon & Schuster. 246 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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 Former Essence magazine arts-and-entertainment editor Little offers an uneven first novel about a contemporary African-American relationship set among elite black professional circles in New York.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Good Hair: A Novel

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Entering the terrain of the African American upper class previously explored by Dorothy West and Andrea Lee, Little makes a distinctive debut. She shows a discerning eye for class divisions among soci

Oct 02 1996 | Read Full Review of Good Hair: A Novel

Entertainment Weekly

Superficially, Good Hair is the story of Alice Andrews — a young woman who grows up on the wrong side of the tracks in Newark and becomes a successful journalist — and her relationship with Jack, a surgeon from a snobby Boston family.

Oct 18 1996 | Read Full Review of Good Hair: A Novel

The Washington Post

That's the question that propels comedian Chris Rock through "Good Hair," a hilarious documentary that, like all great comedies, is shot through with equal parts humor and heartbreak.

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