Gotham Diaries by Tonya Lewis Lee

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A hilarious first novel that provides a peek into the world of the super-rich, super-connected African Americans in Manhattan.

Lauren is trying to be an independent woman, starting her own documentary film company, but it's difficult when you're married to Ed Thomas, one of the wealthiest African-American businessmen in the country--and particularly when he seems to have a roving eye. Manny is an up-and-coming gay real estate agent who arrived in Manhattan from Alabama with only the clothes on his back. He's made his way to the top of his profession--yet he still wants more. Tandy is one of the "ladies who lunch"--but she's desperate to reinvent herself and find a new source of cash flow.

As we follow these three and other characters in this compelling first novel, we see the fascinating world of New York City's upper-crust African American society with all their scandals, foibles and skeletons in the closet revealed.

About Tonya Lewis Lee

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Tonya Lewis Lee, along with her husband, filmmaker Spike Lee, is the author of the successful children's book Please Baby Please, as well as a children's television producer. This is her first adult effort. Crystal McCrary Anthony is the co-author (with Rita Ewing) of the novel Homecourt Advantage, about the turbulent lives of women married to NBA players. It will be a feature film by Screengem, to be released in Oct. 2004, starring Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union.
Published July 7, 2004 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Lauren rises in selfhood, her best friends tumble: Manny Marks, the gay realtor who grew up dirt-poor, and widow Tandy Brooks, who at age 51 is dethroned as the duchess of philanthropy because her despised husband left her in debt.

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