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Better Than I Know Myself

Better Than I Know Myself

(2004)
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The beloved #1 Essence bestselling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards.

Jewel is Hollywood royalty: as the teenage star of the TV show "Daddy's Girl," her face is instantly recognizable all across America. Now, though, she wants two things-to get a serious education, and to leave her controlling stage mother behind. Regina is the definitive upper-middle-class African-American girl. Her picture-perfect parents are what she calls "black Ward and June Cleavers" and their goals for her are like a stranglehold. No one can see, though, how far Regina's rebellious side will take her (or how treacherous it will become). Carmen is just trying to get by. A child of the projects whose father is dead and whose mother has vanished, Carmen has been raised by her abusive brother. Columbia is the way for her to get a better life-if she can hold down two jobs and keep her GPA up.

When the three of them meet, their lives are at a crossroad. And as the years progress, from the 1980s to the present day, they are challenged by drug addiction, fame, secrets from the past, sickness, betrayal, and the darkest things women can face. One of them won't survive. But what will be the lasting legacy of their friendship? Better Than I Know Myself is a novel of heartache, triumph, tears, and the unshakeable bonds among women.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Better Than I Know Myself: A Novel
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-312-27309-6 / 978-0-312-27309-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-312-34136-9 / 978-0-312-34136-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

September 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-7861-2747-3 / 978-0-7861-2747-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-7861-8551-1 / 978-0-7861-8551-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-7861-8537-6 / 978-0-7861-8537-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-7861-8590-2 / 978-0-7861-8590-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
ISBN: 0-7861-2725-2 / 978-0-7861-2725-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Better Than I Know Myself
Author(s): Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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