Book Review 8-18
Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster
Released: September 22, 2009
ISBN: 781439158906

In July 2009, the literary world lost one of its most powerful and poignant voices with the untimely death of ten-time New York Times bestselling author E. Lynn Harris. But as we mourn our loss, we can celebrate his life by savoring the antics of one of his most memorable characters, Yancey Harrington Braxton, in her most diva-licious adventure yet.

After a series of setbacks, both professional and personal, singer, actress and diva supreme Yancey Braxton is ready to prove that she's got more dazzle and star power than ever before and decides what better way to showcase these than on her own reality television series? The only obstacle standing in the way of her comeback is her competitive mama dearest, Ava, whose stint in prison for attempted murder has done little to quell her own ruthless ambition.

And speaking of motherhood... there's another obstacle that's going to take Yancey completely by surprise. Madison B., now the hottest ticket in the music industry thanks to the popular show American Star, also happens to be the daughter Yancey gave up long ago.

Mama Dearest is E. Lynn Harris at his finest!


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