Playing with Boys

  • by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
  • Narrated by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Mara Holguin, Ingrid Oliu
  • 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's first novel caused a sensation when it was published last year. Listeners flocked to the story of six friends in Boston because Valdes-Rodriguez created utterly fresh voices and characters. In Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's delicious new novel, three friends, each a Latina in her late 20s, take Los Angeles by storm. Marcella, Olivia, and Alexis have bonded not only over trouble with men but about how tough it is to make life work in L.A. no matter what you do.
Marcella is a hot young television actress, hardly able to enjoy the life she's bought for herself, and she's certainly not enjoying her body, which is never quite perfect enough. Olivia's tethered to her toddler son and her suburban mommy track so tightly the other girls sometimes cringe. Alexis has a smart mouth, an ample body, and a great job, but about enough self-esteem to fill a Prada card case. The emotional richness and girly fun of the heroines' friendship will delight listeners.


What the Critics Say

"This is a funny, heartfelt piece of escapism, Latina-style." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Chicklit full of Fluff

It was cotton candy for the ears. Not to deep or sappy sad. It was nice. Would recommended to those who are looking for something light.
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- Yessie

Playing with Boys

I was disapointed. The story was ok, but not as fun, compelling or engaging as the authors debut work "The Dirty Girls Social Club". I'm not sure if the author read the story, but the "Texas" accent grated on my nerves.
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- Luluval

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio