The Glamorous Life: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 24, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner'sáHeartbreak of a Hustler's Wife.

The #1 bestselling author ofáNatural Born HustleráandáRelapse, Nikki Turner gives up the game that could never be sold, only told.

The lure of Richmond, Virginia’s streets is too strong for Bambi, a good girl who fell in love with Reggie, a young hustler. Her thug love not only corrupted her but blinded her with the bling and cash that come with living the glamorous life of a gangsta’s girl—until Reggie hit her with a low blow, breaking her heart. From that day forward, Bambi vowed that whoever crossed her would pay—usually with large bills.

With the street knowledge she gleaned from her ex as well as her own business savvy, Bambi builds a multimillion-dollar party-planning empire and becomes a first-rate swindler and top-notch gamestress. Then she crosses paths with Lynx, who sees more in Bambi than the gold digger she is rumored to be. He penetrates her tough exterior layer by layer until he captures her heart. But is she just setting herself up to be played once again?

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User Review  - noblechicken - LibraryThing

Pretty straight forward playing the game type story. Lots of tossed in hip lingo, product placement, stereotypes, and crazy ass schemes fill this book up. Next thing you know, you are finished reading it! Not literary by any means but a fast paced urban read. Read full review

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The Glamours Life by Nikki Turner is a book that i will call african american chill literature. This book was about a girl name bambi who had a hard childhood but ended up making something out of it. In the end she became a successful party planer. She once was in love with a man named reggie until at their engagment party she found out he was a homo thug. She then moved out and started her own life. She had a best friend named egypt who was there threw it all. Bambi met a man named lynx it was love at first sight. They started dating, he was buying her everything the whole nine. One day he was suppose to meet Bambi at her house but never showed up. She haven't heard from him sence. A few months later she found out she was pregnate. She had an abortion because she didn't want the baby to grow up without a dad like her. Later that day she had woke up in a puddle of blood. She went back to the doctors and they told her she cant have babies. She wasn't triping, she said she don't want to bring a baby in this messed up world anyway. Two years later egypt met a man over the internet who was in jail in Atlanta. Bambi went out there with her. At visiting hour she herd a man call her name. Before she turned around she already knew who it was. She cried as the man held her tight in his arms... it was lynx. He explained to her why he was in jail and that when he called her she never answered because she don't answer numbers she don't know. from that day forward they picked up where they left off. She was down there visiting every chance she got. Lynx finally asked bambi to marry him she told him no. He droped her off at home and went to his mothers. she didnt want to marry him because she couldn't have kids and every man is going to want a baby. He adopted a baby and brought it to her and they lived happily ever after. 

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About the author (2008)

Called the Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Nikki Turner is the bestselling author of many novels, including Natural Born Hustler, Relapse, Ghetto Superstar, Black Widow, Forever a Hustler’s Wife, and Riding Dirty on I-95. She is the editor of the short story series Street Chronicles, which includes Backstage, Tales from da Hood, Girls in the Game, and Christmas in the Hood. One World launched her street-lit book line, “Nikki Turner Presents,” in Summer 2008, and it currently boasts such authors as Seven, Freeze, Styles P, and Dana Dane. Nikki Turner lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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