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by Virginia DeBerry,Donna Grant

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Author:
Virginia DeBerry,Donna Grant
ISBN13:
978-1423362012
ISBN:
1423362012
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Brilliance Audio; Library edition (January 6, 2009)
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Women's Fiction
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by Virginia Deberry (Author), Donna Grant (Author).

by Virginia Deberry (Author), Donna Grant (Author). DeBerry is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. She currently resides in central New Jersey. Donna Grant spent more than a decade as a model for catalogs and advertisements.

DeBerry and Grant's novel & Doesn't Kill You' is an interesting narrative of how a single mother navigates . Tee Hodges is the main character in What Doesn't Kill You: A Novel by authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant.

DeBerry and Grant's novel & Doesn't Kill You' is an interesting narrative of how a single mother navigates through life's constant of ups and downs. It is a beautifully woven novel by two perceptive authors who had a clear vision of the constancy of this mother's struggles. Tee's life spirals downward after she is let go from the job that she helped build. From there a series of humbling misfortunes causes Tee to realize who has always had her back.

Also by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant Gotta Keep On Tryin’ Better Than I Know Myself Far from the Tree Tryin’ to Sleep in. .What doesn’t kill you: a novel, by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. p. cm. A Touchstone Book. 1. African American women-Fiction.

Also by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant Gotta Keep On Tryin’ Better Than I Know Myself Far from the Tree Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made Exposures Touchstone . 2. African Americans-Fiction.

Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant. In this book we are first introduced to the main character Tee the morning after her daughter's wedding in the bed of the best man. She has paid a lot for the wedding and we find out at the end of the.

What Doesn't Kill You book. What Doesn’t Kill You is a superior read. Writing duo, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, distribute a well-written novel with a smooth tempo. Fans will be spellbound by Tee, a stubborn person, whose life has hit a hard snag. While planning her daughter’s wedding, Tee learns that her services are no longer desired at Markson & Daughter, a company that she regarded as more than a place of work. Before the ink can dry on all of the checks she’s written, Tee’s outrage on being let go Life Cycle.

A Conversation with Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant In your books, you always explore the enduring relationships between women

A Conversation with Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant. The title of this novel is borrowed from a classic adage, as in many of your other books, including Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, Gotta Keep On Tryin’ and Far from the Tree. In your books, you always explore the enduring relationships between women. In What Doesn’t Kill You, you treat that topic in a different way-both giving due diligence to the bond between mother and daughter and acknowledging a woman’s need to concentrate on herself. This is an especially important theme when it comes to financial well-being.

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant are American authors who co-wrote several books between 1990 and 2010. When publication of Maxima ceased, they tried writing a book together.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. What Doesn't Kill You - Virginia Deberry. 17. all you can do is mop up the aftermath, dump it in a giant personal hazmat container and move on. I shoulda known better. But I guess life would be boring if we had all the answers. How about half the answers?

Virginia DeBerry Donna Grant is with Virginia DeBerry.

Virginia DeBerry Donna Grant is with Virginia DeBerry.

Opinionated, straight-talking, and witty, Tee is a fly forty-something. Divorced since her daughter, Amber, was young, Tee has been “handling her business,” supporting herself after her would-be songwriter husband took off for L.A., and she’s done all right. Organized, responsible, hardworking, and loyal, Tee went from being the first employee of a start-up purveyor of organic lotions to the right hand of the president of what became a major player in the home and personal fragrance market. But then everything changes. First, she’s outplaced from her longtime job and doesn’t tell anyone. Then she gives her daughter the wedding of her dreams and, after overindulging in champagne, Tee wakes up in bed with the younger best man. For the first time in twenty-five years, Tee doesn’t know who she is or what she’s going to do every day. Deep in denial, she continues to live her life as if nothing has changed. After a series of financial mistakes, miscalculations, and missteps compound her already shaky situation, she’s soon teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. That’s when Tee decides that it’s time for her to wake up and face reality. Beyond “making money,” Tee never really decided what she wanted to do with her life. Then she just stopped thinking about it and invested her hopes in someone else’s dream. Now it’s her chance to invest in herself. Can she step out on faith to follow her own dream?
  • whew, i love these ladies, but this main character made one thoughtless decision after another...the way her life began, indicated that she'd make mistakes like the rest of us, learn from them and recover. but this lady dug a hole, so she could dig a hole, so she could fall in the hole. dang,this story wore me out. if it could go wrong it did. but, i gave it four stars,because you can use it as a sneak teaching tool. "in one novel, every (well, not every) pitfall imaginable was covered. "falling into" marriage, motherhood, materialism, divorce, debt, taxes, unemployment, the wrong arms, lousy friends. who has an adj. rate mort.? i could go on and on. if you can take tons of misfortune and mindlessness, if you know a young person who won't hear reason or logic, if you have a strong stomach, get this book.

    addendum(sp): april 11, 2013. after i read this novel, i allowed my god-daughter to read it. she loved it. she's young enough to be confronted w many of the circumstances facing the main character. many, she hadn't considered, bc theyve not come up. sometimes, young people have a tough time hearing or even believing that you can relate to their issues. they may not say it, but they see you as too old to "get it". sometimes, i just hand them a contemporary novel, where fictitious characters wade through the perils of life. somehow they can see/hear those situations clearly.
    deberry and grant wrote about real issues confronting any woman. they did, it so that you could relate and crack up laughing at the same time. i found it ironic that my god child could see clearly the perils of the main character's faulty decisions. deberry/grant can save you some lecture time. i repeat: if it could happen and could go wrong, it happened to this character. but she also learned from her errors and worked to correct and recover from her mistakes. good writing/good story. it wore me out (maybe 'cause i'm old), but the god-kid thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • DeBerry and Grant's novel `What Doesn't Kill You' is an interesting narrative of how a single mother navigates through life's constant of ups and downs. It is a beautifully woven novel by two perceptive authors who had a clear vision of the constancy of this mother's struggles. They also appeared to have a good handle on the hardships and challenges of a divorced mother who is left with making ends meet and with raising a small child with no support from her deadbeat, would-be songwriter ex-husband.
    Tee, born in an era of change, learns how to adjust to, and possibly escape from, life's punishing woes. She makes every attempt to be a good mother to her daughter, Amber, and to control her independence after her divorce by being opinionated, straight-talking, and witty. Nonetheless, at times, she fails miserably and finds herself succumbing to those behaviors which are outside of her character.
    In some of Tee's missteps, however, you are left with asking the question 'WHY'. Why did Tee, who was doing so well it seems, surrender to the temptation and wakes up the next morning to learn that she had slept with the best man at her daughter's wedding? Was it overindulging in the champagne or was Tee too busy to find a man to call her own and was just lonely? Some behaviors are just simply crossing the line.
    This novel follows Tee throughout her journey through life. It shows vividly her indecisiveness and her denial. It painstakingly points out her series of financial mistakes and miscalculations. But, at the end, it brilliantly shows when Tee's light began to shine and she wakes up to face reality.
    Now, she realized that instead of wandering aimlessly through life, she must start investing in herself. And the fact that she could eventually become a grandmother brought her carefree life to a sobering end.

  • Tee Hodges is the main character in What Doesn't Kill You: A Novel by authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Tee's life spirals downward after she is let go from the job that she helped build. From there a series of humbling misfortunes causes Tee to realize who has always had her back. This story is so realistic with its trials and tribulations that you wonder if Tee could overcome all the obstacles that she endured. A line from book states, "We start where we start, and some people get a head start, but that doesn't mean that they will always finish first." This holds true in this novel and our lives as well.

  • This book was a great read. It was very relatable because it touched on things that are happening to people on some degree daily. Walking away from a home or downsizing because you can no longer afford your dream home. Settling for an imperfect relationship out of fear. Another thing is living beyond your means or simply not being fully prepared for hiccups in your financial future. How many of us have robbed Peter to pay Paul or used our plastic as if it was a source of income? I enjoyed experiencing going on Thomasina's journey with her. It is so true. "What Doesn't Kill You" will most definitely make you stronger or at least wiser.

  • Although extremely wordy, I was committed to the unraveling of Thomasina Hodges' world and hanging on to the hopes of situations improving! The two authors did a great job painting a vivid portrayal of relatable characters, real life situations and unfortunate circumstances. Through Thomasina's journey of misfortune, mistakes, pride and self reflection...I found myself giving thanks for my blessings. By the end of the read, I found myself FULL ON CHEERING FOR THE GROWTH AND REWARD OF DETERMINATION!

    Most definitely appropriately titled and I loved the seamless writing between the two authors.

    EyeCU Approved!

  • This read was quite the downer but very well put into words. I think the author attacked what are very sensitive subjects for a lot of people in this economy. I enjoyed the book although the chapters were quite wordy and lengthy. As it went on I understood that to tell a story as such some length was required. Overall I enjoyed the read but wish I could have read the end first. Woo this author is one to watch. Real life stories.

    EyeCU approved!!