Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767915670, 272pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2004
What happens when two small-town girls’ lives collide in the Big Apple? Meet Lindsay and Charlie. Two smart and fabulous African American single girls who work hard and play hard, only to find their careers and love lives taking tragicomic turns.
Lindsay, a successful television executive, makes the “A” list for the hottest events in New York City. Charlie is devoted to the dream of becoming a screenwriter, and happily in love with her fiancé. And while Lindsay’s heart belongs to a handsome, high-powered video director, Charlie’s fiancé offers stability and family life – two kids from a previous relationship. When they meet it’s the classic case of each one thinking the other’s grass is greener. But the romance of Gotham starts to fade as reality shakes up both women’s worlds. They discover they are two sides of the same coin.
Funny, sweet, and endlessly charming, Cosmopolitan Girls is a winning concoction that will resonate with women everywhere.
lyah beth leflore is the coauthor of "Cosmopolitan Girls," Having been a television producer and entertainment executive for over a decade, she's an insider's insider. Sean Combs, Biggie, Gerald Levert, Toni Braxton, and Mary J. Blige are among the numerous entertainers with whom she has developed professional and personal ties. She was an associate producer of the hit FOX television series "New York Undercover," and producer of UPN's "Grown Ups," She has worked at Uptown Entertainment and Alan Haymon Entertainment," "Lyah lives in Los Angeles.
"I'm not really a big fiction guy, but I couldn't put this book down! The journey of Lindsay and Charlie is a fascinating and fun ride. Enjoy!"
–Tavis Smiley, author and talk-show host
"Two parts love and friendship, with a twist of attitude, Cosmopolitan Girls is a heady cocktail that should be enjoyed one decadent sip at a time."
–Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author of Hitts & Mrs.