A Belle in Brooklyn
The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life
By Demetria L. Lucas
(Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781451606317, 336pp.)
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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As the go-to girl for relationship and dating advice, this real life Carrie Bradshaw and editor at Essence magazine shares the what-to-dos and what-not-to-dos for fabulous single living.
With an award-winning popular blog and an Essence magazine platform, Demetria Lucas has become a relationship guru to millions of young women with plenty of simple, direct advice. According to Lucas, most women are too focused (and stressed) on the difficulties of meeting Mr. Right to enjoy the experience.
A Belle in Brooklyn celebrates the joys of singlehood, encourages personal development, and offers tools to help women increase their odds of finding a suitable mate when they are ready for one. With advice garnered from personal revelations, expert interviews with other relationship and dating gurus, and hundreds of interviews with her Male MindSquad—a committee of thirty men from varying backgrounds who answers the tough questions about sex, dating, and relationships—Lucas helps women enjoy the single life…with or without the perfect guy.
Demetria Lucas is the founder of ABelleInBrooklyn.com where she muses almost daily on dating, sex and relationships as well as pop culture and women’s empowerment. She is also the Relationships Editor at ESSENCE Magazine where she authors her own hook-up page, Dating Guide, and selects gorgeous men for the publication's Single Man of the Month and ESSENCE.com’s Eye Candy of the Week on Monday mornings.
"[A Belle in Brooklyn] is a fun, yet practical dating advice guide. Lucas is candid, confident, and curious, challenging common notions about dating and relationships. I fully support any means that helps promote open, honest and fearless conversation between men and women." --Hill Harper, author of The Conversation
"A relationship columnist who has devised rules black women should abide by when seeking a date. She advises them not to think about the dire statistics and well-publicized odds against them. Instead, focus on the possibilities." --Washington Post
A Belle in Brooklyn is like a warm hug and firm-but-thoughtful counsel from that girlfriend you trust unconditionally—honest, straight-no-chaser anecdotes and advice that implores each of us, whether single, looking or committed, to stop wasting time and live the right here, the right now, at this very moment, as if it’s urgent. Read it and be inspired. —Denene Millner, co-author of the New York Times bestselling "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man."