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Author: Debra Phillips
ISBN: 0312305257
Language: English
Pages: 288 pages
Category: United States
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (July 8, 2003)
Rating: 4.9
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Sub: Fiction

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This book is hysterically funny. It had me laughing out loud on the New York subway. Hats off to Debra what a funny and enjoyable book. The book was a wonderful story that kept the reader wanting more,never a dull moment

This book is hysterically funny. Especially the parts where Queen interacts with her co-worker Raymo and her dates roommate, "Sweet Willie". Where does Debra come up with this stuff? If you're looking for a good read, I highly recommend this book. L. Hayes, author of "Afroetry". The book was a wonderful story that kept the reader wanting more,never a dull moment. Love will make you do strange things. Can't wait for your next novel this one was great.

Queenisha Renae Sutton is always ready, willing and able to walk away from any man who either can't or won't appreciate her, because after all, she is all woman. Determined to get her money's worth, she approaches their first date with one goal: to make Zeke her man, no matter what the cost. With the help of her best friend, Poetta, who puts a "voodoo hex" on Zeke to help lure him in, Queenisha gets more than she bargained for.

The High Price of a Good Man could have been tighter. My main problem with The High Price of A Good Man was that there were with a few sections where Phillips was too wordy with descriptions and details. But, when compiling the assets against the liabilities, the novel still emerges as an enchanting and delightful read. The characters were fully and well developed.

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"First of all, just for the record, I love me some me. You heard right. . .I truly love Miss Queenisha Renae Sutton. The tall, well-endowed, fine honey-coated sistah that I be."Queenisha Renae Sutton is always ready, willing and able to walk away from any man who either can't or won't appreciate her, because after all, she is all woman. Then she meets tall and handsome Zeke Washington at a charity fundraiser, and buys him lock, stock and barrel. For one night. Determined to get her money's worth, she approaches their first date with one goal: to make Zeke her man, no matter what the cost. With the help of her best friend, Poetta, who puts a "voodoo hex" on Zeke to help lure him in, Queenisha gets more than she bargained for. And before long she finds herself changing to please a man. And if love wasn't complicated enough, she discovers an even sweeter love where she least expects it.
Comments (7)
Ceroelyu
Queenisha was always ready and willing to get a man then walk away because they did not appreaciate her,Then when she met Zeke and bought him at the auction and she really wanted him to be her man but Poe with her voodoo lured him to Queenisha but Zeke was no good and the way he did he was a real jerk....And the new man not gonna give to much away book needs to be read Debra like the old folks says put her foot in this one keep up the good works I know you will I have all your books and waiting to get the new one that just dropped.....
Cesar
I really liked "The High Price of a Good Man." It was a little wordy and slow reading in the beginning but once we met Sweet Willie things picked up. Women "big or small" can appreciate the humor and camaraderie between these characters. I found the story entertaining and the situations painfully true. I admire the honesty, the wit and humor applied to the topics of friendship, love, self-esteem, and weight. We have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else!
Malien
Queenisha Renae Sutton is a full-figured diva, large and in charge, and she doesn't care who knows it!! Queenie begins this book by saying, "First of all, just for the record, I love me some me." Her infectious sass and go-getter attitude sparkle throughout the book.
Queenie has two constants in her life--her best friend Poetta James, a "candle-burning, incantation chanting" sister, whose specialty is "the beautification of hair;" and Raymundo Carlos Morales Castillo, or "Raymo", the male buyer at Macy's, where Queenie works. Not only is Raymo Queenie's male counterpart, he is hopelessly in love with her, and goes out of his way to show her his affection. Unfortunately Miss Queenie persists in degrading and embarrassing the man as much as possible without putting her job in jeopardy. Raymo reminds Queenie too much of Monroe, her first Latin lover, the man who broke her heart.
Into every diva's life an obstacle must fall--Queenie's obstacle comes in the form of a man by the name of Ezekiel "Zeke" Washington. Zeke is a Denzel Washington look-alike up for auction at an AIDS Date-a-thon, which Queenie attends after being pressured by Poetta. After paying over $1200 to date Zeke for one night, Queenie comes up with several elaborate schemes to persuade Zeke that she is the woman he needs. Zeke's only concern is Queenie's size. He even gives her "herbal pills" to assist her in losing weight. Not only does Queenie begin to lose weight; she also loses her self-esteem in her quest to make Zeke her man. Her stunts range from amusing to outrageous, but the reader will feel Queenie's pain.
Debra Phillips weaves a wonderful story in The High Price of a Good Man. When I first began to read it, I immediately thought "ghetto fiction", however, at its conclusion, I deemed it a very good story, filled with drama and comedy; with just enough "ghetto flavor" to keep it interesting to the younger reader, yet not turn off older readers. I must add that I especially loved the poem on the dedication page. It's touching and sweet.
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The High Price Of A Good Man is a "must read," for one that reads for entertainment. The main character is Queenisha Renae Sutton (when her mother is upset with her) but she is referred to as Queenie. She considers herself to be the "bomb," standing six feet tall and wearing a size 16. Queenie's best friend is Poe (Poetta) and her total opposite, yet they are like sisters, even though Queenie questions certain habits of hers. You will also meet Raymo, a co-worker of Queenie, who showers her with affection. Unfortunately for him, she can't stand the sight of him; however, ALL I will say is that Raymo is a persistent man.

Poe persuades Queenie to go to a charity benefit that she has volunteered for, with the promise of seeing Billy Dee Williams. Queenie "loves hers some Billy Dee", but something catches her eye at the 'auction' and Queenie "buys" Zeke Washington. Having gone way over her preset limit of one hundred dollars, Queenie plans to get her money's worth out of him. Unfortunately, we don't always get what we pay for.

Now, once Zeke comes on the scene you will begin to see Queenie change. She has it in her head that Zeke is "The One." Here is where the high price of a good man comes in, just how much is Queenie willing to give for Zeke ... her life? She seems to be determined to make Zeke HER man no matter what the cost. Queenie fails to give real thought as to exactly what a "good man" is and we find her changing trying to please "her man."

Poetta has issues and problems of her own, yet she's trying to be a good friend and getting insulted for her efforts. There are some devastating incidents for Poe, Queenie and Marva (Poe's sister) but we will see if prayer, love and friendship will be enough to pull them through.

This book invoked some strong reactions; at times Queenie just irked me. While reading The High Price Of A Good Man, I got upset, I shed tears and I laughed out loud. Phillips allows you to hear some of Queenie's thoughts and some are hilarious because it's 'real.' I loved her attitude, her self-esteem. I would definitely recommend The High Price Of A Good Man. It's a GREAT read.

Felicia
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