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A Belle in Brooklyn

A Belle in Brooklyn

The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life

LIVE A FABULOUS SINGLE LIFE!

Are you stressed about meeting “the one,” getting “the ring,” and exchanging “I dos” at the altar? Do you feel frustrated by the seeming lack of relationship-worthy guys? Would you date yourself right now?

Move over, Carrie Bradshaw! Dating and relationships guru Demetria Lucas, creator of the award-winning blog A Belle in Brooklyn, celebrates the joys and the challenges of singlehood in this fun and candid book. Filled with relatable anecdotes and lessons from her own experience, advice garnered from interviews with other experts, and revelations from hundreds of conversations with her Male Mind Squad—a committee of thirty men from varying backgrounds who answer the tough questions about sex, dating, and relationships—A Belle in Brooklyn encourages you to embrace your freedom and foster your personal development. It also offers invaluable tips for finding a suitable mate when you are ready for one. In the meantime, enjoy your single life—with or without Mr. Perfect!
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451609295 | 
  • June 2012
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INTRODUCTION

While I was writing this book in 2010, there was an onslaught of articles (Washington Post, Economist, New York Times), prime-time TV segments (Nightline—twice), books, and countless blogs examining “Why Black Women Are Soooo Single.” It seemed that whenever a media source needed some sort of Nielsen ratings bonanza or to send their website’s comments section into a frenzy, they’d trot out a horrific tale of no love and lots of loss. The plot was always the same: a single Black woman from a densely populated city clinging to a flavored martini, a Louis Vuitton Speedy,... see more

About the Author

Demetria L. Lucas
Photograph by Rayon Richards

Demetria L. Lucas

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.

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