"Everyone wanted to keep their job because, in a bad economy, a person who had a job was fortunate even if he or she worked for Starbucks. Living on fumes was not cute." Preach, sister!
Charlene is a likable character with real-life situations and realistic dialogue. Since the age of nineteen, she worked and raised two kids. Now she is divorced and the executive assistant to the general manager of start-up network, The Gay Channel.
The title describes it all. Black Girl @ The Gay Channel is about a black girl working at the gay channel. Charlene is the only straight woman working at the channel and one of two blacks. Awkward! Regardless of the workplace environment, the channel still has the same office politics as other offices. Gossip, drama, secret affairs and interactions that warrant giving notice to Human Resources.
Meanwhile, Charlene's personal life is just as eventful. She shares parenting with a neighbor (who caught her husband on the "down low"), goes through a custody battle with her ex-husband, and starts a new relationship with a man who works as security at The Gay Channel. Sound interesting? It was. The story was also funny. I just wish there was more conflict and detail to her personal life instead of majority office goings-on. Then again, check the title. It was meant to focus on the black girl's work life.
This was my first book read by author Darlyne Baugh. Her writing flows, is clear, and is easy to follow. I will definitely check out her future releases.
DISCLAIMER: This book was received directly from the author for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Title: Black Girl @ The Gay Channel
Author: Darlyne Baugh
Published: March 2011