I own three of her novels, and am planning on purchasing two more. The only reason I don't already own those is because when I found out about them I was already unemployed and had no money in my book fund.
Since that book, I have really enjoyed reading Playing with Boys & Make Him Look Good. A while back there was rumors of a Dirty Girls Movie, that would be so wonderful, but I never heard anything else about it.
Anyway, like I was saying I was cruising the internet today and I also saw this clip (it's from 2008). Alisa talks about "issues" that came up while shopping the script.
I don't know the current status of this project, but I for one would love to see this movie be made. I could not believe what some of those studio heads had said, and I am just really upset about this. GOSH! I think I'm going to throw something.
In the meantime I encourage you to pick up one of her many books and give her writing a shot. I promise you will find her witty, passionate, and you will feel like you've known her characters all your life.
More about Alisa...
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is the bestselling author of several novels. Credited with creating the "Chica Lit" genre in American publishing, Alisa was named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Time magazine; Latina magazine named her a Woman of the Year; Entertainment Weekly hailed her as a Breakout Literary Star; and Hispanic Business magazine has twice named her among the 100 Most Influential people in the nation. Alisa is a former staff writer for the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times, and holds a master's in journalism from Columbia University. She is a popular public speaker on college campuses, and has taught fiction-writing in the MFA program at the Univ. of New Mexico. Alisa has written cover stories for Glamour and Redbook, and her nonfiction work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines as well as in anthologies that include MAYBE BABY. Once voted the top newspaper essayist in the nation by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Alisa has seen her novels published in 13 countries. Her new book, DIRTY GIRLS ON TOP, a sequel to her first novel, will be published in July 2008. Alisa lives in Arizona with her husband and son, and works as the managing editor of Latino Perspectives magazine.
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and NO I am not getting anything in return for this, I just love this ladies work!