In her novel Shameless Hoodwives (Touchstone Books), Denesha Diamond explores the scandalous lives of housewives in an Atlanta housing project who scheme ways to get out of the ghetto.
According to Diamond, her book is a true portrayal of life in the hood, and its not all silly shenanigans like on Desperate Housewives.
She says, In the ghetto, if you sleep with the gardner, nine times out of ten your husbands gonna pistol-whip them. Its a lot more violent, and could mean life or death depending on who youre with.
Diamond says many ghetto girls will do anything to land a man with money.
She says, Theyll try to get an NFL player by getting pregnant. Theyll poke holes in the condoms and have a kid to trick them into marrying them. They see a child as a check.
Shameless Hoodwives hits shelves August 5.
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