There´s a saying that if you come from my part of town, you´re from around the way. Around the Way Girls 11 is a fast-paced look at the lives of some street-smart women who think they know it all, but are about to get the lessons of their lives.´´Meal Ticket´´ by Treasure Hernandez: From the outside looking in, Yanna Banks lives what most would consider a perfect life; however, after the tragic death of her husband at the home of his longtime mistress, Yanna´s teenage son is forced to step up and fill his father´s shoes. Doing everything he can to help his mother make ends meet, the straight-laced student soon links up with an unlikely partner in crime. The two of them, both under the heavy-handed guidance of their mothers, become their households´ sole meal tickets. They have no problem dealing with anyone that gets in the way, including one another. ´´Party Girls´´ by Clifford ´´Spud´´ Johnson: Tammy and Debbie grew up in the projects on Oklahoma´s wicked northeast side. Feeling hopeless, they chose to use their bodies to get what they wanted - until a frightening encounter inspires them to focus on schooling instead of the streets. Now Tammy is the youngest federal judge in the state of Oklahoma, while Debbie is a well-respected accountant. Deep down, though, they are still the same around the way girls from back in the day, and they sometimes still feel the urge to ´´get freaky with it.´´ Of course, what´s done in the dark - or in their case, under the sheets - will always come to light, causing complete and utter chaos.´´Do or Die´´ by India Johnson-Williams: After a big indictment comes down on some of Detroit´s major drug players, their women are left behind to keep the hustle afloat. Overnight their lives change for the worse. In Detroit, it´s sink or swim, and eat or you starve; in the dope game, it´s kill or be killed. The streets don´t care who you are or where you come from. Will Kali, Hope, and Jamaica beat the odds with 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. Steven Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011817/bk_blak_011817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.