The rumors are definitely circulating, but as we have no official release in our clammy little hands, we'll just say Evelyn Lozadamight
be writing a novel. (And by writing, we assume that means dictating tales to a bored ghostwriter.) According tothe Bleacher Report
andBlack Sports Online
, her foray into fiction will be calledThe Wives Association
and will be loosely based on her life as fiancee to former NBA baller Antoine Walker.
Considering that this is a woman who recently turned a hurtful insult into a best-selling T-shirt, this latest brand extension seems highly likely. And really, if Snooki can have a book, why not a basketball wife?
In the book, Lozada's alter ego will be Eve Inez-Landon. The use of her
real first name is just one of the project's many confusions between
reality and fiction. As Lozada reportedly told EUR's Lee Bailey:
I have a bunch of journals from when I was in my previous relationship
and I would write down everything that was going on of how I felt, or
what was going on in my life. And then when I started moving out, I
found these journals and I started reading them. And I'm like, "Oh my
God, this is crazy - everything that I went through!"
I have a lot of girlfriends that were married, and still married to a
lot of these players. And the stories you hear - what goes on with the
staff, and just living in that circle - I don't think anybody can relate
unless you live in it. So I figure why not come out and make a juicy
book about it.
So if life as a basketball wife (or as in Lozada's case, a basketball
fiancee) is so unbelievably juicy, why fictionalize it? From what we can
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tell from the VH1 show, which we awarded Best TV Show Set in Miami, life
as a basketball wife throwing cocktails at other "chicks with too many rhinestones and
entitlement problems." So perhaps Lozada's novel will include two things her memoir couldn't: an actual marriage to an athlete and real drama.