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Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs, Pearl Cleage

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Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs
Title
Things I should have told my daughter
Title remainder
lies, lessons & love affairs
Statement of responsibility
Pearl Cleage
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this inspiring memoir, the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to become a successful writer. In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit. But there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amidst personal and professional tumult. Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience. Married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African-American mayor. Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs charts not only the political fights, but also the pull she began to feel to focus on her own passions, including writing--a pull that led her away from Lomax as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment. This fascinating memoir follows her journey from a columnist for a local weekly (bought by Larry Flynt) to a playwright and Hollywood script writer, an artist at the crossroads of culture and politics whose circle came to include luminaries like Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks, Phylicia Rashad, Shirley Franklin, and Jesse Jackson. By the time Oprah Winfrey picked What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day as a favorite, Cleage had long since arrived as a writer of renown. In the tradition of greats like Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, and Nora Ephron, Cleage's self-portrait raises women's confessional writing to the level of great literature"--
  • "An inspiring and revelatory memoir of juggling marriage, motherhood and politics as she worked to become a successful writer and self-fulfilled woman"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.L389
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs, Pearl Cleage
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Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs, Pearl Cleage
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852226295
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 308 pages
Isbn
9781451664690
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013034164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852226295

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