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TitleThings I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs / Pearl Cleage. First Atria Books hardcover edition. Ed
AuthorCleage, Pearl.
Call No920 CLE
CollectionAdult 900-999


LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacMissing920 CLE 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781451664690 : HRD $23.99
International Standard Book Number 1451664699 : HRD $23.99 9781451664713 (ebook)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54
Dewey Decimal Classification Number B 23
Personal Name Cleage, Pearl.
Title Statement Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs / Pearl Cleage.
Edition Statement First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Imprint Pocket Books 2014.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Physical Description ix, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. "An inspiring and revelatory memoir of juggling marriage, motherhood and politics as she worked to become a successful writer and self-fulfilled woman"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary, Etc. "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 mostshape 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 LarryFlynt) 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 writingto the level of great literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Cleage, Pearl.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Motherhood United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Self-realization in women.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women authors, American Biography.
Location 920 CLE 31662001253517

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