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

Cleage, Pearl. (Author).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville B Cle (Text) 32604000202939 DCTPLD AD Biography Available -
Lake Village Memorial Township Library BIO CLEAGE (Text) 71561000122499 Biography Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 921 CLE (Text) 37323005089621 NONFIC Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 921 Cleage (Text) 31208911548040 non-fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 920 CLE (Text) 30032010637160 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781451664690 :
  • ISBN: 1451664699 :
  • Physical Description: ix, 308 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.

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Citation/References Note: Bklst 02/01/2014
LJ 02/01/2014
PW 02/10/2014
Kirkus 02/01/2014
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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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.
Subject: Cleage, Pearl.
Women authors, American > Biography.
Self-realization in women.
Motherhood > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.

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