Thursday, March 17, 2011
[Book Review] FOXY: MY LIFE IN THREE ACTS by Pam Grier
Karen of the North Women's Book Club reviews FOXY: MY LIFE IN THREE ACTS by Pam Grier with Andrea Cagan (Springboard Press, 2010)
In this revealing memoir, Pam Grier tells of her experiences as an actress during the black exploitation film era. She shares surprising details about her relationships with celebrities such as Richard Pryor and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Ms. Grier also discloses her struggles concerning racism and sexism, opening up about being a victim of rape and overcoming such trauma. Ms. Grier also gives insight about her ordeal with cancer.
Readers will find a deeper respect for a person who many thought of her life as a continual yellow brick road. We must also note that our male readers have fallen in love with Pam Grier even more!
Karen Hall, North Branch Library
The North Women's Book Club will discuss Bae's Rhapsody by local author Rutha Jones on Saturday, March 26th at 2:00 p.m.