Full Description from Hachette Book GroupSome may know her as hot, gutsy, gun-totin' Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown. Others may know her from her role as Kit Porter on The L Word. But that only defines one part of the legend that is Pam Grier. Foxy is Pam's testimony of her life, past and present. In it, she reveals her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr., among others. She unveils her experiences as a backup singer and a blaxploitation star. In particularly candid and shocking chapters, she shares-for the first time-her view of those films and the persecution that blacks, especially women, needed to endure to make a name for themselves. . . including how it felt to be labeled one of the most beautiful women alive, yet not be permitted to try on clothes in a department store because of the color of her skin. And in words sure to inspire many, she tells the story of her ongoing battle with cancer. From her disappointments to her triumphs, nothing is held back. With FOXY, Pam wishes to impart life lessons to her readers-and hopes to touch their hearts.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK: What a woman! I learned a lot about Foxy Brown!I can't even imagine being label as one of the most beautiful women alive and not be able to go shopping because of skin color. Her book is upbeat and her positive attitude shines through. She is about giving back. I was so impressed with the video of the book, listening to her speak about her life. She said that that if you are open and curious in life so much more will come back to you to make you feel good and you'll be able to reach out and help others.
It is truly amazing to read a star's memoir. I love reading about what life was like in America as she was coming of age and making her way.
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