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Lise Funderburg will read from and sign copies of her memoir, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, which is newly available in paperback. Edwidge Danticat writes, "Pig Candy is a candid and moving memoir of a daughter's deep love for her father both when he is most difficult to love and impossible not to. Unforgettable and powerful, we are changed for the better by every page of it." A regular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine, Funderburg is the author of Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity. (booksense)… (més)
Lise Funderburg brings us PIG CANDY: TAKING MY FATHER SOUTH, TAKING MY FATHER HOME. She gives us a life exposed with intelligence and feeling in this new memoir from the author of BLACK, WHITE, OTHERN. Can’t make it? To request a signed or personalized copy, call 828-1588 or 1-800-672-6789 or contact email@example.com (at least 48 hours in advance for email) to check availability. (booksense)… (més)
"[This book] is a candid and moving memoir of a daughter's deep love for her father both when he is most difficult to love and impossible not to. Unforgettable and powerful, we are changed for the better by every page of it."Edwidge Danticat author of Brother I'm Dying "It's an extraordinary portrait of how a difficult place shapes a man, how a daughter loves a challenging father, and how the act of remembering even the most painful aspects of our personal and collective histories can make us whole."Bliss Broyard author of One Drop Lise Funderburg is the author of Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity. She has been a regular contributor since 2001 to O, the Oprah Magazine and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications. Funderburg lives in Philadelphia and teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University. (booksense)… (més)
I Wonder As I Wander: African Americans at Home and Abroad
Skyline Salon Extensively published, Veronica Chambers has written and edited for national magazines for 12 years. People magazine deemed her memoir Mama’s Girl “extraordinary.” Kickboxing Geishas examines boundary-busting modern Japanese women, who freely mix East and West, burying stereotypes and defining an electrifying new culture in their country.
“Funny and intelligent” (People), Trey Ellis’s memoir Bedtime Stories chronicles what happens when the glamorous life of an L.A. bachelor collides with the less-than-glamorous life of a single father who eats frozen dinners and changes dirty diapers. Naomi Wolf calls the book “a great gift for anyone who values the true dramas of committed parenting.”
Pig Candy chronicles Philadelphia-born Lise Funderberg’s experiences while traveling through Georgia with her dying father, as she comes to understand the brutal oppression he faced growing up in the Jim Crow South and the surprising love he still felt for the land and its people. (ablachly)… (més)