Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years” as Want to Read:
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

by
4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, Dramatists Play Service Inc. (adaptation for stage), 262 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Dramatists Play Service
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Having Our Say, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Having Our Say

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jon Ginn
Sep 21, 2009 Jon Ginn rated it liked it
At the risk of belittling the power of Mann's adaptation of the Delany Sister's "Having Our Say," I have to say that the play smacks of a certain Forrest Gump sentimentality. I mean, come on - "They REALLY surprised their aging mother with a birthday visit from Eleanor Roosevelt?" However, I found myself quickly shelving this rash judgement when I considered: holy crap, these were REAL people that lived these incomparably eventful lives. When this is digested, the rest speaks for itself.

On the s
...more
Rachel
Aug 23, 2010 Rachel rated it it was ok
I'm giving this low marks because I thought it would be so interesting - after all it's the biography of two black women who were the daughters of slaves and ended up as professionals in NYC. I was surprised that they didn't have that much to say. They just kept going on and on about how right they were about everything. Didn't they ever make any mistakes? I think their editor should have spruced this up a bit. It became monotonous.
Verla Negus
The Delany sisters, Bessie and Sadie, were born in South Carolina about 1890. They write about their shared century of living. The sisters are honest, amusing and most of all insightful. They lead amazing lives and watched a lot of history being made. Fortunately they were willing to share their insights.
Anita
Aug 18, 2010 Anita rated it it was amazing
Fabulous book about two remarkable women, their outstanding family, the struggles of being discriminated against and living to be over 100. I found this book inspiring and gave me a clear perspective of many issues.
Bonnie Gleckler Clark
Read this book back in March of 2010, simply forgot to add it to my reading list. It is the story of the Delany sisters, their growing up, coming of age, and living to be over 100 years old. Most informative, but not a book I'd recommend.
Judy
Judy rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2016
Barbara James-Richardson
Barbara James-Richardson rated it really liked it
May 04, 2014
jarimal  Fernandez
jarimal Fernandez rated it it was amazing
Apr 19, 2009
Linda
Linda rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2011
Edna States
Edna States rated it it was amazing
May 12, 2015
Jennifer Krieger
Jennifer Krieger rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2010
Emily
Emily rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2010
Rhonda
Rhonda rated it really liked it
Nov 23, 2008
Penny Lacell
Penny Lacell rated it it was amazing
Jun 01, 2014
Bronwyn
Bronwyn rated it it was ok
Dec 20, 2007
Sarah Esh
Sarah Esh rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2014
Tessa Wolff
Tessa Wolff rated it it was ok
Aug 10, 2014
Lisa Marshall
Lisa Marshall rated it it was amazing
Jun 01, 2010
Katie
Katie rated it liked it
Dec 30, 2007
Carla
Carla rated it it was amazing
Mar 07, 2014
Barbara Myers
Barbara Myers rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2015
Jerry Mccalpin
Jerry Mccalpin rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2015
Amanda
Amanda rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2010
Apsey Poo
Apsey Poo rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2007
Kathy
Kathy rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2009
Debbie
Debbie rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2008
Tavie
Tavie rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2007
Faye
Faye rated it really liked it
May 24, 2007
Elaine
Elaine rated it it was amazing
May 24, 2014
Jane Shaffer
Jane Shaffer rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book