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Foxy by Pam Grier
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May 05, 10

bookshelves: gr-giveaway-wins, non-fiction
Read from May 02 to 05, 2010

Autobiographies are a tricky proposition. Balancing drama and tension, if there is any, with what amounts to an expanded cirriculum vitae is not an easy task. In Pam Grier's book Foxy the balance works. Sometimes. Sometimes it doesn't. I've always admired her work and had a gut feeling she was personally tough. Unquestionably, the best aspect of this book is knowing about the many hard knocks she's endured while keeping a positive outlook on her life and career. At worst it flips the old writer's axiom into "Tell, Don't Show".
Still, I found myself intrigued and unable to put the book down at times. My gut feeling proved to be true. Gonna go watch Fort Apache, The Bronx again...
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