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Rebecca Allard is the author of Reckless: A Memoir, the story of her addiction to danger. From 1971 to 1981 her career focused on acting in New York City. She then joined a Fortune 500 accounting and auditing company and rose to the position of director of technology implementation.

Rebecca retired in 2000 to focus on her writing and was privileged to study with Vivian Gornick and Linsey Abrams. In 2003, she joined Lehman Brothers where she served as senior administrator on the global equity syndicate desk through the collapse in 2008. Rebecca is currently working on her second memoir about her five years at Lehman.

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After my last blog post, I’ve expanded what I believe is important to put into the world about racism.


Can our white society fully acknowledge the chilling travesty and lasting impact of slavery?  If ancestors were treated as beasts of burden, the experience for both sides never goes away. The great great great grandchildren of the enslaved feel that betrayal in their marrow. White people flin...

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Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin
"Do not let Shanna Mahin’s formidable talent for punchy sentences and sardonic humor fool you. "Oh! You Pretty Things" is more than a beach read. Beneath all that cynicism lies a smart, insightful dissection of the legacy of a narcissistic mother w..." Read more of this review »
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Ms. Mahin's ability to find the humor and pathos in those who serve the egos of Hollywood was refreshing and enlightening. The situation is not a pretty one, but it is beautifully dissected with a keen eye and compassion for the "pretty things" and t ...more
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Exquisite and haunting narrative. Danticat never disappoints.
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“These secrets are not secrets per se but are truths hidden from public view. I had to write this book. There had to be a reason I survived to tell this story.”
Rebecca Allard

“These secrets are not secrets per se but are truths hidden from public view. I had to write this book. There had to be a reason I survived to tell this story.”
Rebecca Allard




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