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Hope Robinson grew up poor Memphis. Through her mother's determination, she graduated from a private boarding school on scholarship, followed by a prestigious university. But now, as a 28-year-old reporter for a Philadelphia newspaper, she finds her life spinning out of control. At work, conflicts with editors who insist that she write the white version of African-American ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1998)
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Amanda
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm not quite sure what to think about this book. I found it really, REALLY interesting through the first half as the reader is introduced to Hope and the intense pressures she faces navigating race, identity, and a career that is often unduly influenced by both. But, then it got sort of soap opera-ish. And the painful and real problems that Hope faces because of her anger felt dramatized rather than emotional like the first part of the book. Personal sidenote for myself is that I didn't like th ...more
Colette Martin
Apr 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
This may be one of the worst books I have ever read. If it weren't a book club pick I would have not have read past page one. Given that we will be discussing shortly, I will leave it at that, but for everyone else, I must note that the kindle version of this book (the only version available on amazon) is horribly formatted. The book itself could have benefited from editing (it is written as though this is a first or second draft) but the formatting and errors in the electronic version are horre ...more
Martha
Nov 11, 2008 rated it liked it
This book created much discussion. I'm not going to put it all down b/c the author might see it.
Judy
Jul 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far I like the rawness of the book
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Young journalist coming to terms with who she is as a woman, a black woman and a journalist.
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I found my self in this book.
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