Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Foxy: My Life In Two Acts by Pam Grier with Andrea Cagan

Pam Grier

This lady runs, shot guns, does martial arts, cooks, takes care of horses, has a career, is independent, chooses herself, and is one of my sheroes: female hero!......

Foxy: My Life in Two Acts has been on my Nook for quite awhile, and I just got around to reading it.

In this memoir, Pam tells a very humble story of becoming 'Foxy Brown.'

Pam had a mom "who believed very strongly that women needed to know they could fend for themselves...." (P.11)

From dating NBA superstar, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, to the comedian, Richard Pryor, Pam always chose herself. Kareem wanted her to deny herself and let him take care of her, but she refused and chose herself. Being with Richard Pryor put her health, her life, and career in danger, and she chose herself.

Being in the movie industry world, Pam had many opportunities to do drugs, have affairs with married men, date men who were not nice to their mothers, date men whom she wanted to save, but she always chose herself.

I really enjoyed this memoir, and I am so happy that Pam decided to write it. There was a recurring theme in this book: If we stick to what we believe in and chose ourselves, everything will be all right.

Pam, is my "sheroe"!!!!

Pam Grier

My next read is Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner. After reading Faulkner's Light in August, I really need more of William.

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