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A powerfully compelling, unsparing memoir from a widely admired African-American journalist. Debra Dickerson's parents were share-croppers who migrated north after World War II. Born in 1959, Dickerson is an amalgam of her background--rural southern conservative and midwestern liberal--and at the same time a contemporary woman whose life has been shaped by the hardscrabble determination of her heritage. In this book Dickerson bears brilliant witness to her rich, tumultuous life: the crippling self-doubt of her adolescence and her belief in education as a way out; her transformation in the U.S. Air Force into a distinguished intelligence officer; her years at Harvard Law School and metamorphosis into a 'neurotic attorney with a Gold Card'; and, finally, her current position as a journalist in demand for her refreshing and controversially sane views on social issues. With sharp intelligence and fierce wit, Dickerson shows us how she became what she is today--an iconoclastic American who transcends traditional notions of race and class.

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In a compelling memoir, a noted African-American journalist describes her personal journey and the influence of her heritage on her life and career, detailing the crippling self-doubt of her adolescence, her belief in the power of education, her career as a military intelligence officer, her years at Harvard Law School, and her work as a journalist. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience.

The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she would emerge from her squalid St. Louis neighborhood to become an acclaimed journalist with a Harvard Law degree. A constant reader and a straight-A student, nevertheless Dickerson's lack of confidence kept her from accepting the many colleges offers she received. Instead she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, quickly rising through the ranks. In spite of her success, she recognized within herself deep-seated conflict at being a working class black woman living in a white man's world. Her path to self-acceptance is at the heart of this refreshing narrative.

About the Author

Debra J. Dickerson lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375421181
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
People of Color
Author:
Dickerson, Debra J.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
United States
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-People of Color
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : People of Color
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Anchor Books
Publication Date:
20010918
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Biography » Women
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Product details 304 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780375421181 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a compelling memoir, a noted African-American journalist describes her personal journey and the influence of her heritage on her life and career, detailing the crippling self-doubt of her adolescence, her belief in the power of education, her career as a military intelligence officer, her years at Harvard Law School, and her work as a journalist. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience.

The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she would emerge from her squalid St. Louis neighborhood to become an acclaimed journalist with a Harvard Law degree. A constant reader and a straight-A student, nevertheless Dickerson's lack of confidence kept her from accepting the many colleges offers she received. Instead she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, quickly rising through the ranks. In spite of her success, she recognized within herself deep-seated conflict at being a working class black woman living in a white man's world. Her path to self-acceptance is at the heart of this refreshing narrative.
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