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From an inside peek at the inner workings of Hollywood to the backstage drama of Broadway, from a poignant look at the black upper class to an honest look at the WASP elite, this elegantly wrought memoir of an extraordinary family has something for everyone.

Growing up with a black Auntie Mame-like mother (who performed with the likes of Lena Horne) and an Anglo sea-faring father, Susan Fales-Hill moved seamlessly between many worlds. But it was from her mother — a woman who was dressed by Givenchy and sculpted by Alexander Calder, yet rejected by many a casting agent for her "dark," unconventional looks — that Susan drew inspiration, particularly when she faced challenges in her own career as a television writer in Hollywood, a town that wasn't always receptive to positive images of people of color. As a result the two developed a bond that mothers and daughters everywhere will find inspiring. Both a universally touching mother-daughter story and a portrait of a dazzling American family, Always Wear Joy is a memoir readers won't soon forget.

About the Author

Susan Fales-Hill is an award-winning television writer and producer. She has worked on shows ranging from The Cosby Show to A Different World, Linc's, and Suddenly Susan. Her writing has also appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, and Travel & Leisure. She lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780060566722
Author:
Fales-hill, Susan
Publisher:
Amistad Press
Author:
Fales-Hill, Susan
Author:
by Susan Fales-Hill
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Actresses
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Family
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Actresses - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.36x.70 in. .59 lbs.

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