Synopses & Reviews
Film icon Pam Grier finally pulls back the curtain on her turbulent and fascinating life . . .
Some may know her as hot, gutsy, gun-totin' Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown. Others may know her from her role as Kit Porter on The L Word. But that only defines one part of the legend that is Pam Grier.
Foxy is Pam's testimony of her life, past and present. In it, she reveals her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr., among others. She unveils her experiences as a backup singer and a blaxploitation star. In particularly candid and shocking chapters, she shares-for the first time-her view of those films and the persecution that blacks, especially women, needed to endure to make a name for themselves . . . including how it felt to be labeled one of the most beautiful women alive, yet not be permitted to try on clothes in a department store because of the color of her skin. And in words sure to inspire many, she tells the story of her ongoing battle with cancer.
From her disappointments to her triumphs, nothing is held back. With FOXY, Pam wishes to impart life lessons to her readers-and hopes to touch their hearts.
"Pam Grier is a survivor."--USA Today
"[an] iconic actress"--Publishers Weekly
"I commend Grier on making her memoir about more than her life as an actress--as the life of a woman struggling to make it on her own and doing so with grace and class."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"The foremost goal of any celebrity memoir is to capture the personality of its subject, and this Foxy does. The wide-eyed dignity of its voice is that of Pam Grier, and the book, like her, is not only inspiring-which we knew already-but immensely lovable, as well."--Kirkus
About the Author
Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy
, Foxy Brown,
and Jackie Brown
Pam also played Kit Porter on the controversial hit show "The L Word" on Showtime. She occasionally guest-stars in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, where she plays a recurring character. She spends her free time on her ranch in Colorado.