An American Story
Debra J. Dickerson
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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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Rhetorical, yet insightful.
Ms Dickerson is a product of Black America with a victorious outcome. Her lengthy phrases will eventually take you into a world most blacks never experience. Her journey and story would and could inspire today's youth. They just have to get past her boring and drawn out style.