Foxy: My Life in Three Acts by Pam Grier

Foxy: My Life in Three Acts by Pam Grier

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.

This book is broken down into Three Parts: The Early Years, 'Fros and Freaks, and Finding the Balance.

Chapters include:
Chapter One: ARMY BRAT
Chapter Two: MEETING MONSTERS
Chapter Three: ANIMALS OVER PEOPLE
Chapter Four: THE SUMMER OF FAILED LOVE
Chapter Five: MOVING TO THE PULSE
Chapter Six: LEW AND ALLAH
Chapter Seven: BLAXPLOITATION BREAKOUT
Chapter Eight: THREE STRIKES AND I'M OUTTA THERE!
Chapter Nine: TRIAL BY LOSS
Chapter Ten: FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE
Chapter Eleven: NO MAN'S LAND
Chapter Twelve: GOING BROWN: FROM FOXY TO JACKIE
Chapter Thirteen: THE L WORD
Chapter Fourteen: HEALING AND HORSE SENSE


Purchase your copy today at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Foxy-My-Life-Three-Acts/dp/0446548502




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.

After taking a short break from Hollywood, Pam returned to films in the 80s, like Fort Apache the Bronx, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and Above the Law. She also made a guest appearances on Miami Vice and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Pam also played Kit Porter on the controversial hit show "The L Word" on Showtime. She occasionally guest-stars in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where she plays a recurring character. She spends her free time on her ranch in Colorado.


Meet Pam Grier on Book Tour

* Thursday, May 6, 2010
African American Art Museum
of Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
6:00 pm
215-574-0380


* Friday, May 7, 2010
Harvey B. Gannt Center/ Real Eyes Bookstore
551 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
7:00 pm
704-547-3700


* Saturday, May 8, 2010
Situations Lounge/Real Eyes Bookstore
7801 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
6:30 pm
704-547-3700


* Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
6:00 pm
303-571-5260



* Thursday, May 13, 2010
Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
7:00 pm
323-525-0270


* Friday, May 14, 2010
Eso Won Books
4331 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
7:00 pm
323-290-1048


* Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tattered Cover Bookstore
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
7:00 pm
303-436-1070


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