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Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

(2014)
Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
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In this inspiring memoir, the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to become a successful writer.

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit, but there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid personal and professional tumult.

Though born and raised in Detroit, it was in Atlanta that Cleage encountered the forces that would most shape her experience. At the time, married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first African-American mayor. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter charts not only the political fights but also the pull she began to feel on her own passions - a pull that led her away from Lomax as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment. This fascinating memoir follows her journey from a columnist for a local weekly to a playwright and Hollywood scriptwriter whose circle came to include luminaries Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks, Phylicia Rashad, Shirley Franklin, and Jesse Jackson.

In the tradition of giants such as Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Maya Angelou, Cleage's self-portrait raises women's confessional writing to the level of fine literature.

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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN: 1-4516-6470-2 / 978-1-4516-6470-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons, & Love Affairs (Thorndike Press Large Print African American Series)
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN: 1-4104-6965-4 / 978-1-4104-6965-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN: 1-4516-6469-9 / 978-1-4516-6469-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN: 1-4829-9582-4 / 978-1-4829-9582-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN: 1-4829-9584-0 / 978-1-4829-9584-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN: 1-4829-9583-2 / 978-1-4829-9583-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons, & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author(s): Pearl Cleage
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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