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With Ossie and Ruby

With Ossie and Ruby

(1998)
In This Life Together
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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight. From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem's black theater to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, they regale the reader with colorful, entertaining tales of the places they've been and the people they've met. But their charming humor is leavened with a more serious side, as they share their experiences of keeping a family together in a world where scandal and divorce is the rule, and of being artists and political activists in an era of intense racial ferment. Born into the struggle, their characters were shaped by the dynamic collisions of life, politics, and art; and from those experiences, they achieved some sense of their worth as married people, friends, and lovers.Warm, positive, and compelling, this is a book that will surprise and challenge readers everywhere -- black and white, male and female, young and old. Lifting the veil of public image, media hype, and mystique, Ossie and Ruby speak of the real-life dilemmas and rewards of their lifelong search for purpose and value.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
Author(s): Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
ISBN: 0-688-15396-8 / 978-0-688-15396-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

January 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
Author(s): Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
ISBN: 0-688-17582-1 / 978-0-688-17582-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: It Books
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Audio Editions

February 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
Author(s): Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

February 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
Author(s): Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
ISBN: 1-59483-335-4 / 978-1-59483-335-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
Author(s): Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   



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