I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review

Thank you to the publisher, Harper Perennial, for gifting this book. "The rocket of pain was already exploding in my head.  I couldn't be responsible for creating new worries.  I was the oldest, it was my responsibility to be easy.  I couldn't tell them anything else.  I was told not to write on my tests … Continue reading I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review

Diamond Doris – Review

"Under no circumstances did I want a 'normal' life--a normal, regular, everyday Black life. No way. Being humiliated at work. Paycheck to paycheck. Church on Sundays. Regular clothes. Routine relationships that don't go nowhere. Absolutely not. Not Miss Doris Payne. I wanted more than that. I wanted nice things. I wanted to travel the world. … Continue reading Diamond Doris – Review