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The Mother Of Black Hollywood - A Memoir (Paperback): Jenifer Lewis

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Jenifer Lewis

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National Book Club Conference ‘Book of the Year’ Award Winner!

From her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, stage and cabaret, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile entertainers working today. This “Mega Diva” and costar of the hit sitcom black-ish bares her soul in this touching and poignant—and at times side-splittingly hilarious—memoir of a Midwestern girl with a dream, whose journey took her from poverty to the big screen, and along the way earned her many accolades.

With candor and warmth, Jenifer Lewis reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest. This multitalented “force of nature” landed her first Broadway role within eleven days of her graduation from college and later earned the title “Reigning Queen of High-Camp Cabaret.” In the audaciously honest voice that her fans adore, Jenifer describes her transition to Hollywood, with guest roles on hits like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends. Her movie Jackie’s Back! became a cult favorite, and as the “Mama” to characters portrayed by Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur, Taraji P. Henson, and many more, Jenifer cemented her status as the “Mother of Black Hollywood.”

When an undiagnosed mental illness stymies Jenifer’s career, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations, her quest for wholeness becomes a harrowing and inspiring tale, including revelations of bipolar disorder and sex addiction.

Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with more than forty color photographs, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”

General

Imprint: Amistad Press
Release date: November 2018
Authors: Jenifer Lewis
Dimensions: 202 x 135 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-241041-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Individual actors & performers
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Biography > General
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LSN: 0-06-241041-5
Barcode: 9780062410412

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