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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1573225991
ISBN-13: 9781573225991
Sku: 30302597
Publish Date: 5/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  208
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Veronica Chambers, who is currently a contributing editor at "Glamour", looks back on the relationship she had with her mother, growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s, and shares some important truths about what we all really want from our mothers--and what we can give them in return.
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Veronica Chambers, who is currently a contributing editor at "Glamour", looks back on the relationship she had with her mother, growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s, and shares some important truths about what we all really want from our mothers--and what we can give them in return.A young woman reflects on her childhood and her relationship with her hard-working immigrant mother, exploring important issues about what children need from their mothers and what children are capable of giving to them in return. Reprint.
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An African American memoir of life in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Veronica Chambers was born into a comfortable family, but when her father left, hard times set in, and Veronica had to learn how to be self-sufficient, supportive of her mother, and to adjust to economic hardship.

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Quarterly Black Review of Books
"[The] sometimes painful journey toward wholeness and acceptance is exactly what Chambers's 'Mama's Girl' is all about. A memoir of growing up young, black, female, and her mama's girl, Chambers weaves anger, love, loss, and longing into an insightful exploration of a daughter's coming of age in spite of her mother's betrayals." - Rebecca Walker may/june 1996

Kirkus Reviews
"An absorbing, often perturbing chronicle of a young African American woman's coming of age....[V]aluable not only as a family chronicle but as a commentary on growing up African American and on the complex feelings that assail those who leave poverty behind and move into the middle class." 05/01/1996

New Yorker
"In this troubling testament to grit and mother love, Chambers...sets down in telling detail the harsh balance of power in her black immigrant family....Her portrait of her Panamanian mother...is one of the finest and most evenhanded in the genre in recent years." 09/30/1996

Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)
"Chambers is a wonderful writer whose true stories read like the best fiction: thoughtful, wise, entertaining and to the point." - Suzanne Curley 04/27/1997

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0208
Product attributePublisher:   Riverhead Books
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