Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0807064491
ISBN 13: 9780807064498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Lorraine Book Review:

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work—until now. In 2018, Hansberry will get the recognition she deserves with the PBS American Masters documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” and Imani Perry’s multi-dimensional, illuminating biography, Looking for Lorraine. After the success of A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry used her prominence in myriad ways: challenging President Kennedy and his brother to take bolder stances on Civil Rights, supporting African anti-colonial leaders, and confronting the romantic racism of the Beat poets and Village hipsters. Though she married a man, she identified as lesbian and, risking censure and the prospect of being outed, joined one of the nation’s first lesbian organizations. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians, including Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, among others. Looking for Lorraine is a powerful insight into Hansberry’s extraordinary life—a life that was tragically cut far too short. A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book for Nonfiction A 2019 Pauli Murray Book Prize Finalist

Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0807064505
ISBN 13: 9780807064504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Lorraine Book Review:

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work—until now. In 2018, Hansberry will get the recognition she deserves with the PBS American Masters documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” and Imani Perry’s multi-dimensional, illuminating biography, Looking for Lorraine. After the success of A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry used her prominence in myriad ways: challenging President Kennedy and his brother to take bolder stances on Civil Rights, supporting African anti-colonial leaders, and confronting the romantic racism of the Beat poets and Village hipsters. Though she married a man, she identified as lesbian and, risking censure and the prospect of being outed, joined one of the nation’s first lesbian organizations. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians, including Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, among others. Looking for Lorraine is a powerful insight into Hansberry’s extraordinary life—a life that was tragically cut far too short. A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book for Nonfiction A 2019 Pauli Murray Book Prize Finalist

Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780807039830
ISBN 13: 0807039837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Lorraine Book Review:

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work-until now. In 2018, Hansberry will get the recognition she deserves with the PBS American Masters documentary "Lorraine Hansberry- Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" and Imani Perry's multi-dimensional, illuminating biography, Looking for Lorraine. After the success of A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry used her prominence in myriad ways- challenging President Kennedy and his brother to take bolder stances on Civil Rights, supporting African anti-colonial leaders, and confronting the romantic racism of the Beat poets and Village hipsters. Though she married a man, she identified as lesbian and, risking censure and the prospect of being outed, joined one of the nation's first lesbian organizations. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians, including Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, among others. Looking for Lorraine is a powerful insight into Hansberry's extraordinary life-a life that was tragically cut far too short. A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book for Nonfiction Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction A 2019 Pauli Murray Book Prize Finalist A Triangle Award Finalist

Radical Vision

Radical Vision
Author: Soyica Diggs Colbert
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 030025833X
ISBN 13: 9780300258332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Vision Book Review:

A captivating portrait of Lorraine Hansberry’s life, art, and political activism--one of O Magazine's best books of April 2021 "Hits the mark as a fresh and timely portrait of an influential playwright."—Publishers Weekly In this biography of Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965), the author of A Raisin in the Sun, Soyica Diggs Colbert considers the playwright’s life at the intersection of art and politics, with the theater operating as a “rehearsal room for [her] political and intellectual work.” Colbert argues that the success of Raisin overshadows Hansberry’s other contributions, including the writer’s innovative journalism and lesser known plays touching on controversial issues such as slavery, interracial communities, and black freedom movements. Colbert also details Hansberry’s unique involvement in the black freedom struggles during the Cold War and the early civil rights movement, in order to paint a full portrait of her life and impact. Drawing from Hansberry’s papers, speeches, and interviews, this book presents its subject as both a playwright and a political activist. It also reveals a new perspective on the roles of black women in mid-twentieth-century political movements.

To be Young Gifted and Black

To be Young  Gifted  and Black
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780573616761
ISBN 13: 0573616760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To be Young Gifted and Black Book Review:

Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of a great American woman and artist, Lorraine Hansberry. Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically weaves through her life experiences and the times that shaped her. The actors slop ingeniously into and out of a variety of challenging roles spanning her life and experiences to the ultimate confrontation when cancer strikes her. Includes brilliantly highlighted scenes from her plays as well as letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. A major statement of the American Black experience.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0679755330
ISBN 13: 9780679755333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Review:

An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

The Pigman

The Pigman
Author: Paul Zindel
Publsiher: Graymalkin Media
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011-05-14
ISBN 10: 1935169025
ISBN 13: 9781935169024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pigman Book Review:

One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman.” In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?'

Breathe

Breathe
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0807076562
ISBN 13: 9780807076569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathe Book Review:

2020 Chautauqua Prize Finalist 2020 NAACP Image Award Nominee - Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) Best-of Lists: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · 25 Can't-Miss Books of 2019 (The Undefeated) Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life—and she exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find steady footing and inspiration in Black tradition. Perry draws upon the ideas of figures such as James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ida B. Wells. She shares vulnerabilities and insight from her own life and from encounters in places as varied as the West Side of Chicago; Birmingham, Alabama; and New England prep schools. With original art for the cover by Ekua Holmes, Breathe offers a broader meditation on race, gender, and the meaning of a life well lived and is also an unforgettable lesson in Black resistance and resilience.

Lorraine

Lorraine
Author: Ketch Secor
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1492616931
ISBN 13: 9781492616931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Book Review:

Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family. "Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing when you've got a voice and a song that can sing! Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw's harmonica and Lorraine's pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?

The Paris Connection

The Paris Connection
Author: Lorraine Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN 10: 0593190572
ISBN 13: 9780593190579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Connection Book Review:

In this witty and heartfelt debut love story for fans of Josie Silver's One Day in December, a woman stranded in Paris for the day discovers that the wrong road can sometimes lead us in the right direction. When Hannah and her boyfriend, Simon, set out to Amsterdam, they’re confident that they’ll make it to his sister’s wedding in time. However, unbeknownst to them, their train is scheduled to divide in the middle of the night. And when it does, half of it continues the route to Amsterdam. And the other half—the one with Hannah in it—heads three hundred miles away, to Paris. Left without her belongings or hope of reuniting with Simon, Hannah has no choice but to spend the day in Paris before the next train out. Worse than being stranded in a foreign city alone? Being stuck with Léo, the handsome but infuriating Frenchman who blames Hannah for his own unwanted delay. The series of mishaps that sends them traipsing through the City of Light is only further proof that Hannah’s day has gone from bad to worse. But as she takes in the glorious sights of the city—and spends more time with Léo—Hannah discovers that the unexpected detour might actually be leading her to the life she was always meant to live . . .

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780573615412
ISBN 13: 0573615411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window Book Review:

This is the probing, hilarious and provocative story of Sidney, a disenchanted Greenwich Village intellectual, his wife Iris, an aspiring actress, and their colorful circle of friends and relations. Set against the shenanigans of a stormy political campaign, the play follows its characters in their unorthodox quests for meaningful lives in an age of corruption, alienation and cynicism. With compassion, humor and poignancy, the author examines questions concerning the fragility of love, morality and ethics, interracial relationships, drugs, rebellion, conformity and especially withdrawal from or commitment to the world.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1995-08-22
ISBN 10: 0679601724
ISBN 13: 9780679601722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Review:

"Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun." "The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun," said The New York Times. "It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic." This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry

Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry
Author: Mollie Godfrey
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 1496829654
ISBN 13: 9781496829658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry Book Review:

Spanning from the debut of A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway in 1959 to her early death from cancer in January 1965, Lorraine Hansberry’s short stint in the public eye changed the landscape of American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry (1930–1965) became both the first African American woman to have a play produced on Broadway and the first to win the prestigious New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Resonating deeply with the aims of the civil rights movement, Raisin also ushered in a new era of Black representation on the stage and screen, displacing the cartoonish stereotypes that were the remnants of blackface minstrelsy in favor of complex three-dimensional portrayals of Black characters and Black life. Hansberry’s public discourse in the aftermath of Raisin’s success also disrupted mainstream critical tendencies to diminish the work of Black artists, helping pave the way for future work by Black playwrights. Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry is the first volume to collect all of her substantive interviews in one place, including many radio and television interviews that have never before appeared in print. The twenty-one pieces collected here—ranging from just before the Broadway premiere of A Raisin in the Sun to less than six months before Hansberry’s death—offer an incredible window into Hansberry’s aesthetic and political thought. In these conversations, Hansberry explores many of the questions most often put to Black writers of the mid-twentieth century—including everything from her thinking about the relationship between art and protest, universality and particularity, and realism and naturalism, to her sense of the relationship between Black intellectuals and the Black masses, integration and Black Nationalism, and African American and Pan-African liberation. Taken together, these interviews reveal the insight, intensity, and eloquence that made Hansberry such a transformative figure in American letters.

The Collected Last Plays

The Collected Last Plays
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0679755322
ISBN 13: 9780679755326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Last Plays Book Review:

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson.

To the Fullest

To the Fullest
Author: Lorraine Bracco,Lisa V. Davis
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1623364930
ISBN 13: 9781623364939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To the Fullest Book Review:

Lorraine Bracco is one of the world's most dynamic actresses, but when she reached her fifties, she felt she was losing her luster. During the long illnesses of her parents, she began to gain weight and felt her energy and self-confidence take a dive. Watching her parents die within 9 days of each other was her wake-up call to take charge of her life. She made a commitment to herself to stay healthy. In To the Fullest, Bracco presents her Clean Up Your Act Program, a comprehensive plan to help women over 40 look and feel younger. The program includes an intensive liver cleanse to reboot the body to start fresh on the path to optimal health by eliminating gluten, sugar, eggs, and dairy. Two weeks of meal plans and a varied list of meals and snacks illustrate that hunger is not part of the program and that eating clean has endless flavorful options. Her Clean Up Your Act Diet, which follows the cleanse, will help you lose pounds and deliver supercharged energy. Bracco adds her own mouthwatering recipes to ease the transition to clean eating and suggests an abundance of satisfying breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. She gradually lost 35 pounds and has kept it off. The book also includes testimonials gathered from women who have participated in Rodale's 6-week test panel. With winning honesty, Bracco provides the perfect combination of humor, comfort, and motivational support that women need to rise to life's challenges. From attitude adjustments to style tips, from finding new passions to making movement a habit, her advice and personal insights both inspire and entertain.

A Bucket List To Die For

A Bucket List To Die For
Author: Lorraine Fouchet
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN 10: 1529356768
ISBN 13: 9781529356762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bucket List To Die For Book Review:

'Both heartbreaking and heartwarming' - ***** Amazon reviewer 'Emotional, charming and uplifting' -***** Amazon reviewer A message in a bottle. One summer. A family to reunite. Lou suffers from a rare type of dementia and dies in her fifties. She leaves behind a message in a bottle, charging her husband Joe with a challenging task: he has two months to reunite their patchwork family whose members have fallen out with each other. Luckily for him, Lou has thought of everything and helps him along with a list of family activities and recipes. Slowly but surely, they all find their way back to each other: Joe's son Cyrian and his two daughters Apple and Charlotte. Cyrian's second wife who can't stand Apple because she isn't her own. Joe's stunning daughter Sarah who has lost the love of her life and seeks solace in one-night stands. But Joe is running out of time. Will his efforts pay off before it is too late? And most importantly: what's in the mysterious letter?

On the Couch

On the Couch
Author: Lorraine Bracco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-06-06
ISBN 10: 1101205814
ISBN 13: 9781101205815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Couch Book Review:

In this candid, conversational memoir, actress Lorraine Bracco openly reveals the details of her struggle with depression, the treatment that helped her triumph, and her experience playing psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO’s The Sopranos—the role that helped to save her life. Here, Lorraine shares the deeply personal story of her spiral into—and back from—the depths of depression; how she finally got the help she needed; her marriages and brutal custody battle; her determination to be a good mother; and her refusal to be marginalized in a society obsessed with youth and beauty. “I hope my story encourages people to come forward and get the help they need. I want to help others to do what I did—to let go of the shame and the fear. When I was depressed, I wallowed in the idea that the best part of my life was over. I blew it. I took the wrong path, and this was what I got—what I deserved. Thank God I got help before I went too far down that road. . . . There’s help. It’s treatable. Getting treatment for depression was the best decision I ever made; going public about it was the second best.”

More Beautiful and More Terrible

More Beautiful and More Terrible
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 0814767362
ISBN 13: 9780814767368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Beautiful and More Terrible Book Review:

For a nation that often optimistically claims to be post-racial, we are still mired in the practices of racial inequality that plays out in law, policy, and in our local communities. One of two explanations is often given for this persistent phenomenon: On the one hand, we might be hypocritical—saying one thing, and doing or believing another; on the other, it might have little to do with us individually but rather be inherent to the structure of American society. More Beautiful and More Terrible compels us to think beyond this insufficient dichotomy in order to see how racial inequality is perpetuated. Imani Perry asserts that the U.S. is in a new and distinct phase of racism that is “post-intentional”: neither based on the intentional discrimination of the past, nor drawing upon biological concepts of race. Drawing upon the insights and tools of critical race theory, social policy, law, sociology and cultural studies, she demonstrates how post-intentional racism works and maintains that it cannot be addressed solely through the kinds of structural solutions of the Left or the values arguments of the Right. Rather, the author identifies a place in the middle—a space of “righteous hope”—and articulates a notion of ethics and human agency that will allow us to expand and amplify that hope. To paraphrase James Baldwin, when talking about race, it is both more terrible than most think, but also more beautiful than most can imagine, with limitless and open-ended possibility. Perry leads readers down the path of imagining the possible and points to the way forward.

Young Black and Determined

Young  Black  and Determined
Author: Pat McKissack,Fredrick McKissack
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042980246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Black and Determined Book Review:

A biography of the black playwright who received great recognition for her work at an early age.

Everyday Easy

Everyday Easy
Author: Lorraine Pascale
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0062305808
ISBN 13: 9780062305800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Easy Book Review:

The international culinary superstar and author of A Lighter Way to Bake returns with a bright and breezy full-color cookbook that features 100 simple yet elegant recipes for everyday and entertaining. Infused with her charisma and charm, Everyday Easy showcases Lorraine Pascale’s elegant, fuss-free cooking, with recipes perfect for both everyday suppers and annual feasts. Enjoy quick but satisfying weeknight dinners such as Creamy Pancetta Pasta with Mushrooms and Parmesan or Chestnut and Pea Risotto with Truffle Oil. Thinking of entertaining? You’ll find dinner-party delights such as Rioja-Braised Lamb Shanks with Chorizo or Twice-Cooked Chicken Kievs. Everyday Easy offers something for every chef and every occasion, whether you’re looking for a tasty meal for two or planning a crowd-pleasing menu for a fun and relaxed evening with friends. Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a gorgeous color photo along with a cornucopia of kitchen tips and tricks to help you whip up great food without the fuss.