That Mean Old Yesterday

CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: CF269
Released: Mar 14, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428183537
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Stacey Patton penned this moving memoir describing her tumultuous childhood growing up first in a state institution and then in a fractured foster family. She makes a strong case to illustrate how the brutal legacy of slavery continues to affect African-American families today. "... a document ... striking in its endeavor to relate a unique individual experience to broader communal life."-Kirkus Reviews


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That Mean Old Yesterday
Product Number: BX00006379
Product Number:Z0486
Product Number:CF269

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Author(s): Stacey Patton
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number Z0486
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456103804
Author(s): Stacey Patton
Product Number EB00577626
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781416545750

Professional reviews

"Considering her tumultuous beginnings--first, as a ward of the state in foster care, then, as an adoptee in a highly dysfunctional family--Stacy Patton has truly risen above the fray. However, this is not your typical rags-to-riches memoir. The young historian raises the question of whether the race and gender violence still plaguing contemporary African-American culture is yet another legacy of slavery. Robin Miles gives a brilliant performance. She is eloquent as Patton explores both her own and her race's history. Miles makes every voice compelling--from an undereducated contemporary black to a former slave giving an oral history. This audiobook is well worth the listener's attention. P.R. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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