May 15, 2010
Foxy by Pam Grier
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown.
After taking a short break from Hollywood, Pam returned to films in the 80s, like Fort Apache the Bronx, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and Above the Law. She also made a guest appearances on Miami Vice and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Pam also played Kit Porter on the controversial hit show "The L Word" on Showtime. She occasionally guest-stars in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where she plays a recurring character. She spends her free time on her ranch in Colorado.
Unfortunately, I found it a bit difficult to relate to the memoir of Pam Grier. Pam's childhood was filled with so much turmoil, and she recounts in stark detail the prejudices she experienced in the early years of her life. Her life changed dramatically as she went off to Hollywood, and then her life eventually settled down a bit in the past twenty years.
I remember some of the roles Pam has played over the years, so I was interested in reading about her life story. If you want to find out all the details about her life, right from when she was a toddler, then this book may interest you.
Thank you to Hachette Books for providing a review copy of this book for the purpose of my honest review.