Confessions Of A Peppermint Pattie by Donna Davis
: Why I Really Am Black Enough Already, Y'all

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Confessions of A Peppermint Pattie: Why I Really Am Black Enough Already, Y’all, is a wildly humorous, yet provocative collection of anecdotes and commentary, influenced by Donna's insanely funny family, experiences as a journalist, and distinctively Southern upbringing. It is a look at race in America from the perspective of a professional woman who's been told all her life she wasn't Black enough for attempting to simply be a well-rounded, successful human being. It is filled with interesting pop culture references, and stories about celebrities that Donna has encountered during her career, including the "best Peppermint Pattie advice" ever given to her by one of the most recognizable names on the planet. Though Donna chooses to tackle a very serious subject with humor, she also drops jewels of wisdom along the way. Confessions Of A Peppermint Pattie:Why I Really Am Black Enough, Y'all, has been described as “delightful, jazzy and breezy.” But above all, it is honest. Donna tackles the kinds of things that perhaps aren’t said in mixed company, without fear. It is a call to arms for her race to do better, but it is also a bridge toward cultural understanding among the races, and ultimately, a celebration of individuality. Though written from the perspective of a Black woman in America, it is a book with something to offer everyone, especially, anyone in need of a good laugh. And through the telling of this tale, it's her journey to the realization that she, like many others, is valid, relevant, and enough. That she "Really Is Black Enough Already, Y'all."
 

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Published November 9, 2014 144 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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And this kind of authenticity challenge isn’t new: Many other black Americans—upwardly mobile and highly educated—are sometimes seen as “not black enough.” There’s a sense that to be black, one must fit into a narrow box of stereotypes rather than embrace the many-faceted experiences and identiti...

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