A Member of the Club: Reflections on Life in a Racially Polarized World
ISBN: 0060984309
EAN13: 9780060984304
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Astute observer and ruminative author Lawrence Otis Graham continues his candid search for racial and ethnic understanding in essays with topics as diverse as life as a black Princetonian and Harvard-trained lawyer to the experience of being a black busboy at an all-white country club.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Informed and driven by his experience as an upper-middle-class African American who lives and works in a predominately white environment, provocative author Lawrence Otis Graham offers a unique perspective on the subject of race. An uncompromising work that will challenge the mindset of every reader, Member of the Club is a searching book of essays ranging from examining life as a black Princetonian and corporate lawyer to exploring life as a black busboy at an all white country-club. From New York magazine cover stories Invisible Man and Harlem on My Mind to such new essays as I Never Dated a White Girl and My Dinner with Mister Charlie: A Black Man's Undercover Guide to Dining with Dignity at Ten Top New York Restaurants, Graham challenges racial prejudice among White Americans while demanding greater accountability and self-determination from his peers in black America. In Member of the Club . [Graham writes of] heartbreaking ironies and contradictions, indignities and betrayals in the life of an upper-class black man. -- Philadelphia Inquirer Lawrence Graham Surely knows about the pressures of being beholden to two very different groups. -- Los Angeles Times Lawrence Otis Graham is a popular commentator on race and ethnicity. The author of ten other books, his work has appeared in New York magazine, the New York Times and The Best American Essays .

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