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Famed performer and activist Pearl Bailey allows a free flow of thought as she is writing this book.
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The first page details her appointment as Ambassador of Love by former president Richard Nixon. She shares many personal thoughts about God, prayer, spiritualism and love. Some of the issues of the day include racism, political and celebrity power, human rights, war and media influences. There is even a section about her experience of the Los Angeles earthquake of 1971. Several of her poems are neatly tucked away between the pages and are quite enjoyable. You will find musings and memories of her performances and experiences as she traveled. How the strain of her career took its toll on her health. Family memories and letters are shared. One personal item of note that seems to have really affected her deeply was the death of her stepfather, Mr. Walter. She felt he was the last link to her mother who had passed a year before. You can feel the sadness in what she has written.

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Comedian Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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