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A Member of the Club: Reflections on Life in a Racially Polarized World
by Lawrence Otis Graham

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    List Price: $14.99
    Format: Paperback, 320 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780060984304
    Imprint: Harper Perennial
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation
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    Book Description:
    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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