The Resource The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir, Jenifer Lewis ; with Malaika Adero

The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir, Jenifer Lewis ; with Malaika Adero

Label
The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir
Title
The mother of Black Hollywood
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jenifer Lewis ; with Malaika Adero
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The star of "Black-ish" traces her journey from poverty to fame, sharing insights into her battles with undiagnosed mental illness and sex addiction while citing the support of loving friends and her philosophy about self-acceptance that enabled her success
  • "From her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, stage and cabaret, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene-stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile entertainers working today. This 'Mega Diva' and costar of the hit sitcom black-ish bares her soul in this touching and poignant--and at times side-splittingly hilarious--memoir of a Midwestern girl with a dream, whose journey took her from poverty to the big screen, and along the way earned her many accolades. With candor and warmth, Jenifer Lewis reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest. This multitalented 'force of nature' landed her first Broadway role within eleven days of her graduation from college and later earned the title 'Reigning Queen of High-Camp Cabaret.' In the audaciously honest voice that her fans adore, Jenifer describes her transition to Hollywood, with guest roles on hits like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends. Her movie Jackie's Back! became a cult favorite, and as the 'Mama' to characters portrayed by Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur, Taraji P. Henson, and many more, Jenifer cemented her status as the 'Mother of Black Hollywood.' When an undiagnosed mental illness stymies Jenifer's career, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations, her quest for wholeness becomes a harrowing and inspiring tale, including revelations of bipolar disorder. Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with more than forty color photographs, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: 'Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.'"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Jenifer
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.L434
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Jenifer
  • African American actresses
  • Actors
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • African Americans
  • Lewis, Jenifer
  • Actors
  • African American actresses
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • California
  • United States
Label
The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir, Jenifer Lewis ; with Malaika Adero
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Career overview": pages 313-320
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 313-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black-ish to greenish -- Shoulders back, titties first -- Don't tell Mama -- Dick diva -- Love versus Dreamgirls -- "Ma'am, are you a delegate?" -- A doll named "Killer" -- Hollywood not swinging -- Kinloch -- "It ain't that kind of call, motherfucker" -- Dismissing the diva -- Kicking down doors -- Jackie's back! -- Mother Courage -- On the back of a two-humped camel
Control code
ocn973100938
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062839190
Lccn
2017277165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir, Jenifer Lewis ; with Malaika Adero
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Career overview": pages 313-320
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 313-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black-ish to greenish -- Shoulders back, titties first -- Don't tell Mama -- Dick diva -- Love versus Dreamgirls -- "Ma'am, are you a delegate?" -- A doll named "Killer" -- Hollywood not swinging -- Kinloch -- "It ain't that kind of call, motherfucker" -- Dismissing the diva -- Kicking down doors -- Jackie's back! -- Mother Courage -- On the back of a two-humped camel
Control code
ocn973100938
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062839190
Lccn
2017277165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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