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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ENDED Book Giveaway: Foxy by Pam Grier


Some may know her as hot, gutsy, gun-totin' Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown. Others may know her from her role as Kit Porter on The L Word. But that only defines one part of the legend that is Pam Grier.

Beautiful, bold, and bad, Pam Grier burst onto the movie scene in the 1970s, setting the screen on fire and forever changing the country's view of African American actresses. With a killer attitude and body to match, Grier became the ultimate fantasy of men everywhere. But she quickly proved that she was more than just a desirable film goddess. She had the brains, courage, and tenacity to sustain a career that would span more than 30 years.

In FOXY, she chronicles the good, bad, and steamy highlights in her life and career.
Foxy is Pam's testimony of her life, past and present. In it, she reveals her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr., among others. She unveils her experiences as a backup singer and a blaxploitation star. In particularly candid and shocking chapters, she shares-for the first time-her view of those films and the persecution that blacks, especially women, needed to endure to make a name for themselves ... including how it felt to be labeled one of the most beautiful women alive, yet not be permitted to try on clothes in a department store because of the color of her skin. And in words sure to inspire many, she tells the story of her ongoing battle with cancer.

From her disappointments to her triumphs, nothing is held back. With FOXY, Pam wishes to impart life lessons to her readers-and hopes to touch their hearts.

About the Author
Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown.

After taking a short break from Hollywood, Pam returned to films in the 80s, like Fort Apache the Bronx, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and Above the Law. She also made a guest appearances on Miami Vice and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Pam also played Kit Porter on the controversial hit show "The L Word" on Showtime. She occasionally guest-stars in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where she plays a recurring character. She spends her free time on her ranch in Colorado.

Thanks to Hachette for this giveaway.

Giveaway Rules:
  • One entry only - Please comment on why you want this book
  • Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID. Bloggers - you must have a public profile and listed e-mail to find you
  • Only residents of the US and Canada may enter
  • Please no PO Boxes!!!
  • The drawing will last till April 24
  • Random number generator will be used - 3 copies to give away
  • I will post the winners here on April 25
  • Winners have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be selected
WINNERS - beckykekenes, twoofakind12, turboterp


38 comments:

  1. I want this book because I've always enjoyed watching Pam Grier on screen :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  2. I would like to read this because I enjoy reading about stars and the challenges they face. I did not know that she has an ongoing battle with cancer.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. I would like this book, because I think her life's story would be interesting.
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    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  4. I want this because it looks like an interesting read.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I'm so interested in reading about her life. I'm sure it's been fascinating.

    mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  6. I want the book so I can present it to my sister(Chris)!

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  7. i love to read mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. I'd love a copy. Pam looks amazing for her age, my favorite movie that she starred in was Foxy Brown. I love autobiographies and would like to read about her experiences living during the 70's film era.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  9. her story sounds fasanating, thanks

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  10. i love her work since the 70's, and she still looks the same.

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  11. I'd love to read this book because Pam Grier sounds like one very foxy lady!!

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  12. I want to win this because I would love to know more about her from her point of view. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  13. She sounds like she had a remarkable life and I would love to read about it
    formycontests@gmail.com

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  14. because it looks like a fascinating read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  15. I'm interested in reading about her life, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  16. A very interesting book to read and I would like to win it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  17. I always love a new book

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  18. i want this book cause i love the title
    spynaert@gmail.com

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  19. I would like to read this because I enjoy reading about stars and the challenges they face.

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  20. Her life sounds so interesting :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  21. I didn't know she was having a battle with cancer-sounds like she has had an interesting life. I'd love to read this book

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  22. This sounds great, I would love to read this.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  23. I'm a lifelong fan of Pam Grier's movies, but don't know anything about her life. I read a review of this book in last Sunday's New York Post and it sounds fantastic! Thanks.

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  24. I would love to read about her life story. Sounds like a wonderful book!

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  25. I discovered Pam Grier in Quentin Tarentino's movie "Jackie Brown," then went back and watched all her 70s movies. She's a dynamic actress and I'd love to read this book!

    beckykekenes at yahoo dot com

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  26. Would love to read about the woman behind the movie star.

    mckelly74 at gmail dot com

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  27. I want this because, Pam is a great actress, and I would love to read about her.

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  28. Fun read, thanks for offering it :)

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  29. I want to win because I've been a Pam Grier fan for years. Thanks.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I've always been a fan of Pam Grier-thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

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  31. I love celeb biographies and I love Pam Grier even more. I would be so excited to own this book!

    missxus at yahoo.com

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  32. Sounds like an interesting read :)

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  33. I want this book because it looks very interesting!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  34. I want this because she is a strong powerful black woman that has an interesting past

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  35. I want this book because I want to read Pam's story. I saw her movies. garrettsambo@aol.com

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