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  • Honest, funny, subjective, unsparing, and passionate ... A Taste of Power weaves autobiography and political history into a story that fascinates and illuminates

    The Washington Post
  • A stunning picture of a black woman's coming of age in America. Put it on the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • What Elaine Brown writes is so astonishing, at times it is even difficult to believe she survived it. And yet she did, bringing us that amazing light of the black woman's magical resilience, in the gloominess of our bitter despair

    Alice Walker
  • Astonishing [and] heart wrenching ... Movie makers, where are you? This narration is as wild and moving as Bonnie and Clyde ... It also has beautiful, touching, heartbreaking accounts of a lonely black childhood ... Brown sees racial oppression in national and global context; every political word she writes pounds home a lesson about commerce, money, racism, communism ... A glowing achievement ... A profound, funny and heartbreaking American story

    Los Angeles Times
  • A Taste of Power is chilling, well-written, and profoundly entertaining

    The New York Times Book Review
  • This is the kind of book you develop a relationship with - one of those tumultuous, passionate relationships commonly reserved for lovers ... Fascinating ... Remarkable

    Boston Review

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