• 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
  • A glowing achievement

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

    The New York Times Book Review

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