Book Review | Foxy
Title: Foxy: My Life in Three Acts
Author: Pam Grier
Foxy: My Life in Three Acts is a slice of heaven. Prior to reading Pam Grier’s memoir, I felt ambivalently toward her. Granted, I enjoyed her work and appreciated her talent, but I wasn’t a serious fan. In fact, I didn’t know a darn thing about her. I’m glad that is no longer the case.
I happen to love biographies. Foxy only served to reinforce that while making me respect and admire Pam Grier. I have to say, by the time Pammy was about 8, I was smitten with this charming, sweet, sensitive, innocent little girl. I don’t want to ruin the story for you, but suffice it to say, she didn’t have the easiest childhood. And yet, she maintained a sense of dignity and grace that is simply remarkable; in fact, I find that to be what sets Pam Grier apart from her peers.
Given that Grier was incredibly shy and reserved and had suffered significant trauma that deeply impacted her self-esteem and confidence, it is a testament to her character that she went on to become a famous actress and an icon.
This book is a treat. Do yourself a favor and read Foxy. You will not only be fascinated by Grier’s life experiences (did you know she dated Kareem Abdul Jabar? Me neither!) but you will be touched by her humanity. Foxy was a wonderful surprise — it was a great read and an endearing life story.
*I received a copy of this book toÂ reviewÂ but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*