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Bearing Witness: Not So Crazy in Alabama Paperback – May 2, 2005
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Disappointed by her efforts to launch a writing career in L.A., Thompson accepted her mother's invitation to return to the family's roots in Montgomery, Alabama. Expecting to find small-town boredom and backward southern folk, Thompson settles into teaching at local colleges where she figures the locals will be dazzled with her experiences in New York and L.A. She finds "an uneasy mixture of civil rights and Confederate landmarks," but she also finds a rich assortment of people who have as much to teach her as she thinks she has to teach them. She is wry and witty in her observations about the entanglements of family politics and color differences among black folks, as well as her self-realizations. An avowed conservative Republican, Thompson offers a fresh perspective on race and class in a changing American South. Vanessa Bush
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She uncovers the depth and essence of the people around her, from unwed mothers to sorority sisters. ---- Library Journal
Thompson offers a fresh perspective on race and class in a changing American South. ---- Booklist
Carla Thompson has penned a delightful memoir. "Bearing Witness" is a pleasant book for a quick, enjoyable read. ---- RawSistaz Reviewers
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Carla Thompson has penned a delightful memoir. She describes her trip from Harlem to Los Angeles to Alabama in a funny, witty way that is sure to win the hearts of those who have made similar journeys and those who wish they had. It is an honest assessment of life as she views it. BEARING WITNESS is a pleasant book for a quick, enjoyable read.
Reviewed by alice Holman
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Having lived on both sides of the Mason-Dixon I could identify with many of the experiences. But what's great is if you haven't lived on both sides, it's okay. Carla will take you there. You'll be easily drawn into not only the time and place, but the author. I was left wanting more.