Raw and overwhelming, anger can make you move forward, overcome all obstacles that society throws at you and prove youâ€™re so much more and deserve so much better. Karen is a strong woman who has never been afraid of anything, not even death. From early childhood, she allowed discrimination and prejudice to feed this anger and turn her into An Angry-Ass Black Woman who would fight for her right to live a happy and prosperous life.Â Â
Even though she was born in a poor family where her mother could barely feed her four children and they all lived in a rat infested basement, Karen did not let her harsh childhood years define her. She takes the readers on a mind-blowing journey from the miserable Harlem of the 1960s, to her life in Mississippi and her successful career in Philadelphia. Who would have ever thought that the girl who dropped school in the 8th grade would graduate Magna Cum Laude from a major university and become a journalist and a bestselling author? Karen is an inspiration to all of us, as all her life she has proved that we are the only ones responsible of our future and it depends on us if we allow poverty and ill treatment to crush us, or we choose to become angry and determined and fight for our rights.Â Â
â€œAn Angry-Ass Black Womanâ€ is a motivational autobiographical novel that will pull you in from the first pages, make you laugh, cry and feel repulsed by the way black people were treated back in the 60â€™s and 70â€™s. As you start reading about life in Harlem during this period, you wonder how anyone could grow up and survive amongst drug-dealers, pimps, prostitutes and rapists. Her mother taught Karen how to be An Angry-Ass Black Woman, because this was the only way she could take care of her family. When she needed $5 to buy the children food, she would call her husband, who was in Bellevue, and tell him to run off so she could take him back and receive the money the mental institutions always offered to those who brought in the mentally ill. Karen knew they were poor and knew that everyone despised them and this made her angry. Angry and strong.Â
This is an honest, intense book that will make you experience conflicting emotions and bring you closer to understanding Karen and the deep anger that made her come so far in life. â€œAn Angry-Ass Black Womanâ€ was selected by the Literary Journal as one of the top 5 Street Lit books of 2012. Follow these links to learn more about the author: www.anangryassblackwoman.com and www.karenequinonesmiller.com. You can find the book at: http://amzn.to/UZSYtP.