Megan Harlan
May 09, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Mama's Girl

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Veronica Chambers
genre
Memoir, Biography

We gave it an A

Veronica Chambers’ rise from an underprivileged Brooklyn background to editorships at The New York Times and Glamour is remarkable, as is her spare, lilting prose style. In Mama’s Girl, she writes with probity on the often painful circumstances she has faced, from her mother’s coldness and dismissal of her ambitions to what it means to be black in the post-civil rights era. A

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