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Like One of the Family

Like One of the Family by Alice Childress
Jan 24, 2017 | 264 Pages
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Recommended by Entertainment Weekly

“A novel that proves that humor can be the deadliest of weapons…If power were based on worth, Mildred would be running the nation, not cleaning someone else’s house.”
Women’s Review of Books

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Roxane Gay

Introduction by Trudier Harris

Selected Bibliography by Trudier Harris

Like One of the Family

Listen for the Music

On Sayin’ No

Ridin’ the Bus

Buyin’ Presents

If You Want to Get Along with Me

Got to Go Someplace

The Pocketbook Game

New York’s My Home

All About My Job


The Health Card

Your Soul…Another You

Signs of the Times

Aren’t You Happy?

Nasty Compliments

Old as the Hills

Mrs. James


All the Things We Are

I Liked Workin’ at that Place

Good Reason for a Good Time

I Go to a Funeral

Weekend with Pearl

More Blessed To Give

Sometimes I Feel So Sorry

I Go to Church

I Hate Half-Days Off

What Does Africa Want? Freedom!

I Wish I Was a Poet

Economy Corner

In the Laundry Room

I Could Run a School Too

I Visit Yesterday

Story Tellin’ Time

About Those Colored Movies

Why Should I Get Upset?


What Is It All About?

We Need a Union Too

Pretty Sights and Good Feelin’s

Dope and Things Like That

Merry Christmas, Marge!

On Leavin’ Notes

The “Many Others” in History

Interestin’ and Amusin’

A New Kind of Prayer

History in the Makin’

Dance with Me, Henry

Ain’t You Mad?


Northerners Can Be So Smug

Let’s Face It

If Heaven Is What We Want

Where Is the Speakin’ Place?


So Much for Nothing

The Benevolent Club

All About Miss Tubman

ABC’s of Life and Learning

Somehow I’d Like to Thank Them

Men in Your Life

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