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The Resource Pressure makes diamonds : becoming the woman I pretended to be, a memoir by Valerie Graves

Pressure makes diamonds : becoming the woman I pretended to be, a memoir by Valerie Graves

Label
Pressure makes diamonds : becoming the woman I pretended to be
Title
Pressure makes diamonds
Title remainder
becoming the woman I pretended to be
Statement of responsibility
a memoir by Valerie Graves
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the unflinching memoir of a female African American advertising executive's unprecedented and unlikely success, which began in the Mad Men era. It follows her journey from the projects of Motown-era Michigan to the skyscrapers of Madison Avenue and beyond. With marches, riots, and demonstrations as the backdrop, and rock 'n' roll as a soundtrack, this book accompanies Graves as she traverses the seismically shifting terrain of 1960s and '70s America on her quest to "be somebody." In the '80s and '90s, as Graves makes her ascent to the East Coast heights of the white male-dominated advertising world, she turns familiarity with harsh realities like racism and sexism into robust insights that deeply connect with African American consumers. During the golden era of black advertising, she becomes an undisputed "somebody." Soon, though, she learns that money, success, a good marriage, and connections that reach all the way to the White House cannot entirely insulate her against the social ills that threaten to crush black Americans
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10541765
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Graves, Valerie
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Graves, Valerie
  • Advertising executives
  • African American women
Target audience
general
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becoming the woman I pretended to be
Label
Pressure makes diamonds : becoming the woman I pretended to be, a memoir by Valerie Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781617754937
Lccn
2016903687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948541
Label
Pressure makes diamonds : becoming the woman I pretended to be, a memoir by Valerie Graves
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781617754937
Lccn
2016903687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948541

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