This is the story of author’s journey
"Life Frames" roughly traces the author's life from a small Kentucky town to the life after years spent as an activist on the national stage. Like most of us, Brooks started life as a child; she survived this condition and has spent most of her life getting over it.
The book consists of 27 vignettes:
- Brooks first seventeen years were spent in a small western Kentucky town where the accident of birth landed her in the “integration generation.”
- The "duck and cover" period reminds us of the nuclear fear looming over a generation of children's heads.
- A high school band journey through the South during the early days of civil rights violence pushes the battle to the forefront for the band's black members.
- Margaret weaves a dream Christmas as viewed by her perceptive daughter.
- A beloved aunt has a funeral worthy of nobility itself.
- Stricken by bipolar disease, the author sets about redefining herself at the height of her career.
Some are amusing. Others, though, are not. They can be read independently or as a whole for maximum enjoyment.
The stories in this book are personal, but the experience of struggling, overcoming, and finding one’s self is universal. Most people (including Brooks) eventually arrive at a peace and resolve. If nothing else, they outlive their tormentors and have only to fight their lingering effects. Not that she speaks lightly of these battles, mind you. Still, this is his rather simplistic way of saying that they are born; they grow up; they live, and, along the way, they somehow manage to banish most of their demons. If they are lucky, their existence has benefited a person, family, community, country, or planet.
Don’t know if "Life Frames" is a memoir in the strictest sense of the genre, but it certainly is memoir-like. The author tried to pin down and confirm facts where she could, but this book relies mostly on her own faulty memory. Sometimes an event or experience just had no end—or at least none she could recall—or sometimes, there were gaps, so she supplied her fillers, trying to remain true to her feelings at the time. So be alerted: everything is true—except what isn’t. But all of it is a genuine reflection of my life experience.
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