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Talk to Me: Travels in Media and Politics

by Anna Deavere Smith

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This book is dedicated to m mother, Anna Y. Smith, / a teacher in the Baltimore Public Schools, who was also among / the first people to talk to me.
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I packed an overnight bag and counted out eighty dollars, all the money I had in the world.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385721749, Paperback)

Anna Deveare Smith's award-winning one-woman shows were borne of her uniquely brilliant ability to listen. In Talk to Me she applies her rare talent to the language of political power in America.

Believing that character and language are inextricably bound, Smith sets out to discern the essence of America by listening to its people and trying to capture its politics. To that end she travels to some of America's most conspicuous places, like the presidential conventions of 1996, and some of its darkest corners, like a women's prison in Maryland. And along the way she interviews everyone from janitors to murderers to Bill Clinton himself. Memoir, social commentary, meditation on language, this book is as vastly ambitious as it is compellingly unique.

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