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Gray Is the New Black

Dorothy Rice


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Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. Women's Studies. Memoir. The wry and relatable narrator of GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK—a memoir of ageism, sexism and self-acceptance—came of age in the psychedelic sixties. Now in her sixties, it's time to take stock. After decades struggling to be thin enough, pretty, sexy and successful enough to deserve love and happiness, she devotes a year to cracking the code, a journey that forces her to confront the gnarled roots of female shame.

Otis Books Seismicity Editions, 9789980243027, 312pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

About the Author

Dorothy Rice received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside/Palm Desert. Her work has been published by The Rumpus, Split Lip Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post online, Mom Egg Review, Longridge Review, and Belle Ombre, among others. Her first book, The Reluctant Artist was published by Shanti Arts. Her essay In Photographs was awarded second place in the 2018 Kalanithi Awards. Her short story "Tiny Dancer" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.