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- Lisa Jones
- Essays, Pop Culture, Politics and Current Events
A self-proclaimed ”multiculti”-daughter of Jewish writer Hettie Jones and black poet Amiri Baraka-Lisa Jones ponders the current lifestyles of what she calls ”hyphen Americans” and brings to vigorous life her two ‘hoods-New York’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn. In the essays Bulletproof Diva: Tales of Race, Sex and Hair, collected mainly from her monthly Village Voice column, she tackles a myriad of topics, offering teasing views on Mariah Carey, J. Crew catalogs, Barbie dolls, Waiting to Exhale, and skin-fading cream, and quite possibly the first expose of a newly burgeoning hair trade (no kidding!). Brought up to revel in ”difference as pleasure,” Jones confronts race issues with refreshing exuberance and wit.