Trespassing: My Sojourn in the Halls of Privilege

Trespassing: My Sojourn in the Halls of Privilege

by Gwendolyn M. Parker

Parker's compelling memoir offers a revealing glimpse inside corporate America through the eyes of a black woman "intruder." From a nurturing childhood in a middle-class black community, Parker rose in the ranks on Wall Street only to discover that racism and sexism still prevail at the top. Full of both outrage and regret, Trespassing is frank and unflinching but leavened with humor and compassion. "An important, keenly observed work that should be read by everyone who is interested in a good story, as well as by those intrigued by the gripping personal drama that comes from extending token access to a few black professionals and calling that phenomenon -- integration" (Lani Guinier).

Available Resources

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547561684

  • ISBN-10: 0547561687

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 01/13/1999

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Gwendolyn M. Parker

Gwendolyn M. Parker is the author of the novel These Same Long Bones. She left her career as an international tax attorney and marketing manager on Wall Street in order to write. Born in North Carolina, she now lives in Connecticut.
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  • reviews

    "The stings and isolation of a career at the top . . . engagingly written and fluidly paced." The New York Times

    "An important voice in Black women's emerging tapestry of words." - Jill Nelson

    "Searching and painfully reavealing, depicting each moment with searing clarity . . . Parker shows what it means to be invisible and erased." Time Magazine

    "Graceful . . . funny, moving and insightful." Newsday

Available Resources

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547561684

  • ISBN-10: 0547561687

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 01/13/1999

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