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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:African American / Contemporary Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:145
  • eBook ISBN:9781483500652

The Headliner

by Mickie Stepford

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Overview
The Headliner by Mickie Stepford Cara “CeCe” Chambers has always had a lot to say. As a nine year-old girl, CeCe presents life as the only child of two very different parents in The Headliner. The Headliner is the first black fiction to explore the life of a black female comedian. Author Mickie Stepford captures the wit and the wisdom of the black middle class, and subsequently acquaints the reader with a comedian anyone would want to know.
Description
The Headliner by Mickie Stepford Cara “CeCe” Chambers has always had a lot to say. As a nine year-old girl, CeCe presents life as the only child of two very different parents in The Headliner. The self-aware kid introduces readers to Nelson, her mentally challenged best-friend and Tina, her sassy teenaged cousin. Though her father is an idealistic alcoholic, and her mother runs from her problems, CeCe bounces through life with an effervesce of a Mexican jumping bean. Life is good for CeCe until tragedy hits her happy little world. Cara emerges in the book’s second half as a thirtysomething survivor of lost innocence. Inspired by the past and ever-tickled by the present, Cara tells her life’s tales on stage as Chicago’s finest stand-up comic. That’s where she meets him. The Headliner is the first black fiction to explore the life of a black female comedian. Author Mickie Stepford captures the wit and the wisdom of the black middle class, and subsequently acquaints the reader with a comedian anyone would want to know.
About the author
Mickie Stepford teaches English and Literature part-time for a university outside of Chicago, Illinois. She previously worked as a stand-up comedian and joke writer. She is the mother of one child.
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