Gini F. (passionforbooks) -
reviewed Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this autobiography of Essie Mae Washington-Williams. She lived through many disappointments but came out a winner in life. The rejection she feels by her father's lack of public acknowlegement of her existence comes through loud and clear. She is generous in her praise for him in the one area where he never let her down - in his financial support. In spite of the many challenges in her life, Essie Mae was a successful woman in her own right - which her father was proud of.
Helpful Score: 2
An excellent book. Essie Mae shines through as a kind, loving, and compassionate woman. She depicts Storm accurately. I would recommend it unhesitatingly.