Susan Fales-Hill

FROM EBONY, DECEMBER 2008
The Ailey Woman

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FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY, DECEMBER 2001
Merry Christmas, Darling
A daughter pays loving tribute to her late mother's remarkable spirit

If Charles Dickens had lived in 20th-century New York, he would have modeled his ebullient Ghost of Christmas Present on my mother, Josephine Premice, poster diva for joie de vivre. In the updated Christmas Carol, the spirit admonishing Scrooge to stop being such a penny-pinching misanthrope and belly up to the banquet of life would be an angular, rhinestone-bedecked Broadway singer, dancer and actress with a gravelly voice and a raucous, throaty laugh. ...[Read more in the December 2001 issue of Town and Country]

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FROM VOGUE, 2000
My Life in Black and White
Being biracial does not condemn one to a life of ethnic schitzophrenia. In fact, finds Susan Fales-Hill, it's downright fabulous

My mother's refusal to bow to someone else's standard of "correctness" taught me that I didn't have to spend my life seeking other people's acceptance or approval, that "fitting in," like virginity, was a highly overrated virtue. ... [Read more in Vogue]

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FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY
Jackie Redux
Book reviews: Farewell, Jackie (Viking; $23.95) / Grace and Power (Random House; $23.95)

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SELECTIONS FROM SUSAN'S WRITING ON TV SHOW A DIFFERENT WORLD

AN EXCERPT FROM EPISODE: SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST

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