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With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together

With Ossie and Ruby In This Life Together Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage television and film a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitme

  • Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
  • Author: Ossie Davis Ruby Dee
  • ISBN: 9780688153960
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community Now they look back on a half century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage andOssie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community Now they look back on a half century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem s black theater to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, they regale the reader with colorful, entertaining tales of the places they ve been and the people they ve met But their charming humor is leavened with a serious side, as they share their experiences of keeping a family together in a world where scandal and divorce is the rule, and of being artists and political activists in an era of intense racial ferment Born into the struggle, their characters were shaped by the dynamic collisions of life, politics, and art and from those experiences, they achieved some sense of their worth as married people, friends, and lovers.Warm, positive, and compelling, this is a book that will surprise and challenge readers everywhere black and white, male and female, young and old Lifting the veil of public image, media hype, and mystique, Ossie and Ruby speak of the real life dilemmas and rewards of their lifelong search for purpose and value.

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    1. They share a unique story: a long last marriage together with successful careers and well nourished children. They lived full lives within the frailties and limitations of the world they lived in. I listened to the audiobook which Ruby and Ossie read themselves. I found the language/writing at times awkward and uneven, but whenever they shared something dear to their hearts, that awkwardness vanished and their story would shine forth strongly. They leave tried true message of overcoming-through- [...]

    2. I picked this book up because I love Ossie and Ruby Davis. I'd never read an Autobiography before and it sat on my shelf for awhile. But I picked it up and although it's a heavy hardback, I carried it everywhere. I adored their story and outlook on life. My tbr pile is huge but I pulled it off the shelf for a reread anyway. This book reads like you're just sitting around with older family members telling you about their lives. Absolutely beautiful

    3. very good read and very interesting. I especially loved the last portion of the book. if you listen to it it's read by the authors.

    4. An interesting pair of lives lived, but I found a great deal of the detail to be tedious. Listening to Ossie And Ruby reading their book does add a wonderful texture to the narrative.

    5. A fascinating read that is not just a story about 2 Hollywood/Broadway icons but an in depth look at the how the surrounding culture of the day (Malcolm X, DrMLK, RFK, LBJ, the Vietnam War, the South, for instance affected the choices they made in life. Their book speaks to the struggle for all cultures to be recognized in the business. Their interwoven story is about: love, commitment, honesty, work, friends, family and how all of these elements, when shared by 2 people - can lead to a lifetime [...]

    6. The audio-book narration is top notch with both actors reading their respective chapters. Their story starts with their childhood and continues to their marriage. Both Ossie and Ruby are both successful actors during a turbulent 1960-70's civil rights. Many interesting historical perspectives as well as touching moments between the two. The writing style is average but the main points are well described. The book is accessible to the reader but the story at times becomes a bit long-winded.

    7. I adore this couple and all that they stand for, kids. They make me truly proud to be a part of my profession. They make me want to stand up and speak out for the things I believe in and to make the changes I want to see made. I was fortunate enough to get to hear them speak in person when I was a kid, and I will never forget how magical that experience was. The mere sound of their two voices blending together was enough to inspire me, to make me feel stronger and more capable, to make me feel l [...]

    8. Ruby's writing style made it easy for me to read this book. The book gave a detailed account of these two legendary actors. I personally enjoyed reading Ruby's stories more than I did Ossie's. There were more life lessons in Ruby's stories. Yes, it was a long book and should have been edited down to 300 pages. However my fascination with these two legends made me start reading and before I knew it I was finished.

    9. I already had an affection for Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, so I was very interested in their stories. It was a slower start, and it is a long book, but when you've done as much as they have, it makes sense. A lot of what they said about their concerns for their grandchildren about the state of our country still ring true, unfortunately.

    10. This book was a fascinating read. It speaks flawlessly about the struggle for all cultures to be recognized. I love that it is not a love story, but it is a story about love, commitment, honesty, work, friends, family and how all of these elements by 2 people can lead to a lifetime of togetherness.

    11. This is an excellent book. I love how Ossie and Ruby alternate chapters. Sometimes Ossie loses me because he kind of drags on a bit, but that was his personality I guess. I learned so much about what took place during their marriage. So far I have enjoyed this autobiography the most.

    12. WellI'm a little biased because I'm mentioned in it. ButI didn't know it, until I read it! They were amazing. They changed lives by example.

    13. I'm so glad I read this book. What a wonderful perspective on history, entertainment, marriage and life in general. May they both rest in eternal peace.

    14. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It not only told of their lives, but of different important points in history that touched their lives. It was an added bonus to listen to them read it to me. :)

    15. I read an interview in Interview magazine with Ruby Dee and it was enticing! She seems like a super neat lady.

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