The world bade so long to Ruby Dee in June 2014 but her story remains to inspire others in this memoire.
“”My One Good Nerve”” is an exuberant collection of writings in the down-home tradition by that incomparable icon of the human spirit Ruby Dee.
Married for 50 years to fellow actor Ossie Davis Dee has led an astonishingly full life. But she has never forgotten where she comes from as an African American woman. Fans who have admired and drawn strength over the years from Dee’s outspoken human rights advocacy and unforgettable characters are rewarded here with many glimpses into her memories and convictions.
This book is an inspiration and a blessing.
Not only is Ruby Dee one of the most respected African-American actors of her day she was also an important part of the civil rights movement. She is probably best known for her role in A Raisin in the Sun which she performed on both the stage and the screen. Dee has also written plays fiction and a column in New York’s Amsterdam News.
Born in Cleveland she worked initially with the American Negro Theater in Harlem where she grew up. She is married to the actor and author Ossie Davis.”(publisher)