My Life in Three Acts – A Memoir

by Pam Grier with Andrea Cagan

Some may know her as hot, gusty, guntotin’ Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown. Others may know her from her role Kit Porter on The L Word. But that only defines one part of the legend that is Pam Grier.

Foxy is Pam’s testimony of her life, past and present. In it, she reveals her relationships with Richard Prior, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr. among others. She unveils her experiences as a backup singer and a Blaxploitation star. In particularly candid and shocking chapters, she shares – for the first time – her view of those films and the persecution that blacks, especially women, needed to endure to make a name for themselves…including how it felt to be labeled one of the most beautiful women alive, yet not be permitted to try on clothes in a department store because of the color of her skin. And in words sure to inspire many, she tells the story of her ongoing battle with cancer.

From her disappointment to her triumphs, nothing is held back. With FOXY, Pam wishes to impart life lessons to her readers – and hopes to touch their hearts.

Review Excerpt: The New York Times, Felicia Lee, May 4, 2010

Pam Grier, who manages to exude toughness and sensuality in equal measure, has also managed to embody many of the cultural shifts of the last 40 years. In her new memoir, Foxy: “My Life in Three Acts,” Ms. Grier, 60, revisits a career that took off in the early 1970s when she became Blaxploitation cinema’s first female action hero. She sprang to prominence again in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film, “Jackie Brown,” and she popped up in the 21st century in the groundbreaking Showtime television series “The L Word,” about the lives of lesbians.