Framing a Life: A Family Memoir Geraldine Ferraro

ISBN: 9780684854045

Published: November 9th 1998

Hardcover

224 pages


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Framing a Life: A Family Memoir  by  Geraldine Ferraro

Framing a Life: A Family Memoir by Geraldine Ferraro
November 9th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780684854045 | 3.45 Mb

Geraldine Ferraros grandmother arrived in America as an illiterate teenager, part of the wave of nearly 2 million Italian immigrants who came around the turn of the century. She lived with her husband and their ten children in a New York tenement.MoreGeraldine Ferraros grandmother arrived in America as an illiterate teenager, part of the wave of nearly 2 million Italian immigrants who came around the turn of the century. She lived with her husband and their ten children in a New York tenement. Ferraros mother, Antonetta Corrieri, who had to drop out of school after completing the eighth grade, moved up into the middle class when she married.

Forced to return to work as a crochet beader after her husband died of a heart attack, Antonetta determined -- like millions of other first-generation women -- that her children should pursue education as a means to a better life.In Framing a Life, Ferraro looks back upon the privations of her mother and grandmother -- and forward to the accomplishments of her own daughters: Donna, who earned her M.B.A. from Harvard- and Laura, a doctor, who received her M.D. at the University of Chicago. Stretching far beyond the subject of her first book, Ferraro: My Story -- the #1 New York Times bestseller that focused primarily on her campaign for Vice President -- this vibrant, inspirational woman now reveals her memories, dreams, and visions of a better America.

In a poignant memoir that will touch all who read it, she draws connections among the women of her family and the immigrant women from Asia, Africa, and Central America who are now embarking on new lives in this country.



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