Mathis, Deborah 1953-

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MATHIS, Deborah 1953-

PERSONAL:

Born August 24, 1953, in Little Rock, AR; daughter of Lloyd H. (a minister) and Rachel A. (an educator; present surname, Jones) Myers; children: Meredith, Allison, Joseph. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Attended high school in Little Rock, AR. Politics: Independent. Religion: Baptist.

ADDRESSES:

Home—14833 Melfordshire Way, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Agent—Caroline F. Carney, Book Deals, Inc., 244 Fifth Ave., Suite 2164, New York, NY 10001. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Gannett News Service, Arlington, VA, White House correspondent, 1993-2000; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, fellow at Shorenstein Center, 2000-01; freelance writer, 2001—. America's Black Forum, commentator, 1996—. Lincoln University, board member.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Angel Award for commentary.

WRITINGS:

Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Syndicated columnist with Tribune Media, 1992—.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Sole Sisters: The Joys and Pains of Single Black Women, for Warner Books (New York, NY).

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Black Issues Book Review, July-August, 2002, Clifford Thompson, review of Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, p. 51.

Booklist, May 15, 2002, Vanessa Bush, review of Yet a Stranger, p. 1559.

Publishers Weekly, April 22, 2002, review of Yet a Stranger, p. 60.

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