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Leah Chase was raised in a small, country town across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. With the values instilled in her by devoted parents--hard work, faith and family--she soon grew into a woman to be reckoned with. In her roles as chef of the most popular Creole restaurant in New Orleans, nationally respected patron of the arts, and civic leader, she has influenced the world around her in important ways. Reading her story in this, her only biography, makes one think, "If she can do it, maybe I can too."
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Leah Chase thinks she's like everybody else. She's not. She doesn't think the things she does are out of the ordinary. They are. She is an ordinary person who has struggled quietly and persistently for years, believing in herself and her fellow human beings, with faith that she can improve her world.
The story of Leah Chase is the story of a black Creole girl raised in Madisonville, Louisiana, who defied the accepted conventions for women at the time and grew into a woman to be reckoned with. In her roles at the helm of the Dooky Chase Restaurant (one of the most famous Creole restaurants in the country), as a nationally respected patron of the arts, and as a community and civic leader, she has grown to the level of folk hero in both the black and white communities of New Orleans. Leah Chase is a living legend far beyond the boundaries of the city.
Leah Chase is a woman who speaks her mind. Her tremendous personal strength and deep religious faith have carried her through the sudden loss of her daughter, a bombing during the Civil Rights era, and boycotts, and have helped keep the peace in her marriage. Told in part in her own words, and through the reflections of others, Leah Chase: Listen, I Say Like This shares the events that have shaped the life of this woman and how she has, in turn, shaped the life of her community. Reading her story inspires one to think, "If she can do it, maybe I can too."
Chase biographer Carol Allen started her career as an educator and school administrator in public schools in Louisiana and Nebraska, and as a university professor in South Carolina. She founded and, for six years, directed the Paris Writer's Workshop, and organized the international conference, Women on the Move. She is the author of a book of children's poetry and has edited a collection of essays by women on living abroad. Ms. Allen divides her time between Provence and Paris, France, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Descrizione libro Pelican Publishing, 2009. Audio CD. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1589807618
Descrizione libro Pelican Pub Co Inc, 2009. Audio CD. Condizione libro: Brand New. 32 pages. 4.75x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1589807618