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PIMPS WHORES and WELFARE BRATS: the Stunning Conservative Transformation of a Former Welfare Queen. Signed Inscription *

PARKER, Star; BENET, Lorenzo LIMBARGH, Rush.

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ISBN 10: 0671534653 / ISBN 13: 9780671534653
Published by Pocket Books, * * * * *, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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B00K: Fine+/, $45.14 0671534653 PIMPS WHORES and WELFARE BRATS: the Stunning Conservative Transformation of a Former Welfare Queen. Signed Inscription ~ PARKER, Star; BENET, Lorenzo LIMBARGH, Rush. Pocket Books 1997 1sT Edition, 1sT Printing D/j + H/c. White Spine With Title In Blue And Black Letters, Dust Jacket: Fine+/, Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. Front Interior Flap, $23.00. Hard Cover B00K: Fine+/, Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. 205 Numbered Pages, Printed On Off~White Paper, In Fine+/ Condition, Appear To Be Lightly Viewed, Clean, And Tight To The Spine. Signed By Author Inside Front Cover With A Fine Tipped Black Pen, `To Dana --- --- --- Love, Star 11/2000. Including A Separate Mailed Thank You Card, Signed By Author. No Other Names, No Book Plates, No Stains, No Odor. = Description Applies To This B00K, Only. = This Author Signed Book Has A Special Significance, Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped = Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift, For The Discriminating Reader / Collector. = WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE. =*=* California State Law Now Requires The Following Notice Be Given: *=*=* Seller Did Not See And Was Not Present When This Item Was Signed. No Certificate Of Authenticity Is Included In This Sale/Purchase Price. If You Would Like A Certificate Of Authenticity, You Can Obtain One At Your Own Convenience And Expense, Which Is Not Included In The Purchase Price Of This Item. =*=*. Bookseller Inventory # 012832

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Title: PIMPS WHORES and WELFARE BRATS: the Stunning...

Publisher: Pocket Books, * * * * *

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The African-American entrepreneur describes her disadvantaged life and the convictions that prompted her to overcome the challenges of her past while presenting her personal secrets of self-empowerment. Tour.

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She was a delinquent teenager, mixed up with crime and drugs. In the 1970s, Star Parker came to Los Angeles with a dream of dancing on Soul Train -- and ended up an unemployed single mom, barely literate, and living on welfare. But life on county aid was far from impoverished -- she was able to lounge in her own jacuzzi, party at Venice Beach, bring in extra income with under-the-table jobs, and take the system for all it was worth.

It was the power of Christianity that turned her life around. But it was Star's no-excuses attitude of self-empowerment that firmly positioned her on the fast track of conservative politics, speaking out against welfare as the cause of urban America's moral and economic decline -- and in favor of taxpayer vouchers for private school education, banning abortion, and condemning condom distribution in public schools. Guided by her faith, Star has broken the "code of silence" among blacks to speak out on:
Affirmative action: "What we haven't told our people is that they can start their own businesses. Entrepreneurship works for everybody."
Equal opportunity: "Capitalism doesn't have any racial boundaries."
The death penalty: "How many murders do we have to read about before we get serious?"
Black rage: "Blacks cannot cry racism every time something doesn't go their way."
The Los Angeles riots: "After three decades of handouts...they had evolved into a group of government-dependent, out-of-control, racist monsters."
Liberalism: "White liberals are afraid. That monster they created in their socialist lab has gone crazy on them....Their liberalism has backfired."

Speaking her mind and taking control of her life, Star Parker has forged a bright future. And while she'll always stir up controversy, there's no disputing that her rise from public assistance to public prominence is proof that the American dream is alive and well -- for all of us.

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