Tena Clark - ' Southern Discomfort: A Memoir'
Like The Glass Castle and The Help, this profoundly moving memoir of a Southern childhood perfectly recreates a time, place, and culture. From the outside, her childhood looked like a fairy tale but behind closed doors Tena’s life was chaotic. Adding to the turmoil, she understood from an early age that she didn’t want to be a beauty queen—she wanted to marry one. Southern Discomfort is about the people and places that shape who we are—and is destined to become a new classic. As a songwriter and producer Clark has worked with some of the biggest stars in music, including Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Jennifer Holliday, Gladys Knight, and many more. She is CEO/Chief Creative Officer for DMI Music & Media Solutions.
For readers of beloved memoirs like Educated and The Glass Castle, a riveting and profoundly moving memoir set in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era about a white girl coming of age in a repressive society and the woman who gave her the strength to forge her own path—the black nanny who cared for her.