Books by Ruby Dee

MY ONE GOOD NERVE by Ruby Dee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 1998

"As Oscar Wilde put it, 'A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.' (A joint memoir by Dee and her husband, Ossie Davis, will be published by William Morrow, also in November.) (b&w photos, not seen)"
With this painfully sincere collection of poems, stories, and character pieces, Ruby Dee joins the unhappy pantheon of actors, such as Jimmy Stewart and Leonard Nimoy, who have strayed disastrously into scribbling. Read full book review >
WITH OSSIE AND RUBY by Ossie Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Fortunately, the emphasis falls on political involvement, not on sentiment. (32 b&w photos, not seen)(Author tour)"
It's political activism, and not the usual soft, show-biz patter, that mostly sustains this joint autobiography. Read full book review >
TOWER TO HEAVEN by Ruby Dee
adapted by Ruby Dee, illustrated by Jennifer Bent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An appealing presentation of a wise, witty tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Actress Dee tells a traditional tale from Ghana. Read full book review >