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4.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stacey Patton Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781436116435
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Stacey Patton penned this moving memoir describing her tumultuous childhood growing up first in a state institution and then in a fractured foster family. She makes a strong case to illustrate how the brutal legacy of slavery continues to affect African-American families today. "... a document ... striking in its endeavor to relate a unique individual experience to broader communal life."-Kirkus Reviews Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The International Book Club | 1/5/2014

    " That Mean Old Yesterday is a shocking but up lifting autobiography by award-winning journalist Stacey Patton "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sy | 12/14/2013

    " I deeply enjoyed this book. It was very well written and the story had my emotions all over the place. It was a roller coaster but so worth it. This book was a great read. The relationship between slavery and abuse today was amazing. I had never thought the two were so similar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshine Jeremiah | 12/6/2013

    " Really fascinating history. Basically describes how spanking became a central part of African American culture. Parents found spanking to be a way to keep white Americans from attacking their children for breaking rules of division. Well researched and handled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 8/14/2013

    " What a remarkable woman! I love how Stacey interagated historical fact with her own personal story. I learned that some ofthe mistakes that we make within our families are generational. It opened my eyes to child abuse within the African American community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 4/30/2013

    " This book peered into soul by helping me understanding yesterday and face tommorrow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monique | 4/25/2013

    " Currently listening to... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 3/7/2013

    " I was so touched by Stacy Patton's tale of surviving an abusive childhood and at the same time offering a brief history of slavery in America. This memoir is an amazing testament of a young girl's unbreakable will to overcome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Smithb | 5/31/2011

    " Excellent. You must read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennice M | 5/22/2011

    " A hard life told by an amazing woman, I loved 'That Mean Old Yesterday' so much so that I actually had a chat with Stacy Patton herself. She's a lovely woman! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/17/2011

    " This book opened my eyes to issues I didn't know existed in my nice sheltered world. Patton does an excellent job of objectively reporting the history of slavery and then showing how fears left over from that sad chapter in our history destroyed her childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/15/2011

    " I found the analogy of the foster care system to slavery very interesting. She makes a compelling argument. I found myself rooting for Stacy to come out on top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Prehn | 3/4/2011

    " Wow what a story. The first part, when she was a young girl, was told with great voice. The part of her high school years was a bit lacking in depth in comparison. All well written. A sad, depressing story but worth reading. (And for her I hope worth telling.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 2/7/2011

    " I was so touched by Stacy Patton's tale of surviving an abusive childhood and at the same time offering a brief history of slavery in America. This memoir is an amazing testament of a young girl's unbreakable will to overcome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 8/26/2010

    " What a remarkable woman! I love how Stacey interagated historical fact with her own personal story. I learned that some ofthe mistakes that we make within our families are generational. It opened my eyes to child abuse within the African American community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 5/9/2010

    " I obviously live a sheltered life. I cannot imagine children being raised this way. It is sad to imagine that this kind of abuse is still happening.

    Congrats to Ms Patton for being a survivor. It makes me look for more opportunities to be a positive roll model. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshine Jeremiah | 5/5/2010

    " Really fascinating history. Basically describes how spanking became a central part of African American culture. Parents found spanking to be a way to keep white Americans from attacking their children for breaking rules of division. Well researched and handled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 7/7/2008

    " I found the analogy of the foster care system to slavery very interesting. She makes a compelling argument. I found myself rooting for Stacy to come out on top. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sy | 3/24/2008

    " I deeply enjoyed this book. It was very well written and the story had my emotions all over the place. It was a roller coaster but so worth it. This book was a great read. The relationship between slavery and abuse today was amazing. I had never thought the two were so similar. "

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About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-nine AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.