Letters from Mrs. Grundy

Letters from Mrs. Grundy


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Epistolary commentary on the service industry, including humorous observations on race, culture, and class.  An indispensable handbook to 21st Century etiquette from the poetically unique perspective of Detroit customer and satirist.

Dimensions: 4.25″ x 7″
Pages: 156

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Oneita Jackson stings Detroit’s service industry in new book ‘Letters from Mrs. Grundy’

Acclaim for Letters from Mrs. Grundy

“This is trademark Oneita Jackson, wherein she destroys all worldly pretense with wit and never wastes a word.”
DAVE EGGERS, international bestseller

“If you want to know what not to do when giving service to customers, read this book!”
ARI WEINZWEIG, author, “Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great Service

“Oneita Jackson reminds us that grace, civility, and poise are still of import in the 21st Century.”
JAMES DEVORE CARTER II, grandson of Ophelia DeVore, who founded the Grace del Marco modeling agency and a charm school in New York City during the 1940s

“A new Mrs. Grundy has been erected in the 21st Century by Oneita Jackson, and she comes from her troubled sleep to put some stick about.”
JON WOODSON, author of “Endowed, a comic novel” and “Summer Games”

“Oneita Jackson’s Letters from Mrs. Grundy is relentlessly funny, smart and kind in the best possible way—like the author herself.”
TRACIE MCMILLANNew York Times bestseller and James Beard Award winner

About the Author

Oneita Jackson is a satirist and Detroit cab driver who has an English degree from Howard University.  She was a copy editor for 11 years at the Detroit Free Press.  During that time, she served as public editor, wrote music reviews, edited on the Features, Nation/World, and Web desks, and received awards for her headlines.  She was a member of the Accuracy and Credibility Committee and the Editorial Endorsement Board for the 2008 City of Detroit mayoral and City Council elections.   She also wrote the “O Street” column for three years; it received the newspaper’s 2008 Columnist of the Year award.  She stopped writing the column in May 2010 and returned to the News Copy Desk, where she stayed until August 2012.  Her next adventure was driving a yellow cab.  The Nappy-Headed Negro Syndrome satires are observations and commentary on people and culture.  These stories about identity are written by a woman who is uniquely, unabashedly, and extraordinarily herself.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Oneita spent her summers in New York City and has lived in Washington, D.C., and Albany, N.Y.  She now lives in Detroit.


Additional information

Weight .483 lbs
Dimensions 4.25 x 7 x 0.334 in

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