Journalist Audrey Edwards swore she would leave America if Donald Trump was elected president. He was. And she did. Bolting for Paris. In this rich collection of essays, cultural and political commentary, and personal “race stories,” an African American runaway of a certain age and wiseass perspective takes aim at America in its twilight—the Donald Trump years.
"...an amazing new collection of essays."
September 30, 2020
Audrey Edwards has achieved professional success in two career fields: media and real estate. A former senior-level editor for the national publications Essence (editor and executive editor), Black Enterprise (executive editor and vice president of editorial operations), Family Circle and More (senior editor), Ms. Edwards’s publishing years were spent mostly in black-owned and women’s-oriented media where for 20 years she assigned, edited, reported, and wrote about issues of race and gender for large, mass-media audiences. Her work has won awards, been used in university courses, and referenced on national television talk shows.
New York Times
The journalist Audrey Edwards has written an amazing collection of essays.
The first time I heard someone say it, I thought it was a joke. “I’m leaving this country,” my friend muttered. “If Trump is re-elected, that’s it. I’m never coming back.” I thought it was a joke because I didn’t believe that Donald Trump could possibly be re-elected. Not after all these years of racism.
We're Out: Black Americans Leaving the Country Before Trump Takes Office
As this administration draws to a close, Audrey Edwards is packing as fast as the Obamas. By January 20, Inauguration Day, she’ll be nearly 6,000 miles away from Brooklyn not watching the festivities in Paris...