Uphill: A Memoir
Jemele Hill (Author)
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Henry Holt & Company
October 25, 2022
6.44 X 9.43 X 0.95 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Jemele Hill is the Emmy Award-winning former cohost of ESPN's SportsCenter and 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year. Hill is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, where she covers the intersection of sports, race, politics, and culture. She is also the host of Spotify's Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast, the cohost with Cari Champion of Cari & Jemele: Speak.Easy. on CNN +, and the producer of a Disney/ESPN documentary with Colin Kaepernick. She grew up in Detroit, graduated from Michigan State University, and now lives in Los Angeles.
One of Oprah Daily's Best Fall Nonfiction Books of 2022Jemele Hill's commitment to truth telling is unparalleled. Whether she is exposing white supremacy or being radically transparent about her own history, Jemele's resolve remains steadfast. She makes you want to lean in and listen, but more importantly, she encourages us all to use our voices to tell necessary, hard truths.
--Gabrielle Union, New York Times bestselling author of We're Going to Need More Wine and You Got Anything Stronger?
Jemele Hill is an undeniable force. Her fearlessness has helped her break countless glass ceilings in her career, making her a stalwart example of possibility. She has consistently used her platform to be a voice for the voiceless, for which I have so much admiration. It's an honor to know her and call her friend.
--Sunny Hostin, Emmy Award-winning journalist, cohost of ABC's "The View" and New York Times bestselling author of Summer on the Bluffs "Jemele Hill's fearless reporting and advocacy for the truth are the central elements of a good journalist. But she takes it all one step further by championing new voices, and new perspectives, by making sure no one is forgotten. She takes risks, looks forward and backward, and never stops growing and pushing ahead."
--Soledad O'Brien, CEO, award-winning journalist and producer, and philanthropist Those who cherish freedom of speech, even when it makes the powerful uncomfortable, will applaud Jemele's fearless words and actions.
--Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Long Time Coming Hill is relentless but fair, and she is equally comfortable parsing out instances of institutional racism and admitting to her own mistakes. She balances humor, vulnerability, and passion, creating a text that is both exciting and emotionally satisfying.
--Kirkus (starred review) Brave, incisive, and uncompromising, Hill, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, will inspire women, especially women of color, to challenge sexism and racism in every realm
--Booklist "I've long admired Jemele's firm view of who she is and what she stands for, and I knew that when she was ready to tell her story in full, the world would need to hear it. Uphill is the inspirational, no-holds-barred account of her life and career we've been waiting for--a fierce meditation on resilience and speaking the truth, even when it can cost you. Riveting and bold, Uphill is pure Jemele, through and through."
--Tamron Hall, Emmy Award-winning TV host and journalist, and author of As the Wicked Watch "The world has come to know Jemele for her unflinching honesty and transparency, this memoir is no different. Her foray into the challenges and triumphs that shaped her into the public figure we know and love today will endear loyal fans and open doors to new ones--and it will surely inspire all of its readers."
--Tarana Burke, New York Times bestselling author of You Are Your Best Thing and Unbound, and founder of the me too. Movement