Sunday, July 26, 2009
Hot Reads picks A Different Shade of Blue
Hot Reads in the OC Metro magazine picked Adam Eisenberg's A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE for their recent Hot Reads choice!
In 1961 a landmark civil rights suit allowed women to pursue law enforcement careers on equal footing with men.
The arrival of women changed policing but it didn't much change police ethos. Being a cop still means being part of a culture that is masculine, military-minded, and macho. That's a tough place to be when you aren't masculine.
What's it really like to be a female cop? Stripped of the television stereotypes, and political correctness whitewashing, A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE is the on-the-record, in their own names, accounting from three generations of female officers. Black, white; lesbian, straight; feminist, not; married, single. The only thing they have in common is gender, badge and gun.