Review by Fred Gardaphé

Gilda makes her way around the world and experiences the ups and downs of a career in civil rights and public service. She brings you into a conversation where her present speaks to her past, whipping up stories that attract and sustain attention while documenting a life full of adventures few women of her time could have had. With a conscience shaped by her ancestors and a curiosity piqued by modern opportunities, she navigates a man’s world with courage and class.

Told in a unique voice, Gilda, Promise Me is full of life, love and faith in God and the USA.

Fred Gardaphé
Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies, Queens College/CUNY