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The Rat That Got AwayA Bronx Memoir$
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Allen Jones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231027

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001

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What Women Want

What Women Want

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(p.53) 11 What Women Want
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The Rat That Got Away
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ALLEN JONES

Mark Naison

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0011

Of all the forces that influenced the formation of Allen Jones's life, none was more powerful than family. He was blessed to have several strong role models in his own household and extended family, and one person whose example shaped his young mind most at this crucial stage of adolescence was his older sister. Patricia Margaret Jones, whom everyone called Pat, was a person of strong character and striking appearance even as a young girl. She went about her business and showed her determination to get out of the Projects and attain the comfortable middle-class life promised by the American Dream. When it came to her personal goals and to getting and keeping what she believed was hers, she was extremely focused and was willing to play hardball. She represented a new generation of women in the Lester Patterson Houses who knew what they wanted and went for it.

Keywords:   Allen Jones, family, role models, Patricia Margaret Jones, Projects, American Dream, new generation, women, Lester Patterson Houses

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