Donna Davis is an author, host, and master storyteller. Having spent nearly two decades as a television news anchor and reporter, she loves to tell an intriguing tale.
Her book Confessions of A Peppermint Pattie: Why I Really Am Black Enough Already, Y’all, is a wildly humorous, yet provocative collection of anecdotes and commentary, influenced by Donna’s insanely funny family, experiences as a journalist, and distinctively Southern upbringing. It is a look at race in America from the perspective of a professional woman who’s been told all her life she wasn’t Black enough for attempting to simply be a well-rounded, successful human being. It is filled with interesting pop culture references, and stories about celebrities that Donna has encountered during her career, including the “best Peppermint Pattie advice” ever given to her by one of the most recognizable names on the planet. Though Donna chooses to tackle a very serious subject with humor, she also drops jewels of wisdom along the way.
I talk with Donna about the controversial title, her thoughts on the N-Word and the best Peppermint Pattie advice Oprah ever gave her.