This isn’t some teens solving an epic puzzle or falling deeply in love while battling a deadly disease. It’s honest and compulsively readable.
Hurston was wired by Lippincott stating they wanted to publisher her book. She explains her reaction: “I never expect to have a greater thrill than that wire gave me. You know the feeling when you found your first pubic hair? Greater than that.”
The most intense part of Coming of Age in Mississippi is the anticipation.
Overall, the writing is superb and the story has many interesting moments, but the focus on Sula and Nel takes away from much of the rich places Morrison could have gone.
Honest, analytical, and carefully constructed, Whitney Way Thore’s memoir is a must-read for those fighting in the #nobodyshame movement.
Have you ever wondered where a “chicken nipple” is located?
To whom would this book appeal other than Ehrenreich herself?
He’s into craft beer and soccer (totally unAmerican) and crosses his legs in such a way that suggests he’s effeminate. What did Sam see in him?
American readers see what’s unusual, and the details are enough to make the story’s setting and characters vividly “other.”
An impressive part of Hirsch’s stories is her knowledge of physics.