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Summer

Sacramento, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Touré, Michael Eric Dyson
    • Narrated By Touré
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    A provocative look at what it means to be black today. It includes excerpts from over 100 interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Skip Gates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Mooney, NY Gov David Paterson, Harold Ford, Jr., Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Questlove and others.

    sara says: "Food for Thought"
    "Excellent Read"
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    What did you love best about Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

    I loved. the. Narrative style. Felt like a friend was sitting down with me and having a conversation.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Very well written and conversational style.


    Have you listened to any of Touré’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I laughed many times. He has great way of making the ordinary funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend to everyone. It's a very empowering book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lierre Keith
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. e truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself....

    J. S. White says: "Interesting take on sustainability"
    "Terrible Book"
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    Would you try another book from Lierre Keith and/or Joyce Bean?

    NEVER


    Has The Vegetarian Myth turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joyce Bean?

    It was ok


    Any additional comments?

    The author sounded like she was deranged. I felt like she was coming from a place of anger and aggression. I became more skeptical as I listened to the book like this was the musing of a person trying to get back at a group of people.

    Vegetarians and Vegans are not to blame for her ill suffering. she minimizes the devastation the consumption of meat has on society and blames the ills of the food world on the growing of crops and farming.

    Overall very skewed, this book is unbalanced. The author is trying to make a point by hitting you over the head with it instead of a more scientific evidence.

    I have never written a review but felt compelled to write this one. There really are better books if one wants to stop being vegetarian or justify the reasons to eat meat.

    16 of 26 people found this review helpful

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