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Empathy and Eyebrows: A Survivalist's Stories on Reviving Your Spirit After Soul-Crushing Sh*tstorms
- By: Danni Starr
- Narrated by: Danni Starr
- Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Between her time as a radio host, television figure, and social media personality, Danni Starr has never been afraid of sharing her opinion. In this book, she takes you on a whirlwind tour of her own life and beyond, with plenty of personal perspective and #BlackGirlMagic to go around. From her struggles with workplace discrimination to the wild Rumspringa of her post-divorce months, from postpartum depression to the joys of friendship, Danni tells her story with honesty, humor, and moxie to spare.
Beautiful Essays from a Beautiful Soul
- By Amazon Customer on 10-26-17
Okay for a beach read. Not earth shattering.
I really like listening to memoirs, and especially in the author's voice.
Danni was very entertaining to listen to, and can definitely tell a story, but unfortunately, I don't feel like she went super in-depth with things that the reader would have found interesting. The book is okay for a quick beach read, but not something I was super taken with.
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- A Memoir of (My) Body
- By: Roxane Gay
- Narrated by: Roxane Gay
- Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined", Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.
Brutal and raw and honest
- By S. Yates on 07-17-17
What did you love best about Hunger?
I love Roxane. I found myself nodding along with her repeatedly throughout the book. She is smart as a whip, and I enjoy reading things by smart, capable women.
Would you be willing to try another book from Roxane Gay? Why or why not?
Absolutely. I have a TON to learn from her!
What does Roxane Gay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I just think it's so cool to hear it read in the author's voice. It adds something extra. I also LOVED hearing her describe cooking.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. There was some heavy stuff in here. You need a break.
Any additional comments?
I adore Roxane. It was really clear to me that there was some unresolved stuff, and it made me really sad. Not FOR her, I don't think she'd care for that. But just in general. I am excited to see what she has coming next.