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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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 265

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Essays from a Beautiful Soul

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-26-17

Okay for a beach read. Not earth shattering.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

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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  • Hunger

  • A Memoir of (My) Body
  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,051

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutal and raw and honest

  • By S. Yates on 07-17-17

No resolution...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

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.