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  • American Like Me

  • By: America Ferrera
  • Narrated by: America Ferrera, Bambadjan Bamba, Joy Cho, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 174
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    5 out of 5 stars 164
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    5 out of 5 stars 164

America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday morning salsa-dance parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites 31 of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just like me

  • By J on 09-28-18

The Essays were great!

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Reviewed: 11-13-18

The Essays were great! I enjoyed listening to the stories they shared. I hope we hear more stories from more people soon.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,562

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Great story!

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Reviewed: 05-25-18

Tiffany Haddish keeps you entertained the whole time! It's funny, sad, shocking, and the list can go on! Everyone should listen to this book!

  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed

  • A Memoir
  • By: Daisy Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Daisy Hernandez
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Daisy Hernandez chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with pastries, while one ta bemoans that her niece is turning out to be “una india” instead of an American. Another auntie instructs that when two people are close, they are bound to become like ua y mugre, fingernails and dirt, and that no, Daisy’s father is not godless. He’s simply praying to a candy dish that can be traced back to Africa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, Insightful, revealing

  • By Caralibra on 08-16-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book.

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Reviewed: 04-03-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I enjoy her writing. It was a great memoir.

  • We Were Eight Years in Power

  • An American Tragedy
  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,373

"We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading

  • By Adam Shields on 10-04-17

We Were Eight Years in Power

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Reviewed: 04-01-18

We Were Eight Years in Power was a very interesting book! I have enjoyed listening to and following along with a physical copy of the book. Some of the sections he writes about were pretty depressing. I really enjoyed it, and recommend the book. 👍👍

  • Eloquent Rage

  • A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
  • By: Brittney Cooper
  • Narrated by: Brittney Cooper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 343

So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Eloquent AF

  • By Erica on 03-05-18

Great Book!

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Reviewed: 03-31-18

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittany Cooper was a very interesting book. I enjoyed listening/reading this book and pondering her perspective on things. I'm glad I read/listened to this book. 👍👍

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,205
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,108

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

The Hate U Give was a great book!

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Reviewed: 01-07-18

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was a great book! I'm glad she shared her story! 👍👍 It's a must read!

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,184

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop was amazing!

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Reviewed: 12-22-17

I loved the book! I listened to the Audiobook and followed along with my hard copy. Applying it will be the challenging part, but I can chip away at it. 👍👍 😜

  • Tears We Cannot Stop

  • A Sermon to White America
  • By: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Narrated by: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invite this man in and listen closely

  • By Catherine S. Read on 02-03-17

Tears We Cannot Stop is a great book ! 👍👍

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Reviewed: 12-18-17

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America is a very interesting book! I loved every minute of it! I listened to the Audiobook and followed along with a hard copy of the book. His Sermon is very powerful and I'm glad he shared his perspective. I definitely would listen and read it again! 👍👍

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,874

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

I enjoyed it. He has an interesting perspective.

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Reviewed: 12-01-17

I enjoyed the Audiobook. He has an interesting perspective. Now applying that in my daily life...very difficult. 😜

  • Democracy in Black

  • How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul
  • By: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency - at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dysfunctional Mindset of American

  • By Paul T. on 07-09-16

Democracy In Black is a page Turner!

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Reviewed: 12-01-17

Democracy In Black is a very interesting book! I bought the Audiobook and a physical copy of the book. I like how Eddie Claude Jr. explains his perspective. I think everyone should read this book and ponder his perspective. Two Thumbs Up!