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  • Freshwater

  • By: Akwaeke Emezi
  • Narrated by: Akwaeke Emezi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side". Unsettling, heart-wrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just ok.

  • By Likes to workout on 07-02-18

Different personalities = Different Characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

What caught my eye is that this book is told by Adas personalities. Ada goes through a life of getting to know why she's different with her different personalities she grows to love them and embrace them all the while fighting and never belonging or fitting in. Mental health is real and is much more than individuals.

21 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • I'm Judging You

  • The Do-Better Manual
  • By: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good advice for all--adults, that is .

  • By anniep on 03-18-18

Real life ish...

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I absolutely loved how Luvvie Ajayi discussed men and how they need to do better to gain connections outside of just sex with women. She touched on relationships, friendships, ratchetness and how we all need to do better. This book will have you laughing, teary eyed and thinking hard about how the world needs to do better together.

  • 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 3,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,299

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

Damaged Goods were once good

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This being my second book by Roxane Gay, I am obsessed with her honesty, her bravery and sharing her world makes me feel stronger as a woman.
It gives me a sense of pride in knowing that I do not need ashamed or Hide because of my past.