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  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

  • By: Erika L. Sánchez
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for Chigonas who audible.

  • By Bexy77 on 05-21-18

Vital for any latinx or daughter of immigrants

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Wow. I do wish this book had some trigger warnings for sexual assault, suicide, self harm, eating disorders and gun violence. But this book is just amazing as this 15 year old girl navigated these things both with such innocence and so much wisdom. Its very much "stream of consciousness", but beautifully put together. It has helped me look back into my own teenage traumas as a young woman, a young latinx, and a young immigrant, with new understanding and compassion for myself and my family. Thank you Erika Sanchez.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 96,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,077

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

The subtle art of Being a Privileged Person

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I thought this would be helpful but all of this guy's 'insight' relies on already not struggling financially and realities that just don't exist for people on the margins who need to give a lot more of a fuck if we don't want to starve or die alone.

  • The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

  • Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
  • By: W. Kamau Bell
  • Narrated by: W. Kamau Bell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834

You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in The New York Times, which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe from The New Yorker fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • White Woman Raising a Black Son

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-20-17

Must listen for white liberals who wanna be "woke"

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I love this book. I'm not a big movie fan so probably a third of it went right over my head. Nonetheless, as a gay Latina immigrant, it was a bit like sitting with a really funny new friend I met at a protest. The chapter about being a black man in America seriously made me cry.