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J. Caprice Brown

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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68,298
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,911

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

GREAT BOOK

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Becoming is such an inspirational book. It is a true illustration of the benefits of hard work and dedication. Ordered a copy for my niece.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Tea

  • Black Gay Men of the South
  • By: E. Patrick Johnson
  • Narrated by: E. Patrick Johnson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are. The genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised stereotypes - aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers - and in the social meaning of style.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book but better Organization Preferred

  • By J. Caprice Brown on 06-01-18

Good Book but better Organization Preferred

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

As a black gay man, I’ve experienced many of the stories shared in this book. I would have preferred a better orientation/organization to the books, possibly as full case studies instead of fragmented stories. I will recommend it to others.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112,748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104,410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103,911

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Great book and read

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Enjoyed reading Trevor’s story. The book gave lots of insights into issues that are not only in the IS but in South Africa, ie racism, race relations, domestic violence. E

0 of 1 people found this review helpful