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  • White Girls

  • By: Hilton Als
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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White Girls, Hilton Als' first book since The Women 14 years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls", as Als dubs the main expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeously empathetic and vulnerable writing

  • By anicka on 11-28-18

Gorgeously empathetic and vulnerable writing

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

The narrator was perfect for this collection of essays. Hilton is insightful and original. Glad I listened to this.