• Uncensored

  • My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America
  • By: Zachary R. Wood
  • Narrated by: Zachary R. Wood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-19-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

Regular price: $24.50

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Publisher's Summary

Drawing upon his own powerful personal story, Zachary R. Wood shares his perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions - in a world that sorely needs to learn to listen.

As the former president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at his alma mater, Williams College, Zachary Wood knows from experience about intellectual controversy. At school and beyond, there's no one Zach refuses to engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs - sometimes vehemently so - and this view has given him a unique platform in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, where the only way to survive was by resisting the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and perspectives.

By sharing his troubled upbringing - from a difficult early childhood to the struggles of code switching between his home and his elite private school - Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others and presents a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations. 

©2018 Zachary R. Wood (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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thought provoking yet engaging

trauma is a form of sobriety- 1 of many takeaways from this book. thank you.

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worth your time

The honest, vulnerable and nonjudgemental memoir this young man tells is worth the listen. Heartwrenching and insightful

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Riveting

Loved it. As a hardcore liberal; force me to self examine; ask myself some hard questions. Moments where I was deeply moved by it's authenticity. Well done.

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Thoughtful, thought provoking

Very interesting first book by a 22 year old, deep thinking young man.

Conservative or liberal is not the point.

Respect, empathy and shared humanity

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Mesmerizing

Well written and jarring at times. He really is open ,blunt and to the point. Unlike Mr.Woods, I'm a conservative and I also like to hear others opinions . Very well done and very enjoyable.