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Heartbreak by Andrea Dworkin
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Nov 03, 10

really liked it
Read in September, 2010

This is more of an outline of an identity rather than a memoir. It reminded me a lot of Rebecca Walker's Black White and Jewish in that regard. Dworkin is an incredibly compelling writer. Her ability to persuade you to see things her way is unmatched in my experience. While there were a few awkward moments in the book where it devolved into adolescent ranting, she spoke her own truth. Say what you will about her politics and beliefs--she was acting from a genuine desire and passion to help women and improve their status. When I finished the book I felt ashamed that I'm not doing more to improve the lives of others.
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