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3.89 avg rating — 1,910 ratings — published 2018 — 15 editions
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
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This book spoke to me on so many levels. It is impossible to overstate just how much I loved these essays!

I have waited so long for a book like this—something that could speak to my heart, mind, and soul. If only this were around when I was in high
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Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
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I went into this book thinking I would learn more about Cudjo's firsthand experience of slavery in the US, but the chapter about slavery is actually quite short. The most emotionally affective parts of the book for me were Cudjo's recollections of hi ...more
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“Life is a ferocious motherfucker, that’s what I always say. And it’s not death that you need to worry about. He always comes, and he’s usually quiet about it. But life, boy. She is loud and fast and—vicious.”
Joseph Cassara, The House of Impossible Beauties

“So I always say that when the world calls you a slut, just kick back your legs and fuck and enjoy it. Because if life don’t call you a slut, she’s gonna find something else to call you.”
Joseph Cassara, The House of Impossible Beauties

“She would realize that, like her mother, she was the type of person who was so lonely, she would cling to men who didn’t deserve to be clung to, just because she was afraid that they would walk out on her. She was afraid that if those men walked out on her, the deepest secret of the universe would be revealed — not the precise number of rings around Saturn, or which order that huge mass of planets was set up in, but rather, that if they left her, it would confirm her biggest fear: that she was meant to be alone because no one loved her, and no one ever would.”
Joseph Cassara, The House of Impossible Beauties

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