Gabrielle Union is a beautiful, intelligent Black woman who grew up in a neighborhood that didn’t appreciate who she was and went into an industry thaGabrielle Union is a beautiful, intelligent Black woman who grew up in a neighborhood that didn’t appreciate who she was and went into an industry that is no better. In her autobiography, she touched on racism, colorism, sexism, rape, relationships, self-confidence, success, and so much more. But she only touched.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s her book, but why write an autobiography when you are closed off. I’m not saying she had to tell all of her business, but when I read autobiographies, I usually feel closer to the author because they give more than the forest view. You get to see trees and even some of the leaves. Not with this book.
I enjoyed some of the stories she told. The content just didn’t go deep enough for an autobiography.
I can not stand first person fiction books. When I see a book is first person, I put it back on the electronic shelf. Another turn off for me is OprahI can not stand first person fiction books. When I see a book is first person, I put it back on the electronic shelf. Another turn off for me is Oprah recommended books. Shhhh, don’t tell her. I’ve read a few and most of those were misses for me. So when my book club chose An American Marriage, I went in with doom and gloom, ready to take one for the team.
Well, I am so grateful for my book club for choosing this book. In the book you have a young couple, married a little over a year and in love. Then the husband is sentence to over a decade in jail for a crime the wife knows he did not commit. The plot was compelling but the author’s writing style was what won me over. Yep, you heard it here first. Hats off to the author.
This book did have unanswered questions, but they weren't supposed to be answered. The novel focused on the relationship between the couple and their struggles to deal with the situation they were placed in, which I liked. I'll watch Law and Order if I want courtroom drama. IJS....
For those of you, like me, who give an automatic “no thanks” to first person books, I hope you give this one a try. You won’t be sorry.
Someone has murdered a close friend of Sister Lou, and the police are either inept and/or unwilling to do their job and solve the case. Not to be outdSomeone has murdered a close friend of Sister Lou, and the police are either inept and/or unwilling to do their job and solve the case. Not to be outdone, Lead Foot Lou (as I oh so affectionately call Sister Lou) sets out to catch the lout who murdered her friend.
From the moment I read Sister Lou’s driver’s license was suspended for speeding, I absolutely loved her. I’m so looking forward to the future releases of this series. The cast of characters are well balanced with those I like and don’t like so much. The writing is excellent and the mystery had me going to the very end, which isn’t the easiest thing to do. I could easily see this as a television series.