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Womanish by Kim McLarin
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really liked it
Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started March 31, 2019.

This collection of essays is for me, now. Although I'm a little younger than the author, we're generationally similar in ways that are impactful for me. Even when I didn't quite agree, I felt like I understood what Ms. Mclarin was telling me at a bone-deep level. Her essay blowing up OK Cupid's findings about the state of Black female dating was uplifting; the essay about her nephew being sentenced to prison was crushing, and her wry asides in the essay blowing open the difficulties and power systems operating in b/w female friendships were illustrative and sharp. Overall, this was a quick and worthwhile read, and I'm glad for having experienced it.

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Reading Progress

February 22, 2019 – Started Reading
February 22, 2019 – Shelved
February 23, 2019 –
page 26
March 31, 2019 – Started Reading
March 31, 2019 –
page 26
March 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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