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White Girls by Hilton Als
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really liked it
Read 2 times. Last read October 20, 2019 to October 28, 2019.

White Girls is a book of essays on race, gender, sexuality, and culture. Als defines a group of people as "white girls," which includes a wide range of people - from Truman Capote to Flannery O'Connor to Michael Jackson. While at times this book was hard to read, sometimes because the subject matter is heavy and sometimes just because it was, I'm very glad I did. It was eye-opening, brilliant, and refreshing, written from and about a perspective I've not encountered often enough in life.

It's not a light read, but I suggest reading it anyway.

"Sitting on the subway, the lights go by but the people don't. Standing above me and around me I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love."

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Finished Reading
October 20, 2019 – Started Reading
October 28, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 4, 2019 – Shelved

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