Liza Fireman

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Liza.

http://www.lizafireman.com/books/

Small Wonder
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Seabiscuit: An Am...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
In the Time of th...
Liza Fireman is currently reading
by Julia Alvarez (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 114 books that Liza is reading…
Loading...
Kent Haruf
“You have to believe in yourself despite the evidence.”
Kent Haruf

James Baldwin
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. When you are black in America and you fall in love with a white person, race doesn’t matter when you’re alone together because it’s just you and your love. But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive. And we don’t want them to say, Look how far we’ve come, just forty years ago it would have been illegal for us to even be a couple blah blah blah, because you know what we’re thinking when they say that? We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

James Baldwin
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
James A. Baldwin

72206 Love of Reading — 102 members — last activity 4 hours, 52 min ago
This is a book club for women who love to read and enjoy discussing books. Love of Reading is a place where you can relax and make yourself at home. W ...more
104180 Sweeter Reads — 450 members — last activity 7 hours, 28 min ago
We are WOMEN from many different cities in CANADA & UNITED STATES who have developed FRIENDSHIPS while we rant & rave about books. Subscribe to our N ...more
187001 Newest Literary Fiction — 753 members — last activity 9 hours, 38 min ago
Discover and share your discovery of the most recently published literary fiction. If you love reading novels before anyone else decides they are good ...more
72507 Bay Area Book Geeks — 169 members — last activity Sep 23, 2019 09:08AM
This is a group currently on meetup.com. We are currently 800+ members and still growing. This site is to keep a record of the books we have read and ...more
142309 Underground Knowledge — A discussion group — 14780 members — last activity 1 hour, 57 min ago
This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring ...more
More of Liza’s groups…
year in books
Kaceey
2,629 books | 2,543 friends

Jonetta
8,814 books | 986 friends

Gary Su...
2,419 books | 402 friends

Misfit
5,422 books | 499 friends

T.V. Lo...
67 books | 2,251 friends

Tara
880 books | 1,523 friends

Evgnoss...
381 books | 1,217 friends

Miranda...
1,819 books | 4,990 friends

More friends…



Polls voted on by Liza

Lists liked by Liza