I received a free copy of Real American: A Memoir in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Real American – A Memoir is an Important Read
Real American – A Memoir by New York Times Julie Lythcott-Haims shares the story of the author growing up as a biracial black woman. All through the book, you feel her need for belonging and not feeling like she was good enough to be black or white. One part sticks in my mind. It is when she is taking her daughter to a party. She writes about how she wouldn’t be black enough. You feel a sense of her confusion when reading her memoir. Another time, she shares the story of how a parent of a peer somewhat jokingly but not, talks to her about her acceptance to Stanford and how her son did not get in. Was he insinuating that it was her color? She mentions how they both she equal grades and that she was the president of the student body. Could that be the reason as opposed to the color of her skin? You feel frustrated for her. You feel annoyed for her.
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Cynthia R says
I would be interested in reading this. I am biracial and remember feeling a little bit weird and off from both sides, not completely belonging. I get a lot of, “so where are you from.” questions.
Dandi D says
I don’t get much time to read, but this looks really interesting!
Tamra Phelps says
This sounds like a really interesting read. I’ll look for this one.
Darcy L Koch says
Sounds like an interesting book. My favorite genre of books are non-fiction and memoirs.
Katie Bellamy says
This looks like a good book.
I noticed this book in the library the other day, but didn’t have time to look at it. It sounds good!
Julie Wood says
What a very poignant book and a good book to read and feel the author and what they feel and are going through. I would love to read this book.
Eva D says
What an interesting book. I love how the author writes with such emotion
Sarah L says
Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the review.
Karen Propes says
Love to read this, I have heard about it and put on my reading list. Thanks for the review.
Samantha Wagner says
This looks like a good read. I’m going to look for it at the library.
Janet W. says
This really does sound like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing!
Jana Leah says
I like the message of self-acceptance.
A very interesting book.
ellen beck says
I always like reading about others peoples points of views. If a point of view isnt self pitying but empowering I enjoy it more. This would be interesting. People are confused by my background too.