5 Bubble Teas, Ibram X. Kendi, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Published by One World on August 13th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 305

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“The gift of seeing myself as Black instead of being colorblind is that it allows me to clearly see myself historically and politically as being antiracist, as a member of the interracial body striving to accept and equate and empower racial difference of all kinds.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Anti-Racist, Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Published by Convergent Books on May 15th, 2018

Genres: Anti-Racist Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 185

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“This is partly what makes the fragility of whiteness so damn dangerous. It ignores the personhood of people of color and instead makes the feelings of whiteness the most important thing.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Doubleday Canada, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Published by Doubleday Canada on November 15th, 2016

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 288

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“We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.”


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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Graphic Novel, Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, Memoir, Review, Ryan Estrada

Advance Review: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju

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Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju

Published by Iron Circus Comics on May 1st, 2020

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 204

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“That’s why we protest. That’s why we have events like this. That’s why we read books we’re not supposed to.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Samantha Irby, Vintage

Advance Review: Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

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Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on March 31, 2020

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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Loving yourself is a full-time job with shitty benefits. I’m calling in sick.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mira Jacob, Non-Fiction, One World, Review

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Published by One World on March 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 349

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“Sometimes, you go along with it and pretend nothing happened. Sometimes, you hold your breath until the feeling of wanting to be believed passes. Sometimes, you weigh explaining against staying quiet and know they’re both just different kinds of heavy.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Samantha Irby, Vintage

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on May 30th, 2017

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 288

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“I don’t know what an attractive personality is. I like charisma and charm, but what I really need to find is someone who doesn’t get on my nerves but is also minimally annoyed by all the irritating things about me.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Arsenal Pulp Press, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Teresa Wong

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

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Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

Published by Arsenal Pulp Press on April 1st, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 128

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“Your first two months in the world were the hardest two months of my life… But I’m not telling you all this to make you feel guilty. I wanted to show you that you don’t always have to be strong. And that you can come back after losing yourself.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Jeannie Vanasco, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Tin House Books

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl by Jeannie Vanasco

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Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl by Jeannie Vanasco

Published by Tin House Books on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 360

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“Reminiscing about our friendship suddenly seems like the sun casting a fake specialness on a pile of trash. But I want to find the nice memories that were thrown away.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lori Gottlieb, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

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Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on April 2nd, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help

Pages: 432

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“But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.”


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