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She Memes Well
Quinta Brunson - 2021-06-15
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From comedian Quinta Brunson comes a deeply personal and funny collection of essays featuring anecdotes about trying to make it when you’re broke, overcoming self-doubt and depression, and how she’s used humor to navigate her career in unusual directions. Quinta Brunson is a master of viral Internet content: without any traditional background in me...
Christina Reynolds
Just to note that Quinta Brunson's book "She Memes Well" is ALSO really great.      source
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What It Takes
The Way to the White House
Richard ben Cramer - 1993-06-01 (first published in 1992)
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An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race -- and ...
Christina Reynolds
@rachsyme What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer. Best book on politics ever.      source
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Say It Louder!
Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy
Tiffany Cross - 2020-07-06
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A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters.Black voters were...
Christina Reynolds
Books by great women and great writers about the challenges women face, among many important topics.      source
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Ibram X. Kendi
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Stamped from the Beginning
The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner)
Ibram X. Kendi - 2017-08-15 (first published in 2016)
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The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America--it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argue...
Christina Reynolds
These books contain information we should all know—they’re also superbly written.      source
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Culture Warlords
My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
Talia Lavin - 2020-10-13
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A HARROWING JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF WHITE SUPREMACYTalia Lavin is every skinhead’s worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist tro...
Christina Reynolds
These books will scare you, but we should all read them to know what we’re facing.      source
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Somebody's Daughter
A Memoir
Ashley C. Ford - 2021-06-01
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One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins. For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only v...
Christina Reynolds
And this remarkable book that definitely lives up to the rave reviews.      source
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The Ones We've Been Waiting for
How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America
Charlotte Alter - 2020-02-18
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An optimistic look at the future of American leadership by a brilliant young reporterA new generation is stepping up. There are now twenty-six millennials in Congress--a fivefold increase gained in the 2018 midterms. They are governing Midwestern cities and college towns, running for city councils, and serving in state legislatures. They are acting...
Christina Reynolds
Bunch of great @emilyslist women in this great book by @CharlotteAlter      source
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Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo - 2019-05-02
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Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhoodGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through t...
Christina Reynolds
Second book is already an early favorite. Easy to see why it won all the awards—fascinating characters with different voices.      source
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A Novel
Laura Lippman - 2018-07-31
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals—and cold-blood...
Christina Reynolds
First book of the year was a mystery/thriller—took me a little while to get into the story, but really enjoyed it in the end.      source
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
A New Journey Through Anxiety
Sarah Wilson - 2018-04-24 (first published in 2017)
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The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helpe...
Christina Reynolds
This year has hit me hard in terms of anxiety, and I found this book helpful with some actionable advice.      source
The End of White Politics by Zerlina Maxwell
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Troop 6000 by Nikita Stewart
Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi
She Said by Jodi Kantor
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer
Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott