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Greater suffering and pain for others n the world yet can at the same time help the lone Murder in Mind individual make truly meaningful and positive connections Thiss an The World in Winter interesting book to readn conjunction with What We Are by Peter Nathaniel Malae The latter The Asylum is a novel and set a bit latern time although there Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, is some overlap Both however speak to growing upn the multicultural diversity of the Silicon Valley The Road He Travelled in the last uarter of the 20th century As thiss my home I know many of the places well that Millner describes The Sea Garden in the book and though my race gender and age make me very different from her I can nevertheless appreciate the power she has to describe people places and behaviors I recognize and know An extremely curious book Started off as I expected and then completely changed course I d be curious to read other things by her She does have an unusual striking style My reviews probably helpful than the star rating I Introducing the Ancient Greeks immediately wanted to read The Golden Road sensingt would bare similarities to my experiences as a person of color The Student Cookbook in predominantly white schools I am slightly disappointed by the memoir Having lived a similar experience I felt certain aspects of the narrative were not fully examined We learn most of the truthsn the memoir because Millner tells them to us not because we re shown And because most of the reviews seem to be wriiten by people of color who didn t attend Torpedo Run independent schoolsn the 90s or are white they don t understa Kinda boring Meandered I haven t said that about a book The Driver in a long time It gets the extra star because the takeaway wasdentity narratives Something I will probably carry with me and my De glazen troon (De glazen troon, ideas of writing and self for the rest of my life I stopped halfway through though because I couldn t take the dippingn and out of time frames with seemingly little relation to the original paragraph or even premise of the bookBut Silent Witnesses identity narratives Killer concept A memoir of a young African American woman growing upn a predominantly Latino San Jose California neighborhood I just finished this book and found the last 13 to be bizarre It wandered and jumped around to the point that I wanted to stop reading The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, it but the first 23 were full ofnteresting observations This book was written by someone only two years older than me who also grew up The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus in the Bay Area specifically San Jose and was one of a handful of Black students at an all girls high school The similarities betwwen myself and the author end there I could not relate AT ALL to the author s bitter often ranting diatribe against people I had to return this book to the library before I could reach the bitter end and doubt that I will borrowt again to finish I find Sylvia Plath uplifting and refreshing to read. Gets on the playing field Throughout The Golden Road Millner navigates from one world to the other with breathtaking ease always the outsider but always genuinely struggling for empathy and connection The result s a book that tours the landscapes of possibility carved by race class and culture for young Americans and reckons with the prevailing fantasies and realities of nternal The Valkyrie Song (Jan Fabel, immigration and gentrification through the prism of her own experiences with electrifying freshness and lucidity Thiss that rare thing a memoir that transcends Inishowen its author's personal experiences to say somethingmportant and new about the broader culture without losing traction with the human story that gives t ts astonishing power.
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At first I couldn t place the slight feeling of repulsion I felt when beginning this book Around the 50th page I realized that the sort of mental cringing I was experiencing was most similar to the unpleasant start I always have when I put headphones on during my radio show and hear how my voice sounds to other people This book Zombacter is about having black parents who came to California and educated themselves and thus placed youn a yucky suburban landscape you hate than La muñeca asesina is necessary mostly because you have nodea what you re missing that s worse and because you ve read a lot of books that are about people and places that seem to be better If you turn to the back of the book jacket you ll see a picture of Caillie Millner hair Risking It All in a bun demure blouse and one of those smiles that probably doesn t like to get captured on film much at least not by strangers Ack Basically she s me But pale blacknstead of pale brown Obviously there are differences between the author and I her travels her Harvard degree her experience with drugs I think The Housekeeper and the Professor if you mush my adolescence together with my oldest brother s you ll come even closer to the narrative trace of this book Nevertheless I ve never read a story about passing that Identified so much with Or had the feeling of blushing at the precociousness of someone else s writing as f t were my own slightly undercooked outrage or my reflections on my youth while still basically young and therefore still not tempered with any great deal of wisdomThat doesn t make this a great book worthy of five stars maybe but I don t care because there are things about being a nerdy almost white girl The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel - A 30-minute Chapter-by-Chapter Summary in America that I ve never read anyone else write so well and I can t do any better so there you go A bit too self absorbed and uite pompousn her style of writing the word The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures insufferable kept coming to mind as I read this book I was hoping to gain somensight Asian Bites into whatt s like to grow up Perfect in a worldn which you feel unmoored from a particular racial dentitybackgroundtribe but nstead of getting that I got a rambling diatribe from someone who seemed to be looking to pick a fight with everyone over almost everything There were some gems Avengers in this book such as her observation of how difficultt s to rally a neighborhood around ssues they feel defeated by at the outset or the awkwardness of teenage friendships which cross a significant American Prince income divide or the excruciating painful visit with the family of your significant other when the relationships already crumbling or how the kids The Devouring (The Devouring, in her school felt that she unfairly exploited themn her high school published article to land herself a ticket nto Harvard Issues of dentity and race are uite complex and there were moments The Campaign for Domestic Happiness in which Mil. An extraordinary young writer's search for authenticity among the various communities ofdentity black Latino techno utopian Ivy League activist competing for her allegiance each with Il tesoro di Gengis Khan (Le avventure di Dirk Pitt, its distinct allures and perils California saved Caille Millner's parents or at least saved them from lives of poverty and oppression as black Americans growing upn racially benighted backwaters It provided them with a free education and opportunities for advancement nto the solid middle class and even beyond But t did The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips its damage too and to the young Caille Millner as well growing upn a Latino neighborhood n San Jose relocating to affluent but uietly hostile white bread Silicon Valley suburbs being transformed out of all rec.
Lner could have dived nto unexplored territory but every time she started to do so she seemed to get sidetracked and would meander off Stealing Venice into a tale about some guy or another Whatever does HE have to do with this story I d wonder And did this woman never meet any womenn her life outside of her family I never have heard of a heterosexual woman who can have so many All aboard the Ninky Nonk! intense almost compulsive relationships with single men who seem to not notice that shes a very attractive female Men I know don t work like that I was The Lady and the Peacock interested to read this book since I grew upn San Jose knew her father etc The book was a disappointment While she does acknowledge her own advantage Another Mothers Love in life growing upn Almaden Valley going to Harvard she appears to like the sound of her own voice The fact that she has an aversion to uotation marks made THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. it difficult for me to follow the voice The book moved around too much and didn t explore fully any aspect of her life I Let me start by saying I do not trust Caille Millner Its not fair to begin reading a book this way I know however the Three by Atiq Rahimi initial expenditure of 25 dollars on a book will tell you I am open mindedI have livedn San Jose my entire life as a Mexican American Chicana s the word Millner uses although I find that to not describe the kind of Mexican I am I went to high school and community college here and both nstitutions share this city s name My brief time away from the 95112 and 95116 zip codes was for college just 30 minutes away so you see I have never been far Perhaps this The Galapagos Affair is a negative thing this proximity forming my view too tight and focused Perhaps being so Mexican makes me acknowledget even less because t s simply a fact of genetics and birt A coming of age memoir of a gifted young writer struggling with Tales From Nature issues of culturaldentity and social perception with a theme of the Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, impact of gentrification running through a series of life experiencessn San Jose San Francisco London New York and South Africa and at places as diverse as Harvard a Muslim neighborhood a Catholic girls school and a lowriders cruising nightOne of the strengths of the work beyond the forementioned elouence Goalie Interference (1Night Stand is the author s ability to realistically present what she was truly feeling and believingn the past and draw us The Lights of Manchester in todentify with her perspective and then later The Reconstructionist in the work to step back and have us reassess the same situation again with the newnsights and deeper understanding for the complex motiviations of others that devloping maturity and reflection can sometimes bring It The Dollmakers Daughters is at core a reminder of how hardt Il is to grow up and the value of always being prepared for the possibility that empathy something that takes work to get right can lead to acknowledgement of even. Ognition by boom times and then fleeing to a succession of utopian communities thatn the end proved to be no less messy than the places she left behind The Golden Road The Missing is Caille Millner's frankly wonderful memoir of coming of agen a world Health Policy Analysis in which the need for a stabledentity and the need to embrace radical change all too often collide with conseuences at times hilarious and at times devastating Caille Millner s eually familiar with the high stress world of teenage strivers' gaming the system obsessed with college choice and the world nearby geographically but mpossibly far away by any other measure of kids trapped n an entrenched underclass who don't have the first dea what that game even s or how one.