May 22, 2014

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

"I wanted to make a move, not craft a perfect paragraph to describe the projected motion." ~ pg. 307

There is so much advance praise for Things I Should Have Told My Daughter from well known people like Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, Jane Fonda and Tayari Jones. What more can little 'ole me say?

Some books are meant to be devoured like a soul food meal; other books are best enjoyed in small sips like a fine glass of wine. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter is obvi the latter. I read this memoir very slowly. It is a personal view into an amazing storyteller's life in the 1970s and 1980s. Told in journal format, it is fine confessional writing.

Check out the video below of AARP Black Community Book Club's interview with Pearl Cleage.

Title: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Author: Pearl Cleage
Published: April 2014
Pages: 308
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♡


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