Great audio book!!!
Great audio book!!!
I really loved this collection. Such a great mix of stories from immigrants from all corners of the globe who came here, and just how hard, wonderful, and confusing that experience can be.
It‘s a great reminder of what truly makes America Great, it is and always has been this influx of people, willing to work and strive for a better life, without that we cut off our own life‘s blood... the influx of ideas and passion that make our engine work.
“do they realize there is something far scarier than being the country everyone wants to come to? What if we become the country no one wants to come to? Fifty years ago, if you asked someone living in Europe, Asia—or anywhere else, really—where they would go if they had to leave their home country, the answer was clear.“
- Joaquin Castro
I loved this part by Linda Sarsour
Half finished with the audiobook — I can‘t recommend this enough! So heartwarming and uplifting! A great chicken-soupy type book — relatable and insightful. 🥰🤗
A great audiobook by a wonderfully diverse group from so many different cultures and backgrounds. These are not just people who write for a living but also politicians, people in sports (Michelle Kwan, Jeremy Lin), people on stage/screen (Padma Lakshmi, Lin Manuel Miranda).
They all have amazing stories to tell about being American -
I loved hearing them read out their stories, and it was nice to put voices to some unfamiliar names.
Listening to an audiobook and playing around with my granny hexagons - trying to decide if I should add a neutral fourth round (white maybe?) to give a more cohesive look.
Chocolate cake doughnut, coffee, and this audiobook with so many amazing contributors. And all is well with the world despite having woken up at 5 on a Sat morn. The boys are playing quietly (and nicely!) together and if you have boys you will know how rare that is. As I was trying to take this photo they were running around shining blue lights all over and yelling because they have no other way of talking except at the top of their voices.
Finished up with the Grinda Shawl and started on a new one! It‘s a fun pattern to make and you can‘t quite see in this photo but the bottom section (the pink part) has hearts in it. Listened to a couple of audiobooks (and some Netflixing) while working on this. Tagging my new #audiobook
For my fellow crocheters, pattern is here https://www.lillabjorncrochet.com/2018/06/grinda-mal-general-information.html?m=...
This is a powerful and diverse collection.
I finally finished the Winter prompts for #booked2019!!
Female Detective-- The Craftsman
Fairy Tale Retelling-- Everything, Everything
Reminds Me of My Happy Place-- The Book Thief
Related to a Podcast-- American Like Me
Irish Author-- One Hundred Names
New to Me Author-- One Day in December
This book was incredible!! I highly recommend reading these inspiring stories from people from so many backgrounds shedding light on what it's like to be American like them. So great!
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen
I loved this book! In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I sent a copy to my Indian-American bff. Immigration is such a contentious point today. America (the person) did a great job of inviting participants from various parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America as well as Native Americans. The writers are actors, activists, singers, politicians, etc. 5⭐️
Listening to this #audiobook and I‘m loving it! The stories are varied and so confirming for me, a biracial daughter of a Filipina immigrant and Black father. The stories of language (I speak English but my mother speaks a Filipino dialect), hair, food (they mention lumpia and pancit...my favorites) and music (NWA and gangsta rap we‘re part of my teenage soundtrack. I‘m only a 1/4 in and can‘t wait to hear the rest! #ownvoices #diversebooks
I would highly recommend this on audio. It brought me to tears at times.
In this fabulous #ownvoices collection, the contributors share stories of family and childhood, ultimately demonstrating that we are more alike than different and that our variety makes us stronger. Latinx, Black, Asian, Native American, and Trans voices are all represented here. This should be required reading for all Americans.
Bravo @americaferrera for cultivating and editing this anthology. “American Like Me” features accounts from creatives who grew up between two cultures. No matter where your family came from or how long they‘ve been here, you‘ll be inspired by this fabulous collection ❤️🇺🇸📖
I enjoyed the different life's that make us so beautiful
Bookish presents from my best friends! 😍😍😍
#BookAndBath 💕 I love living in England, but being away from home can be hard. Being an American living abroad inspires complicated feelings, but I‘ll never shy away from the love I have for our patchwork quilt of a country. I‘m seeking out home in this collection, and hopefully new perspectives as well. ❤️🇺🇸
Great book of essays. Just wish more of the authors read their own essays.
I won my first Goodreads giveaway and got this awesome book! I love that the first time I win anything book-related, it‘s about a subject that is personal to me. I also grew up feeling “in between cultures” and didn‘t fully realize how much more we have in common with one another by sharing in that same experience. The stories made me cry and laugh, but it mostly allowed me to reflect on my own past experiences in a new light.
Inspiring, thought-provoking, funny, and heart warming collection of essays by various actors, comedians, authors, and athletes. Focus on family, hard work, and acceptance of oneself, the essays shed light on the “infrastructure of opportunity” America is and should be. I loved reading about the plethora of cultures! Lots of well known essayists made this collection really wonderful!
Beautiful essay collection. These snippets reflect real America, and should be essential reading.
This book is beautiful to look at. Looking forward to all the essays.
My latest #audiobook acquisitions.
America Ferrera did a fantastic job putting together a collection of stories from many well-known actors, writers, athletes, etc. who are first-generation Americans. The stories range from humorous to sobering, but all of them are extremely heartfelt and inspiring. In a day and age when the American public is being encouraged to foster the divide between immigrants and natural born citizens, the book is timely and much-needed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #arc
Finished yesterday.... Some of the essays are more compelling than others, of course; but, overall, this was a great read, full of insights and food for thought.
Totally a #blamelitsy purchase for the tagged book - preordered it based on a post a while ago. Also preordered Descender immediately after reading the last volume. Both orders came in yesterday and I‘m very much looking forward to my weekend reading! #bookhaul