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I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
11 posts | 21 read | 11 to read
Traces the author's experiences of growing up with a white father who believed himself to be African-American, describing how his efforts to indoctrinate his daughter into black culture caused her to be rejected by her black and white peers.
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britt_brooke
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wolff was a poor white kid in a black neighborhood whose awkward father desperately desired to fit in. When eventually she tested into to a fancy rich kid school, she didn‘t meld there either. Like many, she uses humor as a coping mechanism; both back then and now. This is a much-needed perspective of growing up in poverty, plus she‘s a funny storyteller. However, the writing is unremarkable, and title/cover are a bit cringy. #bookclub

Cinfhen Glad to see bookclub is still going strong 💪🏽 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yep! This was for my newer, in-person one. It‘s such a fun group! 2mo
Cinfhen I forgot you‘re now running a few 🤩 (edited) 2mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen I feel like my other group with my high school friends has run it‘s course. I‘m just trying to get through the end of the year. Just not enough participation. And I‘m tired of running ALL the discussions. 😝 2mo
Cinfhen I get that ~ I see the boys are back in school!! That‘s crazzzy - summer break is over 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I know, it‘s early! They get a lot of breaks during the school year, but I‘m never ready for the beginning of august. 😩 2mo
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britt_brooke
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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A scorching hot walk in the neighborhood. This horse barn belongs to the old Conway Twitty estate. #audiowalk #bookclub

Cathythoughts Looks lovely 💚 3mo
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LibraryCin
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I really liked this book. She wrote it, mostly with a humourous slant, but it was sad to see that her father did not treat her well. His girlfriends varied on how they treated Mishna. She did learn later on that even some of the rich kids, despite their money, had problems, as well. She was born not long after me, so I certainly identified with much of the 80s culture, in general, which is always fun. It was a quick read

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MsLeah8417
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
Mehso-so

I thought I would like this more.

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MsLeah8417
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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My sister lent this book to me ages ago. I am reorganize my massive TBR pile so I figured it best to check this out from my library via the audiobook route. It‘s great!

Kaye One of my favorite memoirs. Doesn‘t she “do” her dad‘s voice so funny ? 5y
MsLeah8417 She does all of the voices funny 😆 5y
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LaurenAsh
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Mehso-so

Took some alone time on my birthday and finished this book! #LitsyAtoZ #LetterW

[DELETED] 3803335244 Happy Birthday! Sorry it was just so-so 😌 5y
LaurenAsh @ForeverNerdy Thank you! I don't get much alone quiet time so actually it was great! 😁 5y
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LaurenAsh
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Starting this one and eating this cupcake!

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HardcoverHarlot
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
Pickpick

A bit uneven, but laugh out loud funny.

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HardcoverHarlot
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Cannot wait to read this.

BookGirl1313 SO GOOD. 6y
Abby2 She is so Insitefull and funny! 6y
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