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In the Darkroom
In the Darkroom | Susan Faludi
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many thingsobligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness. So begins Susan Faludis extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old fatherlong estranged and living in Hungaryhad undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who claimed to be a complete woman now connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer whod built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her fathers many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fancifuland virulentnationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludis struggle to come to grips with her fathers reinvented self takes her across bordershistorical, political, religious, sexual--to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you choose, or is it the very thing you cant escape?
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Tamaramadler
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Really excellent study of familial compassion and Hungarian Jewry.

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I'm such a sucker for pretty editions 💕 I need to read both the tagged book and The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti - both just released in Spain.

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Oblomov26
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What a strange and moving memoir. Fauldi is contacted by her elderly estranged father who tells her that he has had a sex change, which triggers Faludi to re-establish contact with a man who she had known as a distant, demanding and violent man. She finds a man who was a Jewish child in Hungary in WW2, an adventurer in Brazil, a mountaineer, a suburban father a man who reinvented himself multiple times, before her final greatest identity change.

Oblomov26 A story of love and forgiveness and the impossibility of truly knowing or understanding another person. 2y
Cinfhen I have this one, just need to read it! Thanks for the review 💜 2y
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KVanRead
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1. Mr. Dressup (My fellow 🇨🇦 Littens will get this)
2. In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
3. Boba (I think it qualifies as a food cuz it‘s got stuff in it 🤢)
4. My daughter‘s 17th bday
5. Thx for the fun @jesshowbooks ! #friyayintro

DebbieGrillo Loved Mr 2y
DebbieGrillo Dressup 2y
KVanRead @DebbieGrillo Ernie Coombs was the best ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Yes to Mr. Dressup! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen and Casey and Finnegan too!😊 2y
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Oblomov26
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I have enjoyed Faludi‘s writing in the past and reading the premise of this I knew I had to buy it; her elderly estranged macho and sometimes violent father reentering her life after a sex change.

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Yossarian
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Came to read and enjoy a cappuccino, but my coffee is too beautiful to drink.

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Yossarian
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"You write about the disadvantages of being a woman, but I've only found advantages!"

-- Susan Faludi's father, now a transgender woman, to her famous feminist daughter.

This book is insane!

tpixie Although his perspective of male advantage may be skewed due to his gender identity issues. 2y
Mimi28 Wow!! 2y
Zelma That made my blood pressure go up. 🙄😤 2y
ValerieAndBooks Also interesting to me is how Faludi still says "my father" even though this parent is now a woman. 2y
Yossarian @ValerieAndBooks She's very specific and intentional about it. It's "my father" now but never "dad." And a lot of specific pronoun usage: "SHE did this today, just like HE used to when I was young." There's no retroactive feminizing. 2y
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Yossarian
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Reading goals for the day: Memoir, Science Non-Fiction, Short Story, and Novel.

Vikz Some interesting books. I have here I am on my Kindle. I must read it after I have finished my Booker list read 2y
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Yossarian
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My next Book Club book. A memoir by noted feminist Susan Faludi about her father, who was a right wing Hungarian nationalist, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, and then, in his 70s, determined that she was a transgender woman. (Pardon my pronouns). NOT what I would have picked if i were running the book club, but it's now on the top of my #tbr ! #augusttbr #uncriticalaugust #augustlibrary17 #booksacrossoceans #anditsaugust #augustmostanticipated

Jess7 I purchased this on kindle a little bit ago and haven't read it yet. Have you started it? Do you like it so far? 2y
Yossarian I haven't started it yet, but I'll be done it by September 1 for my Book Club! @Jess7 2y
djh I heard Susan on Fresh Air, with Terry Gross, and downloaded it to my kindle quite a while ago. It's time to begin reading it. Thanks for the nudge. 2y
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While it was storming I did some #audiostitching to the tagged book. It also happens to fulfill the #riotgram prompt of the day #GetCrafty

CherylDeFranceschi Beautiful! 2y
Cinfhen Lovely 💚how's the book so far??? 2y
drokka @Cinfhen I actually just finished it. At first I gave it a so-so, then realized my problem was her dislike of her father, but still she was writing his memoir and I thought it hypocritical, but then I decided that was unfair, she's entitled to feel how she feels and changed it to a pick. 2y
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drokka @CherylDeFranceschi Thank you. I can't wait until I'm done this sucker, but it'll be a while yet. You all have probably another worth of updates to look forward to 😉 2y
kspenmoll Gorgeous! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Lovely!💜 2y
CrowCAH @danimgill see this pattern!!! 2y
CrowCAH @Mindyrecycles another sticker crafter! 2y
danimgill @CrowCAH Ooh thanks! @drokka This is coming along so well, the different greens are lovely 😊 2y
LeahBergen It's lovely! 2y
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Hipmommy
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Read this book for all the important reasons; what it reveals about transgender identities, the history of Hungarian Jews during WW2, and for its revelations about the father/daughter relationships. But then, marvel at the smaller lessons, too: how to carefully, respectfully observe a life through the lens of learning and reconnecting. Faludi also shows how to ask just the right questions, and how to be open to the honest answers, too.

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Sue
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This book was an absolutely fascinating exploration of the complexities of gender and identity. I'm really looking forward to hearing Faludi speak next week.

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Preparing for the Sydney Writer's Festival by visiting the library and a tea shop in that order.

RaimeyGallant How was the festival? 2y
LapReader I'm completely addicted. I go every year. Next one is Byron Bay in August. Where are you from @RaimeyGallant ? 2y
RaimeyGallant Canada. :) 2y
LapReader Do you have Writer's Festivals there @RaimeyGallant ? 2y
RaimeyGallant We have them all over the country, yes. Thin Air is in Winnipeg, my city. 2y
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I picked this up based on a librarian recommendation without knowing anything about either the author or the work. There are so many layers to unpack in Faludi's search to understand her father and at the same time make sense of her own history. Despite a lack of connection to any of the story's many elements, I found Faludi's writing compelling and her immensely challenging parent fascinating. It's worth a listen just to hear the Anglo-Hungarian.

drokka I read one her books a while back and like her approach. I may give this audio a go. 2y
Spiderfelt Strife Faludi's response to everything is evasive. She's starts with a drawn out "Vellll", kind of like The Count on Sesame Street. 2y
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Sue
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So this week I was stoked to discover that Susan Faludi (Backlash) is going to be in my hometown discussing finding out about her estranged, elderly father's sex change. Having been a fan of Faludi's since the 90s I couldn't turn down the opportunity to hear her speak. I'm so excited!

Michelle_mck I heard her talk about it on the NYT Book review podcast and it was fascinating, enjoy 2y
Cinfhen Oh that sounds incredible! I've been itching to read this book, but it's still not available from my library (edited) 2y
EloisaJames Wow --it sounds amazing!! 2y
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LibrarianRenee
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Sunday read.

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KVanRead
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There is so much to unpack in this incredible book. It's such a well-written, honest, personal, and deeply researched investigation into identity that covers so many topics and ideas but the one that really stands out for me is the destructive, damaging wrong-headedness of insistence on the binary in gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, politics—everywhere it seems to cause nothing but pain and exclusion. I wonder if we'll ever move beyond it.

kspenmoll Nice review! Thx! 👏📚 3y
KVanRead @kspenmoll Thx! Highly recommend. 3y
Spiderfelt This line really sums up the whole book. 2y
KVanRead @Spiderfelt Right?! I felt that way too. 2y
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KVanRead
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Six hours into this audiobook and it is fascinating. The engrossing mix of personal and political is giving me all the feels. Distressed at the impact of society's insistence on gender binaries and outward appearance. Feels like patriarchy once again controlling the narrative.😡

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KVanRead
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Started this on today's walk for my #20Best2016 challenge. So good so far!!!

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DeborahSmall
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#17booklove #nonfictionlove I don't read much non fiction but after watching an interview with Susan Faludi on BBC last year I knew this was a story I had to read. I still haven't got round to it yet but I'm looking forward to this fascinating story about a daughter in search for her father and the stories and truths that unfold on her journey ❤️📚

vivjm This was one of top reads of 2016. I hope you enjoy it! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love your bag!👍🏻❤📚 3y
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DeborahSmall
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#bookmail The Last Town turned out to be signed! Amazon marketplace is great for second hand books in 'like new' condition 📚❤️

JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤❤ 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Pick up this book for its insights into how identity --national, religious, ethnic, sexual-- can be used to manipulate and scapegoat and oppress. I found the beginning chapters focusing on her father's sex change and her fraught relationship with him the least compelling; the book really picks up when Faludi casts her eye over the history of transsexualism, and of Hungary and its Jews. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterI #audiobook

awishman Is this book transgender friendly or would it be a trigger? I've heard very mixed things. One concern I have is the author's use of transsexual versus transgender. I have a gender expansive child and want to be informed but not triggered (I have the news for that!) 3y
BookishMarginalia @awishman Faludi's father is a trigger in him/herself throughout life and due to all sorts of life choices. Faludi's main argument is that identity (broadly considered across categories) is not binary and shouldn't be reduced to either/or categories. The book is not easy to categorize, nor is it a comfortable read. I do think it is worthwhile, especially for understanding that gender, race, ethnic, and national identities pose complex questions. 3y
awishman Thank you so much for taking the time.to write such an insightful response. I really appreciate it. 3y
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Dorianna I have this on my Kindle. I'm glad to hear it was so interesting. 3y
Spiderfelt Excellent review. This is such a complex book. I finished it two days ago and still can't figure out what to say about it. I'm not clear on the difference between transgender and transsexual @awishman. Can you give me some insight? 2y
Spiderfelt Thanks for the link @awishman. It seems like the best answer is to simply ask the person in question what the words mean to them, or how they wish to be identified. Respect, no matter what. 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Now Faludi is discussing Hungary's current (re)turn to virulent anti-semitism, totalitarianism, and fascist ideals, in the name of "Hungarian Hungary." It is terrifying. I highly recommend this book, not as memoir, but as cautionary tale. It is most compelling not when discussing transsexualism, but how issues of identity are preempted by far-right elements to fuel hatred and oppression. #WeHoldTheLine #BeInformed

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BookishMarginalia
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Running errands while listening to the audiobook. Faludi has moved beyond her father's experience and into broader historical and sociological concerns. The bookis much better for it👍🏼

Lcsmcat I read her Backlash in the 80s and thought it very good, (although it often made me angry). Have you read it? How does this one compare? 3y
Megabooks Good to know! 3y
BookishMarginalia @Lcsmcat I enjoyed it, though the first chapters were tough to get into because they were focused on the father. Once her focus expanded to broader political and sociological concerns I was hooked. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Currently reading. Not sure what I think yet. If I were reading the printed version, I don't think I would power through at all, but the audiobook does make it hard to double check things... it doesn't help that Faludi's father is an utterly unappealing person... #24in48

kiminreverse I've heard such great things about this one. From the approximately two people I know who've heard of it, haha. 3y
Megabooks Oh dear! I picked this up on audio too. 3y
BookishMarginalia @kiminreverse @Ebooksandcooks It might grow on me. I have over 8 hours to go still 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I honestly can't believe all the amazing Kindle deals since Christmas. I need them to go back to books that don't interest me! 📚📚📚📚 #happybibliophage

jpmcwisemorgan Tell me about it. 3y
LauraJ I'm trying so hard to resist. 3y
Handmade_Redhead I know! I've bought 14 books since 12/25. 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Handmade_Redhead Pretty sure I've got you beat there. Now I just need 48 hours in every day! 3y
UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 3y
Cinfhen I'm REALLY interested in 3y
Cinfhen Now , I need to see if the deal is still on, thanks 💕 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I think that was a Daily Deal. 😰😰 3y
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vivjm
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Just starting this. Should be an interesting read!

TNbooklover66 This looks really good. I hadn't heard of it until I saw you reading it on GR. Hope you like it! 3y
vivjm @TNbooklover66 I think I saw it on one of those "best of 2016" lists & thought it sounded fascinating 3y
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Woohoo, Books of 2016 review!
"In the Darkroom" is new to me and looks complicated and fascinating: "Faludi attempted to untangle the gordian knot of her father‘s identity, not just as a trans woman, but as a fashion photographer and retoucher, an abusive husband, a Hungarian, and a Jew who returned to the homeland where she had once lived as a hunted minority under the Nazi regime." What a description!

#Bestblurb #seasonsreadings

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Wow.. Susan Faludi is a masterful writer and her father is a fascinating and elusive subject. Susan combines a journalist's objectivity and rigorous inquiry with a daughter's frustration and compassion. This is also a timely read since she investigates how xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and the far right took over Hungary in 1941 and are rising again. (Picture of Susan & Stefanie Faludi after Stefi's transition. Father is Stefi's preferred term.)

alisahar PS: read this book for the @bookriot #2016ReadHarderChallenge to read a book by or about a person who is transgender. 3y
DeborahSmall This looks great! Thanks 👍🏼📚 3y
alisahar @DeborahSmall hope you enjoy it! Well worth reading 3y
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alisahar
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Susan Faludi at Boston Book Festival. I haven't read her book yet but I'm next in line for my hold at the library. #BBF2016

alisahar Surprised there aren't more Litsy-ers here! 3y
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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My reads for August. I'm not quite a voracious reader as many on this site...but I did really enjoy all three books! 🤓

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Thedrunkstrawberry
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My reads for August. I'm not quite a voracious reader as many on this site...but I did really enjoy all three books! 🤓

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Thedrunkstrawberry
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Book club book finished with ten minutes to spare!!

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Thedrunkstrawberry
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You know you're a book nerd when....you have an hour to kill so you go to a bar to read 😂

britt_brooke Books and booze just go together. 👍🏻 3y
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MrBook 😂😂😂😂👍🏻 3y
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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I usually don't do book clubs, but a dear friend honored me in asking me to be a part of Wines and Spines (a carefully selected group, members must bring a bottle of wine they feel represents the book). This book is amazing so far, and I was in love when it quoted one of my favorite poems.

MrBook Great bookclub concept! I ran several 😊. 3y
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Yossarian
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Which kind do you prefer?

AudreyMorris I prefer "just different than my life". Not better or worse. 3y
Simona @Yossarian My choice is way better or way worse.... I don't have to read about "misery of my life" in books ? 3y
BookishFeminist Depends on my mood. Can I pick all of the above? 3y
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DragonSadhana All of them. 3y
Echo All! Therapeutic in very different ways. Good for the soul to have variety! 3y
Yossarian @BookishFeminist No! I must know what sort of box to stereotype you into. 3y
BookMusings Love them all! My favourite kind of books! 3y
TheMaineWifesLife Neither! I dislike memoirs!!! 3y
BookishFeminist @Yossarian ? classify me under "obnoxious nonconformist" then 3y
Leelee.reads Depends on the tone! The Glass Castle chronicles miserable event after miserable event, but never left me feeling sad. Instead, I felt her resilience. I dislike the kind of book that leaves me feeling like, "Well, their life really sucked..." Too depressing. 3y
Em890 @Leelee.reads I'm with you. Glass Castle had the potential to be really sad but was more about her strength and the things she learned from the miserable events rather than wallowing in self-pity. 3y
britt_brooke Memoirs are one of my favorite genres! Anything different from my life suits me. 😉 Right now, I'm reading Home is Burning. It's very sad, but the author is funny and crude and says inappropriate things (which I love in a memoirist). 3y
JillMoore1226 All of them! 😊 3y
LivinginaLibrary About the same but different. I don't like books where it's all misery or books that are look how great I am. But somewhere in between is always good especially if it has a focus like a specific trip or emotional journey. 3y
catieohjoy Better than my life doesn't do much for me (no memoirs of happiness and success have stayed with me). I love moments of surprising humor in sad/heavy memoirs, and striking descriptions of the "ordinary" in an exceptional writer's memoir are so satisfying and lovely—so similar to my life, or worse. 3y
Abailliekaras Better, especially if travel/ outward-looking eg Dickens abroad; Edith Wharton cruise of the Vanadis. Worse can be illuminating: Teffi; Nelson Mandela; or, just a great writer: Zweig 'world of yesterday', Pahmuk 'Istanbul', Dylan's chronicles, murakami on running. 3y
KVanRead I agree with @Leelee.reads Tone is everything. My ideal book has an arc containing all three. I like my characters falling in and climbing out of holes and if I can relate to them so much the better! 3y
Misanthropester memoir's default setting is trite & unsatisfying egoism...so I guess 'pretty much like your life' 3y
ReadThisBookYall Worse. I'm not above a bit of schadenfreude! 😈 3y
releasekarma Worse. I love sad or disturbing stories. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm fairly recent to finding the joy in memoirs, but so far my preferences generally tend to go with fun/joyish outlook on life (not really better than, but positive) OR people who are very different than myself. My way of traveling in another shoes for awhile...It's that darn anthopology background 3y
kammartinez Depends on my mood. The more misanthropic I feel, the more likely I am to pick up a book about people who have it worse than I do. 3y
JacqMac Depends on my mood, too. Sometimes I like happy stories, but often I prefer the worse pile. 3y
Bookies As it turns out, I like books by people whose lives mirrored mine. "I remember that! I forgot about that!" kinds of books. 3y
heikemarie I will listen to any memoir in any of these categories as long as it is read by the author. That's now my singular type: audiobook, read by author. 3y
Vexingcircumstance I wish they were actually organized this way lol 3y
bookishchelle All of the above! 🤓📚 3y
Bookfaery Depends on the day 3y
AmberJoy LOL I like way better than my life or way worse than my life. 3y
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Momarti
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"How could I begin to assess the truth of a story whose very point was to confirm the storyteller as an extremely effective liar?"

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Megabooks
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This review caught my attention. Has anyone read the book?

AnnieMay There's an extract on the guardian online if you want a sample... 3y
Megabooks Thanks @AnnieMay 😃 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa No, but that sounds intriguing! 3y
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In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.

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Yossarian
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I guess the Nook payouts came a few days after the Kindle ones. That's about enough for a free new Hardback! I've been eyeing Susan Faludi's memoir, or maybe an oversized graphic novel .... I'm going to end up spending this $33 multiple times, I'm sure.

Pelican71 I received mine today too. It was actually more than the amount that I got from Amazon. I'm a happy reader!📚💸 3y
Twocougs Been doing the same thing myself😀 3y
TheBookDream What was the payout for? 3y
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TheMirandaWrites I just finished spending mine as well! 😊🎉 3y
oliviaarmes That's so cool! Enjoy it 🐵 3y
Julsmarshall I've begun to use mine too! 📖❤️ 3y
Victoria_C I got $73 and it's already gone. And not even books. 😞 3y
Meghan1 I haven't gotten mine yet! :( 3y
Yossarian @TheBookDream there was a class action suit about publishers and booksellers colluding to keep ebook prices high. The settlement went out to Kindle users a few days ago and Nook today -- based on how much you spent on ebooks during a set period of time. 3y
panache113 I only got a 1.57 from nook. 3y
jmkeene Totally confused, since I got a B&N one but not a Kindle one, when I've purchased waaaay more Kindle books. Must be a timing issue. 3y
jmkeene But yay you!!! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I got almost $22 back! 3y
BookManiac I got mine too now to decide what to get :) 3y
Fullaboti O_O i got 3.14 back. I guess i work at a library and it shows? 3y
TheNextBook I got some money back too and I am excited! Do I fill the book up, go for a few paperbacks or get a hardcover? I dont know. Been looking at my TBR to see what I really want! 3y
Laura317 I got @ $11 back! Yay! 3y
LisaJo I got $16 back! Book Money! 3y
ej0728 I got just enough to buy some used paperbacks I've been jonesing for. Nothing better than the smell of well loved books....or someone's stale home, but whatever 😉 3y
TheGreatKatsby I got $18.02. How do they calculate $18.02? 3y
Leaglette I only got $4.71! What was I doing wrong? Haha. 3y
tricours Is this a US/UK thing? 3y
bookishkris @TheGreatKatsby The amount is based on which publishers you bought books from, and whether said books were NYT best sellers or not. I have a penchant for best sellers, apparently. I'm ashamed to admit how much my credit was. @tricours I believe it's a US thing. 3y
TheGreatKatsby @bookishkris, thanks, I haven't followed it much. 3y
Scarls17 So exciting! 3y
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BethFishReads
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One my most anticipated books of summer. Despite my photo, this memoir is really about Faludi's journey to learn about her estranged father & her discovery of family secrets, gender-identity issues, how history affects personal lives, and the power of the past. What is the nature of self-identity?

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Tonton
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Great review in The Guardian, addresses identity, obliteration of past history and self, renewal and raising the past again. On my must read list.

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