Real American

Real American

A Memoir

Book - 2017
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Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other.".
Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250137746
Branch Call Number: History 305.8 Lyt


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Apr 01, 2018

A painfully honest, well written memoir. Parts, specifically people's cruelty towards another, were hard to read. But well worth reading.

Oct 29, 2017

A powerful and passionate examination of self in racially divided America. The writing is raw and elegant at the same time. I plan to buy this book so that I can return to it often.


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