Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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There is something about the word delights that quickly brings to mind such things as sweetness, laughter, and endless flirtation. Ross Gay’s small book seems designed for the backpack.

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“The Women’s Suffrage Movement is for men as much as it is women. It’s for everyone, no matter what their sex, gender, ethnicity, or the color of their skin.

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“The night a stone-fisted neo-barbarian would beat her to gashes and aches everlasting.”

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“a book that speaks loudly to black lesbians and to anyone who dares to love fiercely.”

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“after reading her story, you might want to remove the modifiers: Eunice was not just a brilliant African American woman lawyer; she was a brilliant lawyer.”

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Remember that startlingly clueless statement early in the Trump presidency, something about “Frederick Douglass . . . is getting recognized more and more, I notice . . .”?

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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke is Jeffrey C. Stewart’s biography of one of the most influential scholars of the early 20th century.

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"Read this book. Do not wait until some modern Buffalo Bill makes this story into another epic movie about the West's greatest show!"

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“May we find the courage . . . to make this land . . . a more just, more reasonable, and more tolerant place.”

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“In all, this is a graceful story about a talented woman whose poetry and prose have, for the most part, survived for over 200 years. Mr.

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“a fascinating, illuminating, engaging story of what it takes to be successful at the highest levels.