Real American

by Lythcott-Haims, Julie (Author)

ISBN: 9781250137746

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 microaggressions 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."

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., August 2017

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 6.1 W × 0 H

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