Sag Harbor

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on 07-11-10


As a New Yorker, my hubby kept laughing at Whitehead's comedic memoires of his adolescence. This book is about a teenager finding himself, and I think that every kid can relate - whether black, white, rich or poor, because aside from the rich black teenager portrayed in the book, the novel deals with decisions, love, and the hardships of adolescence.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Sylvia Williams on 01-07-18

Nothing happens!

I listened to almost half the book waiting for the plot to take off. Finally lost interest!

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2 out of 5 stars
By ERT on 11-09-17

Really disappointing

I was really excited about this book before listening but it was mostly naval gazing. It might have been better with a different narrator.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Shoshana McKinney on 06-30-17

A Slice of Black Americana

I love this story! Its a slice of Black Americana and coming of age.

It takes place during the summer in the Black Hamptons neighborhood of Sag Harbor. A man looks back on his boyhood and the rites of passage that took place in 1985.

I would love to bring up boys in this type of environment with a close community, riding bikes everywhere and understanding their privilege within a Black neighborhood.

Its full of so many wonderful moments, especially sneaking the cokes!


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1 out of 5 stars
By Zane on 09-16-09


I have really liked other books by Whitehead, but I could not get through this meandering reminiscence. It's obviously a period which has stayed with him in great detail, but I needed something to happen. His first novel was great though.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 07-20-09

Not For Children

This book can to me through Audible Kids - I most definitely do not think this is a children's selection. While the book is good, there are references to drinking & sex that are not
suitable for kids.

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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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