In a dramatic, moving work of historical reporting and personal discovery, award-winning journalist Mark Whitaker sets out to trace the story of what happened to his parents, a fascinating but star-crossed interracial couple, and arrives at a new understanding of the family dramas that shaped their lives-and his own.
"Like Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, Whitaker's memoir is in many ways an iconic story of the post civil rights era, one in which transcending racial barriers liberates people to succeed and fail in their own peculiar ways." (Publishers Weekly)
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The characters came to life. The author managed to immerse you in his life. One of the most well written books I've ever read.
His father moving the family to California, only to end up in divorce. His struggle to grow up without help from his Father.
Very smooth narration. I actually thought it was the author, he read it so well.
Made me very empathetic and sometimes angry at the Father.
This was a great listen. I had no idea what the book was about but selected it anyway. I was taken in the moment the book began and became so engrossed I actually cried at the end.