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An honest memoir from the youngest child of an American
Family - beautifully read and not easy to stop push on audible. I felt calm as I listened. I wanted to meet this woman and know more.
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I enjoyed Tracy K. Smith's memoir. The primary purpose of it was the sharing of her life with her mother and her mother's death. At one point Tracy mentions discovering the value of telling one's own story; she did that well. I imagine that she received many blessings in the telling of her story.
Tracy must be a little bit older than my children. It was good to be reminded of how life is the same and yet different in each generation. Also, I found insights into the way Tracy was impacted by racial prejudice. Those of us, who have not had to experience skin color as an issue, may still have doubts about our value during our youth but we have not had this to contend with and I think it is helpful to be reminded of the pain of our sisters and brothers. That said, I hope that potential readers will not avoid this read by assuming it is a treatise on race relations for it is not. This is a touching memoir full of love and coming of age issues in the late twentieth century. I truly am grateful to have learned about this writer.
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