Good Talk

by Mira Jacob | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0399589066 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sarradee of Mansfield, Texas USA on 5/31/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by sarradee from Mansfield, Texas USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Mira Jacob's touching, often humorous, and utterly unique graphic memoir takes readers on her journey as a first-generation American. At an increasingly fraught time for immigrants and their families, Good Talk delves into the difficult conversations about race, sex, love, and family that seem to be unavoidable these days.

Inspired by her popular BuzzFeed piece "37 Difficult Questions from My Mixed-Raced Son," here are Jacob's responses to her six-year-old, Zakir, who asks if the new president hates brown boys like him; uncomfortable relationship advice from her parents, who came to the United States from India one month into their arranged marriage; and the imaginary therapy sessions she has with celebrities from Bill Murray to Madonna. Jacob also investigates her own past, from her memories of being the only non-white fifth grader to win a Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest to how it felt to be a brown-skinned New Yorker on 9/11. As earnest and moving as they are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, these are the stories that have formed one American life.


Funny and poignant. Mira's memoir starts with her attempt to explain racism and other topics to her son who asks a lot of difficult questions. Much self examination ensues.

Released 1 yr ago (6/26/2022 UTC) at Dirty Job Brewing Company Little Free Library #80399 in Mansfield, Texas USA

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