Throughout this absorbing memoir-in-essays, there are moments when you can hear laughter beneath author Randa Jarrar's narration. Her warm, no-nonsense tone adds levitiy to the heavy subject matter, which includes domestic abuse and sexual violence. But Jarrar's laughing voice, sly asides, and obvious affection for her friends and lovers also highlight what makes this audiobook so memorable: her exuberance, self-love, and pride in her identity as a fat, queer Arab-American woman. She writes about being a poor single mother, surviving an abusive marriage, discovering connection and safety in kinky sex, and the racism she faces as a woman of Arab descent in America. Layered and insightful, sometimes harrowing and sometimes funny, this is a powerful audiobook made even better by Jarrar's vulnerable yet playful narration. L.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593413746 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593413753 $57.00
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