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Eden Spodek

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An eye opening view into systemic racism in Canada

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Reviewed: 2020-07-29

An eye opening view into systemic racism in Canada as written and narrated by Desmond Cole.

Excellent exposé about the #MeToo #TimesUp movement

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Reviewed: 2020-02-25

How fitting that I finished this book the same day HW was found guilty of two charges of sexual assault. Hopefully there are more to come. Thank you, Ronan Farrow for your persistence in bringing this story to light despite many obstacles and difficult career decisions.

Love her even more after reading Becoming

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Reviewed: 2019-01-12

What a fascinating story, a glimpse into modern history and so relatable. Michelle Obama comes across as an ordinary, hard-working woman with an extraordinary life. She brings inspiration and hope even in such difficult times. The only criticism is I had to listen at 1.25x because she was reading a bit too slowly. At 1.25x she sounded more like the person we’re used to seeing and hearing on air.

Inspiring and motivating candid storytelling

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Reviewed: 2018-07-29

So glad I decided to buy this on a whim. It’s honestly one of the best autobiographies I’ve heard in a long time. I’m Caucasian so not sure how credible this will come across but if I were a woman of colour I would want my daughter hearing/reading Gabrielle Union’s story. I now know why we don’t see as much of talented actors of colour on screen and long for the day when casting becomes colourblind.