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Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump

Philippe has created a funny, and at times harrowing, memoir of his experience as a Black man. Fans of similar memoirs, such as Damon Young’s What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, will enjoy the irreverence and recognize themselves in these pages.

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Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture

Though a scholarly work, this account is an important dissection of looking beyond the traumas of the past to find the happiness that existed (and exists) within the Black community.

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Mainstream Maverick: John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema

Though the narrative is at times dry, readers interested in a serious study of Hughes and 1980s cinema will enjoy this engaging book, which serves as a solid companion piece to Susannah Gora’s You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried.
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Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused

Linklater devotees, those who love Dazed and Confused, and anyone interested in 1990s indie film will appreciate Maerz’s detailed tribute.

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Let My People Vote: My Battle To Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens

An uplifting and hopeful chronicle of the power of faith, the rights of the disenfranchised, as well as a call for systemic change within the United States.
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You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not To Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor

A funny, biting take on U.S. race relations. Smyer will give readers a good laugh in tumultuous times.

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But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct: Lessons from a Life Behind the Camera

An enjoyable memoir that offers lessons on filmmaking, what counts as success in Hollywood, and the magic of film.
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Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Insight into Abrams and her personal and political journey are the main strengths of this important book. Those not familiar with U.S. voting history will find it to be especially informative.
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