New Review: My Life as a Goddess

I loved this book.51pbhwz36wl._sx329_bo1204203200_

I started with the Kindle edition and then realized that I should switch and listen to it in audio. I have no regrets about this book. This is NOT a cohesive and chronological memoir, but a collection of bio-essays on Branum’s thoughts, experiences, strengths. I will be going back through the Kindle edition because there are quotes from this book that I need in my life.

His ability to look at a larger subject and then reflect on its components before returning to the whole is remarkable. I particularly enjoy that use of English, so it’s very appealing to me. Your mileage may vary.

He swims back and forth within the essays in reflecting on his own privilege in some capacities, while impressing upon others to also understand the kinds of difficulties that are faced by gay men and by larger people.

His essay on his father, the section on Babette’s Feast, the contemplations on Canada and on the Punjab region- frankly, all of these sections should be taught in English 101 as examples of the narrative essay. They are exquisite.

I gifted my sister the Kindle book because I didn’t think she had time or quiet to listen to the audio version. I highly commend any version of this book to you, and sooner rather than later.

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