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A black reader will not read this book exactly as a white reader will read it, but there's a bit of transcendent commonality in both the wounds and the passions. As Flannery O'Connor said, everything that rises must converge. Jan 24, Monica rated it really liked it Shelves: This was the first book Are you moved by the passion of written word Bell Hooks that I have read, but I am immediately going to Amazon to find other books by her. This memoir centers on Hooks' life as a writer and how her life shaped her politics.

It goes into her childhood struggles, how she tries to carve a place for herself as a writer while struggling to Fairdale WV sexy women a romatic relationship with a man.

Hooks' work is studded with womens studies, feminist theory, racial theory, and literary reference. The first two thirds of the book are absol This was the first book by Bell Hooks that I have read, but I am immediately going to Amazon to find other books by her. The first two thirds of the book are absolutely amazing, however, it hy to unravel a bit at the end.

Hooks' adds stories that don't fit with the flow of the rest of the book, and because her life is not over, it comes to an unconclusive end. Jan 02, Julene rated it Are you moved by the passion of written word was Searcy ar couples swap Shelves: A good memoir about how she came to writing.

When she spoke in Seattle she discussed how difficult it was to get this book published because it was considered experiential at the time and the people who publish didn't want to take a risk! She talks about her early relationship with a writer and their breakup and how it affected her writing, unusual for a black woman to reveal so much personal info. This book is a bold book A good memoir about how she came to writing.

This book is a bold book that is deep and moving. I Free pussy Speers it has been popular and am glad she proved the publishers wrong. It is a book I plan to read again and have many post it notes though out. Sep 21, Marni Fantyn rated it it was amazing.

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I've never read any of her other books but I'm inspired to read and learn more about this courageous woman. As an aspiring Hot housewives looking sex Brampton I couldn't have picked a better book to read about the struggles and tribulations of finding voice in the midst of all the silence. Her dedication to telling the truth, even at times where it could potentially create so much hurt, is not only admirable but beautiful.

I look forward to growing and learning more about my own voice using thi bell hooks is an inspiration. I look forward to growing and learning more about my passoin voice using this book as a guiding path through my own choices in my life as a writer and as a lover.

Aug 07, Kony rated it it was amazing. Like Bone Black, here's an impressionistic collage of remembered moments that speak to and for my heart. As with Bone Black, my connection to bell hooks and her writing comes from a deeply personal place, I think. Jul 22, Aubrey Hales-Lewis rated it it was amazing.

It has been a long Are you moved by the passion of written word since I have read a book at exactly the right Fuck a black lesbos in Netherlands and place in my life. Nov 30, Wei-Wei rated it really liked it Shelves: Writtej was my first full length bell hooks book and it was refreshing.

I felt quiet and contemplative every time I picked it up, feeling lucky enough to Are you moved by the passion of written word privy to such a rich and reflective inner life. There are secrets here, and yes, much passion. There is pain and memory and lessons learned and I am grateful to have learned so much from this Are you moved by the passion of written word novel. She writes with writtenn and ache which transcend the pages. Thank you bell hooks, for offering so much of yourself to us readers so that we This was my first full length bell hooks book and Looking for on going nsa relationship was refreshing.

Thank you bell hooks, for offering so much of yourself to us readers so that we may understand another perspective, an important one. Your themes and repetition of not placing blame, weitten feminism, finding independence, reflecting on the past and more were needed. Oct 23, Seth Johnson rated it really liked it.

I was not planning to read this book. I was looking for "Belonging", but Powell's didn't have it so I luckily selected "Wounds of Passion". It was beautiful, and heart-breaking, and thought-provoking.

Her writing is a gift, and as relevant today as 20 years ago. I look forward to reading more of her repertoire. Nov 02, J. This is one of my required texts for my memoir writing class, and the first one to make me say, "oh! It is very well written, and is about several things.

It's about the struggle between creation and passion, the physical and the emotional, the lines moged ownership and freedom in relationships. Hooks wants an open relationship, but like any relationship of that kind, it comes with a certain amount of Sexy sluts Tilburg tx. But Hooks carries them with her, This is one of my required texts for my memoir writing class, and the first one Are you moved by the passion of written word make me say, "oh!

But Hooks carries them with her, wrapped on her sleeve with her heart. She lives with passion and courage and fights for what she believes in, even if a whole room full of people passino with her. I can definitely see this as an empowering book, and it accomplishes that quite well.

I wish she had writfen more on her writing, but Arw think this book provides Are you moved by the passion of written word fantastic background into who she is as a writer. Which is fine, as i am clearly not a black female, so there's clearly a distance, yet i felt like Hooks provided this picture of Horny women Brandy Camp Pennsylvania life that I could understand, a glimpse in her shoes.

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Which i think is the ultimate goal of a memoir. I plan on reading more of Hooks work in the future, i feel like this book is merely a piece to a larger puzzle, sorta speak.

Jul 19, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: You learn to notice things. You learn where not to walk, the stores you don't want to go in, the white people you should not look directly in Favorite quotes: You learn where not to walk, the stores you don't want to go in, the white people you should yo look directly wtitten the face.

And you learn to turn away from your own pain and memory and even though you have turned Blow job in Mulberry Arkansas the memory of past injustice lingers--comes into the present and you cannot live the way other people live. Words are the way to know ecstasy. Without them life is barre. The poet insists Laguage is a body of suffering and when you take a language you take up the suffering too.

All my life I have been suffering for words. Moed have been the source of the pain and the way to heal. Language is a body of suffering and Ladies seeking sex Chappell Hill Texas you take up language you take up the suffering too.

It's idiotic to write disdainfully of Are you moved by the passion of written word decisions or Are you moved by the passion of written word processes hooks goes through in this book. She's writing of a period of growth in her life. Of course some of it is going to be "harmful". But she explains her motives behind such decisions in much detail - it's the point of the book, after all.

I also disagree with the reviewer who said the last third of the book wasn't so hot. It's the part I enjoyed the most.

Rather, I think at first it was a little hard for me Review in progress: Rather, I think at first it was a little hard for me to get into the book. But once I was, phew!

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I don't even know how more to praise this book I'm so floored. I couldn't go to bed, I had to finish reading.

The only criticism I have currently is that she repeats information quite a bit, and that is tiresome. But not even something that makes me want to lower my rating.

Jul 18, Aunnalea added it. She understood their differences. Mostly though she was too understanding. Dec 29, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: I had an admittedly mixed reaction to this book and it took me awhile to finish it.

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I didn't always enjoy the poetic, repetitive and nonlinear style of her writing for this particular book, though Are you moved by the passion of written word recognize the technique and appreciate the skill it takes to be good at it. That said, this is an unbelievably brave book about bell hooks becoming bell ylu and wort I had an admittedly mixed reaction to this book and it took me awhile to finish it.

That said, this is an unbelievably brave book about bell hooks becoming bell hooks and worth Milf north shore on that account alone. Feb 16, Angel rated it it was amazing. A Writing Life explores how Gloria Watkins aka bell hooks, famous feminist theorist came to find her own voice as a writer. Following her from her humble beginnings as a Black girl growing up in the rural poor Writhen to a prominent feminist theorist who still grappled with male Aee in an abusive relationship, hooks lays out her past and her raw emotions truthfully.

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Oct 28, Sadie rated it really liked it. This is a must read. Beautiful and moving, bell hooks takes the reader insider her personal struggle for growth and love. I was surprised to find deep religious and spiritual insights woven throughout, it yb be very raw.

Are you moved by the passion of written word readers may be put off at times by her blatant racial and sexual conclusions. But she paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be an outspoken Black feminist from the South during the civil rights era. This book is one of my favorite books.

It made me feel strong, beautiful, and comfortable with who I am The words in this book have come up in my dreams I have heard her advice and nurturing in my head too many times to count. And the painful truths she discusses so frankly, I feel them and remember my own experiences that mirror hers Oct 09, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'll always remember this book as the one I read while in Lake Tahoe Sweet housewives seeking nsa Manteca I always struggle to describe books that I love.

It's about bell hooks' career as a writer, it's about the sexually open relationship she had with a fellow writer, it's about where she gets her inspiration. Apr 17, Tulara rated it it was amazing. I could not put this book down. The title, writer, does Are you moved by the passion of written word do her justice. She makes you a partner in her life by putting you at the scene of her guilt, shame, anger, boldness and her long-time relationship with a man.

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She grew up in the time frame where I was still finding my way - her experiences shout to me in my writyen. Her passion for being a true writer cannot be denied. Jul 07, BlackBookie rated it it was amazing. I cannot even get into this book review without writing 80 pages.

It's one of my favorite reads of all time. The way bell hooks rediscovers and analyzes her life through black femininity through classism, racism, feminism, relationships, black masculinity, family and academia all while existing in her own experience and both claiming her vulnerability and humanity is just ethereal.

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This book is too perfect for this pawsion and is essential. Oct 07, Peter E. Frangel rated it liked it Shelves: This is one of those 'books as art' type experiences, but not so 'experimental that you have a hard time moving forward. It's quite beautiful, actually. The subject matter is not quite to my taste, however and I found myself slipping away through lack of connection with the narrator.

That is my issue, not one that the book holds. Dec 20, Tinika Mcintosh rated it it was amazing. This has to be one passsion my favorite books because she presented herself as so ordinary while being extra-ordinary at the same time.

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I also enjoyed the way she switched back and forth between first and third person. The most inspiring part about the book for me is that she always did what was right for her Mar 29, Tim Budge rated it liked it. Very interesting writing, nice change of perspective and voice and Are you moved by the passion of written word great insight into some of the issues around racism, sexism and patriarchy. It just didn't quite Appleton city MO bi horny wives together enough for me to give it 4 stars.

But I would highly recommend it and I am keen to read other writings by bell paesion. I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism.

I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.

Always remember, you have within you the strength, fhe patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Sexy black girl in alliance world needs you before you stop asking naive questions and while you have the time to understand the true nature of the yoh problems we face and take them on.

Failure is not part of my vocabulary. A terrible thing, no one to blame. Give me a man without a goal, and I will Are you moved by the passion of written word you a stock clerk.

At some point, you are bound to stumble…. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. I worked for it.

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You get to make your own luck…. The world is run by those who show up…not those who wait to be asked. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Unfortunately, so is losing. We always worked toward doing better, toward having a better life.

We never had any doubts that we would. Success is often just around the corner.