Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plai Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with des...

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Title:Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
Author:T Kira Madden
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1635571855
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls Reviews

  • Kevin
    Jun 05, 2019
    I have so many thoughts and feelings on this amazing book. First off, it's such a strong batch of work--varied personal essays that seamlessly build into a cohesive and stylistically interesting memoir. It actually feels like TWO books to me. The first is the life that T Kira lives in ...
  • Lindsay Hunter
    Jan 14, 2019
    I wish I could give 10 stars. I cried as it ended. A gorgeous and raw book. ...
  • Meakin Armstrong
    Aug 18, 2018
    This book is affecting ? it?ll make you cry and laugh?but it?ll also teach you a thing or two. Men need to read this, most of all. ...
  • Jessica Sullivan
    Mar 27, 2019
    This memoir in essays is so incredibly powerful and heartbreaking. I?m in awe of Madden?s raw talent?this beautiful tribute to her complicated family and herself. The first half of the book buzzes with late 90s and early 00s nostalgia as Madden recalls her middle school and hi...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Feb 06, 2019
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'I wanted love the size of a fist. Something I could hold, something hot knuckled and alive.' Growing up as a privileged child isn?t always as glorious as the rest of us think, and of course no one wants to hear you complain bec...
  • Kelly Hager
    May 28, 2019
    This is more of a collection of essays than an actual memoir. I asked for this for my birthday because I loved the title and the cover, and because it was getting a lot of buzz. I didn't know much else about it (I am a sucker for clever marketing). And I'm glad, because I ended up l...
  • Sara
    Jun 08, 2019
    Absolutely stunning. The writing?sentence by sentence? better than any I?ve read and the emotion, honest beautiful wise ? stirred me to tears multiple times reading. Ultimately it is Madden?s generosity permeating every page? every player, and self, the hand outward toward ...
  • Thomas
    May 11, 2019
    With such raw and emotive prose, reading this book felt like watching a series of bright, vivid movie scenes play one after another. T Kira Madden details her childhood in Boca Raton, Florida, a place of cult-like privilege and crime and extravagance and danger. She writes about her fo...
  • Ilana
    Feb 27, 2019
    So. Freaking. Good. <3 Review to come in NPR. ...
  • Adam Dalva
    Oct 07, 2018
    Update: Longer thoughts here: https://www.guernicamag.com/in-search... I came to this extraordinary memoir of linked essays through "The Feels of Love," a gobsmackingly good essay that the author wrote for Guernica Magazine. "The Feels of Love," which I have taught in every writing ...
  • Judy
    Sep 08, 2019
    In her debut, a memoir, T Kira Madden relates a childhood full of loneliness and confusion but also so much love that it did not destroy her. Reading the book I was aware of it being carefully crafted with the most beautiful language she could create. Without self pity she revealed em...
  • dori
    Oct 21, 2018
    . When this galley passed through my "you might enjoy this" I wasn't so sure at first - reading the memoir of someone who grew up with what appears to be a sizeable little pile of privilege isn't usually my steez, but I'd actually found my way to this Prada-bespectacled author via my n...
  • Jenna
    Apr 20, 2019
    Bittersweet, poignant, powerful, difficult to read at points. Moving and heartfelt and well written. ...
  • Amanda
    Sep 25, 2019
    DNF @30%. I was listening to the audio narrated by the author and just not enjoying it. ...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Dec 20, 2018
    Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir This was a quite gritty, but real memoir, written about a young girl growing up in Florida with a mother who was involved with someone else?s husband at first. They eventually got together and married, but it was not an auspicious ...
  • Donna Davis
    Apr 08, 2019
    3.5 rounded up. I received this book free and early thanks to Net Galley and Bloomsbury in exchange for this honest review, and I am sorry to be late providing it. The truth is, I couldn?t decide what to do with it. There was a tremendous amount of buzz in advance, and indeed, Madden...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    May 31, 2019
    A memoir in essays, a memoir in moments, a memoir of courage, a memoir of fearlessness. Writers of colour are redefining the genre and this sits perfectly next to Heavy by Kiese Laymon. I let Madden?s words and experiences wash over me and it was a singular and poignant experience. T...
  • Paris (parisperusing)
    Apr 07, 2019
    This one got pushed back after a tiresome February/March. However, Long Live started really good and I was entranced by Madden's provocative pen-pal relationship so I will certainly return and review in the future. ...
  • Cindy H.
    Dec 03, 2018
    WOW! Thank you NetGalley for this powerful and painful memoir so bravely and beautifully written by T. Kira Madden. In exchange for the ARC I offer my unbiased review. I fell for the title before I even knew what I was requesting. This is one of the most heart wrenching memoirs I h...
  • Trisha
    Feb 17, 2019
    T Kira Madden has written a beautiful memoir ? poetic, painful, honest. Despite the title, which may made me think that perhaps Madden didn?t have a family, it was quite the opposite. Madden has a family, and many members make an appearance, but at many times, she is as alone as if...
  • chantel nouseforaname
    Apr 08, 2019
    This book cut me open. #1 it's beautifully, poetically, artfully written. T Kira Madden, for a debut memoir - is a fantastic and marvelous writer. I was never bored, I was never thrown off her writing style. It was personal and you could really feel every emotion she went through a...
  • Rissa
    Sep 04, 2019
    We follow her life, her stuggles and achievements and see how she made it, and lost it. Its hard to explain a story like this when we go through the most of her life its hard to write it repeat it so simply but I really enjoyed this. ...
  • Brittany | thebookishfiiasco
    Feb 24, 2019
    ?Focus, he says. Move it. Put the hurt somewhere else.? . memoirs have always been my favorite. there is something that feels so healing and honest to me about taking that leap and putting it all out there. it?s an authenticity and an experience i never want to take for granted...
  • Jaime
    Apr 20, 2019
    ?When I think of my father, I think of my heart breaking in stages. A dull pain, then piercing. Electric. Still, somehow, gradual.? T Kira Madden [bloomsburypublishing #partner] last month I read and love T Kira Madden?s Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls This gem is ...
  • Hannah
    Aug 02, 2019
    Thinking a lot about the judgments I had going into this book. Doubting the content because I don?t normally reach for narratives about extravagance or wealth. Doubting my enjoyment because I knew the majority of this would be in a child?s perspective - my least favorite way of tel...
  • Lilly Dancyger
    Mar 05, 2019
    I am going to be telling people about this book for the rest of my life. Happy pub day, T Kira! ...
  • Nicky
    Apr 10, 2019
    A raw, unflinching and honest memoir. This is so far removed from my childhood it is hard to imagine but T Kira Madden is such a natural storyteller, you are right there in the time and place. ...
  • Kate
    Apr 25, 2019
    For more of my book content check out instagram.com/bookalong ? Madden's writing is arresting, it pulls you in and doesn't let go! ? The cover of this book is fantastic. It pretty and sparkly, but inside are dark essays where she is incredibly candid about herself and her past...
  • Katherine D. Morgan
    Apr 29, 2019
    I only discovered T Kira last year, but let me tell you: I?m already one of her biggest fans. Seriously. When I found out about her memoir being released, I knew that I had to snag a copy. And snag a copy I did. This book is one of the best memoirs that I?ve ever read, and as someo...
  • Cassie (book__gal)
    Mar 07, 2019
    This memoir is everything I search for in writing. Hopeful in spite of loss, redeeming without letting cruelty off the hook, and searching for truth. How do we love people when they continually disappoint us? When they fail us? Are there some people that are impossible to untangle ours...