I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir

I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir

It is time. It is time to free our voice. To speak is a revolution. For too long, through the most intimate acts of erasure, women have been silenced. Now, women everywhere are breaking through the limits placed on us by family, society, and tradition. To find our voices. To make space for ourselves in this world. Now is the moment to reclaim what was once lost, stolen, for It is time. It is time to free our voice. To speak is a revolution. For too long, through the mos...

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Title:I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir
Author:Reema Zaman
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:300 pages pages

I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir Reviews

  • Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Jan 27, 2019
    I Am Yours is a wild ride from page 1. Zaman's experience growing up as an average-looking Bengali girl where she stood out no matter what in Oahu and Bangkok gave her the strength and tenacity to endure the chaos of becoming a working actor and model in New York while juggling difficu...
  • Emily
    Apr 01, 2019
    Choose to experience this memoir in audio format and you will have a treat. The author's voice creates a deep intimacy between writer and audience. Her story addresses coming of age and feminist themes. She speaks for all women finding their voices and emerging out of the constraints i...
  • Michele
    Feb 11, 2019
    I wish I could buy limitless copies of this book and give it to everyone I know, then just to people that need to know they are loved, have a voice and matter! Reema Zaman is pure love and she has gone through some tough s!&t. To arrive on the other side sure of herself and purpose...
  • Melanie Brooks
    Feb 05, 2019
    A Fearless and Gorgeously Rendered Memoir Reema Zaman's inspiring journey to free her voice from the cultural binds that kept her silent is an enthralling and cinematic read. Her unflinching honesty and the poetic beauty of her words are the pearls residing in the pages of this book. ...
  • Tess
    Nov 13, 2018
    I am a bit baffled by the description of this book versus the content. It is clearly a memoir, as it depicts the author's life from her literal birth up until the decision to write said book. It seems to be a lot of platitudes from someone who has a very privileged background. I feel f...
  • dori
    Apr 06, 2019
    Thank you, NetGalley, for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. I fought car sickness to read this for several hours on a road trip (both ways) and ignored classwork in my hotel room later so I could stay up, lose sleep and read it some more. This memoir is poetry. Reema's writi...
  • Karina Cascante Zumbado
    Apr 16, 2019
    I went through this book in a couple of days, unable to put it down, also unable to stop nodding in agreeance to Ms. Zaman's compounding wisdom and humanity. It was moving to get to know someone so unremmitingly committed to compassion and human expression, and the inviolable sacrednes...
  • Vishy
    Mar 19, 2019
    I discovered Reema Zaman's memoir, 'I Am Yours', recently and I was excited to read it. In the book, Reema Zaman tells the story of her life, by narrating it to her imaginary friend from childhood. She describes how her parents got married, how her mother was a talented, literary p...
  • Dora Okeyo
    Dec 01, 2018
    The beauty of memoirs is that they give you an insight into an author?s experiences, struggles and life changing moments. Reema?s childhood is one where she sees what conforming does to the voice of her loved ones. "I search myself for hunger only to realize I haven?t the kind...
  • Amy Bond
    Feb 05, 2019
    The poetry of Reema Zaman?s beautiful book ?I Am Yours? is so flawless and so musical that when I read it, it feels like she?s whisper singing the words of it into my ear, like a secret she is sharing with only me. It is so vulnerable and trusting that reading ?I Am Yours? ...
  • Ann ~ SheLovesThePages
    Mar 29, 2019
    I thought this was a really wonderful story. Zaman shares her story with us. It has that smash the patriarchy feel. What women do to conform to societal norms. I found her writing beautiful. And i recommend this book! ...
  • Angela
    Jan 13, 2019
    I didn't know that this was a memoir when I requested it from Netgalley and I'm so glad that I didn't because I normally don't read that genre very often. It wouldn't have been my first choice and then I would have missed out on this absolute gem of a book. That said, addressing some o...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 09, 2019
    This beautiful book has shaken me. Reema Zaman writes in a clear, poetic way that is haunting yet touching and real. But in spite of the captivating writing style, I think the book affected me so much because I too have experienced emotional abuse. It's a hidden trauma, but this book h...
  • Erin Khar
    Sep 02, 2018
    I was so fortunate to be sent an advanced copy of this phenomenal book. Reema Zaman spins literary magic out of love, emotional abuse, and life affirming moments. Her voice is so compelling. The prose is beautiful. This book is all about finding love in and around yourself. I highly re...
  • Karen
    Feb 19, 2019
    I admit, I struggled with the writing style of this book. The author writes to her imaginary friend/ other self. She reminisces, tells her story sometimes talking to this other self. Throughout the book I wondered, is this an imaginary friend she hasnt6grown out of, does she have anoth...
  • Jenny Forrester
    Oct 04, 2018
    The leaves of the Mimosa Touch-Me-Not plant fold inward and droop when touched and so the species is given to labels like Shame Plant and Humble Plant and Sensitive, names many of us are given when we behave in particular ways or are born to particular fates or particular bodies or par...
  • Menna
    Mar 01, 2019
    More like a 3.5 rating. The Dear Sugars podcast episode on emotional abuse that featured Reema Zaman was one of the most compelling things I heard in 2018. I pre-ordered her memoir as soon as I had Wi-Fi access again. I definitely felt seen by this book, especially the parts that descr...
  • joni edelman
    Feb 05, 2019
    Five stars for this debut. I was lucky enough to be given an advanced reader of this and I devoured it. There is discussion of eating disorder which I?d like to bring attention to but also note that each persons struggle is their own. It hasn?t been called a body positive m...
  • Lisa Ellison
    Feb 05, 2019
    Constructed as a love letter to her highest self, Zaman?s memoir chronicles her journey from young Bangladeshi girl trying to accommodate a world of loud silences filled with male rage and female grief to a force of nature who authors her own truth. As a teen and young adult, Zaman s...
  • Dana Mich
    Jan 10, 2019
    The #MeToo movement has created a vital outlet for women to break the silence, and understandably, the focus has centered on women?s anger. But what women need, now more than ever, is a courageous first-person narrative that celebrates the one true agent of empowerment: self-love. Re...
  • Soumya John
    Feb 18, 2019
    I Am Yours is the love story of a woman and her voice, something that's frightening to so many. Through frames of growing up in a broken home, birthing mental health illnesses, and facing men who abuse their power, Reema Zaman's resolve to rise and unite with her truth remains consta...
  • Dhrisya
    Mar 14, 2019
    Came across this book accidentally when i was browsing through netgalley and having never tried out the genre of "Memoir", I decided to give it a chance. "I AM YOURS: A SHARED MEMOIR", the title of book might at first seems cheesy but when you finally start reading it will be reveal...
  • Lara Lillibridge
    Feb 05, 2019
    I Am Yours is unlike any memoir I?ve read. It?s written as a love letter to her inner voice, an outpouring of love and acceptance. Reema Zaman has taken back her voice from those who wished to silence it, writing for all of us whom have ever felt invisible. This book is intrinsical...
  • Ronita Banerjee
    Dec 31, 2018
    "I am here. I love you. I am yours." Name- I am Yours Written by- Reema Zaman Published by- Amberjack Publishing Pages- 317 Review- Who does we truly belong to in this world? There might be several answers to this question but the right one would be- "ourselves".. "I am yours...
  • Madeline Lacy
    Feb 15, 2019
    I just finished I am Yours: a Shared memoir by Reema Zaman and wow! I was immediately pulled into the prose and her beautiful writing. The ways she described everyday things like the sky painted a picture in my mind. Zaman writes about her life and wanting to be a voice for those who h...
  • IquoImoh Terry
    Mar 17, 2019
    What an sincere, courageous story. A must read for women who will not backdown to patriarchy. The author speaks with such passion and it?s as if she is setting in your living room pouring her life out to you. Couldn?t put this book down. ...
  • Lauren
    Feb 24, 2019
    Zaman's writing is poetic yet gripping, not a combination you often come across. Zaman's memior focuses on relationships. The complicated relationship between her parents, her emotionally abusive relationships with men and her unhealthy relationship with her own body and eating disorde...
  • The Diverse Reader.
    Apr 09, 2019
    Reema Zaman is someone that has been through a lot in her life and created a shared memoir about her experiences that influenced her into the woman she is today. I was able to read I Am Yours to learn about Zaman and see what her life was like from a young age. I Am Yours tells a story...
  • Abby Maslin
    Feb 27, 2019
    I couldn't catch my breath my entire way through this stunning memoir. Zaman's prose is both poetic and distinctive; I'm not sure I can think of another author whose nonfiction writing is quite so lyrical. I fell in love with Reema over the course of this book and found myself nodding,...
  • Kriti
    Mar 08, 2019
    ?Tell the truth or someone will tell it for you? This is what I think of while reading this book. It?s a memoir of Reema Zaman, organized from Birth to adulthood. I don?t read a lot of non-fiction, but I?m really glad I had the opportunity to experience this memoir. She w...