American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents? homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, havi From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-pe...

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Title:American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures
Author:America Ferrera
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B075RVP6JJ
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:337 pages pages

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Oct 25, 2018
    This collection features essays from many different Americans across many different cultures and identities. It includes actors and actresses as well as sports figures, authors, activists, and more. Topics vary from serious to lighthearted, so there's something for everyone here. I wis...
  • T
    Nov 01, 2018
    Phenomenal collection of vignettes from children of immigrants that are at turns familiar and fresh, rib-tickling and eye-opening. Highly recommend. America: yes, denied sleepovers (but justly so)! Reshma: yes, denied custom name keychains! Glad she didn?t change her name when...
  • Shaunna Caitlyn
    Oct 31, 2018
    American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures gives a glimpse into the life and experiences of people that have grown up between two cultures, one being American. I think these stories are so important and came out at such an important time. Not only does this show the racism ...
  • Jacqueline
    Oct 14, 2018
    I haven?t written a review in a while, but I?m in tears and this book was one of the most beautiful things I?ve ever read. Every single essay in this compilation is incredibly important and carries so much power with it. I never wanted it to end. Please, please go get a copy! ...
  • Robin
    Oct 23, 2018
    Thanks to Goodreads and Gallery Books for the beautiful copy of American Like Me. From the Book Blurb: From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of gro...
  • Randy
    Oct 17, 2018
    I love the IDEA of this book. In practice, many of the pieces are beautifully rendered and emotionally rich, but too many are just not very well written which affects their message. I think I may have enjoyed this book better in audiobook form or if I read it over a longer period of ti...
  • L
    Oct 06, 2018
    I haven't finished a book in a while for a number of reasons. No small part is due to what is happening in America right now. I needed this book. I needed to hear about the voices who aren't usually heard. And true, all of these people are celebrities or are notable for one reason ...
  • Kate
    Oct 22, 2018
    A beautiful book that I look forward to having on my own shelves and watching my between-cultures girls discover as they get older. All the essays moved me, but particularly Tanaya Winder and Martin Sensmeier (both writing from a Native perspective), and Uzo Aduba (a Nigerian-American)...
  • Krissy
    Sep 25, 2018
    I laughed, I cried! ...
  • Amanda Peña
    Oct 04, 2018
    ?But what ARE you?!? As someone who?s grown up, especially as a child, not knowing exactly what to tell people when they ask where I?m from after I say, ?Here?? or ?My family is from Texas, they?ve always been from Texas..? I?m just American, right? ?But you lo...
  • Punam Sachdev
    Oct 04, 2018
    Shed a few tears reading this book. Wish I had reflected more on the various immigrant/child of immigrants experiences as I was growing up...didn?t realize until much later how we were all writing our own chapters for ourselves and the next generation...and how different families add...
  • Erin
    Nov 03, 2018
    As someone who doesn't have firsthand experience being an immigrant or having immigrant parents, I'm often looking for books that can help me better understand this sector of the population. America Ferrera did a fantastic job putting together a collection of stories from many well-kno...
  • Emily
    Oct 26, 2018
    It's odd, these days, to encounter writing that is so un-cynical about America. With rare exceptions, the stories in this book are overwhelmingly positive - story after story expressing gratitude towards hardworking immigrant parents, telling of success despite the odds, people living ...
  • Beatrice
    Oct 23, 2018
    What a fitting collection of essays for 2018. Some essays were stronger than others. Despite that, I think all of the voices featured in this collection deserve to be heard. It is important to understand the American experience from ALL types of American voices. This is a book that hel...
  • Amanda Kingston
    Oct 28, 2018
    ?I think stories and songs come to us at different points in our lives. I will believe they are told and sung in different ways to reflect the mirror we need to look into. I carry many stories and songs.? ??? ?Under the description for the purpose of her visit are scrawle...
  • Sabina
    Oct 07, 2018
    I loved the diversity of stories in this one, reading about Native American reservations, Filipino trans pageants, Indian sari-inspired prom dresses, and everything in between. But these essays as a collection kind of let me down. The authors are all celebrities, but they aren?t all ...
  • Shadowdenizen
    Oct 07, 2018
    This book is utterly compelling, and came at quite literally the perfect time in our American history. I think this is not only an IMPORTANT book, but a NEEDED one. As things begin to change and move forward in our country (hopefully for the better!), there will understandably be so...
  • Charity
    Nov 17, 2018
    One of the most effective small things we cis white people in the United States can do is to read other people's stories with curiosity, veracity, love, and gratitude. And do it over and over, for as long as we can read or listen. ...
  • Michelle Ahronovitz
    Nov 06, 2018
    I didn?t expect to identify with this anthology as much as I did. Growing up, the fact that I have light skin made me feel like I couldn?t identify at Latinx or that I had to explain my dad?s background to explain why i was so pale. The fact that I understand Spanish and can spea...
  • Ruby
    Sep 27, 2018
    "I invited my friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories in this book so that we might build community; so that we could ientify our whole selves within a larger culture that tends to leave important pieces of our stories out; so that our voices would amplify one another's as we...
  • Sachi Argabright
    Sep 28, 2018
    Please stop whatever you?re doing and buy this book! I knew it would be right up my alley, but this book greatly exceeded my expectations. I was blown away by most of the essays, and was able to relate so closely to their themes. As person of mixed race who was raised by a Japanese i...
  • Mallory
    Nov 08, 2018
    America Ferrera has put together an earnest, honest, powerful, and brilliant collection of personal essays and stories. I am not sure a book has ever filled my heart so much. So much hope. So much radical love. So much pride in what being an American can mean. So much appreciation of...
  • Herman
    Oct 23, 2018
    We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in ? and we're stopping a lot of them ? but we're taking people out of the country. You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals. And we're taking them out of the country at a level a...
  • Barbara Tarnay
    Oct 24, 2018
    I wasn't sure what the tone of this book would be given the deep divide in our country. I was very pleased that the tone of the essays were very positive. I think most Americans faced some them vs us at the time of immigration, regardless of when they immigrated. Sadly, many people for...
  • Kate
    Oct 27, 2018
    A really interesting book of essays about the immigrant (or child of immigrants) experience in America as told by a lot of famous, successful people. It also includes the voices of natives who are treated like immigrants even though they were here before Columbus. Many of essays are al...
  • Madeline O'Rourke
    Nov 05, 2018
    American Like Me is a wonderful collection of diverse stories centred around the mixing of cultures, oftentimes through immigration. I really was impressed by the variety of authors. Though they're all famous in some way, there are actors, singers, politicians, activists, and more; ...
  • Audi Chastain
    Oct 23, 2018
    I loved this book so much I?m sad I finished. Incredible. ...
  • Amanda
    Oct 11, 2018
    Not to be all "I couldn't put it down!" but I couldn't put it down. As a white, third-generation non-American, I definitely wasn't the target demographic, but there were still so many moments and emotions that rang true to my life and experiences. It gave me so much to think about rega...
  • Alexandra Council
    Nov 05, 2018
    ?American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures? takes a close look at personal stories from writers, actors and actresses, comedians, athletes, politicians and more, about life between cultures. Some of the 31 authors were born in the U.S., others came to the U.S. at 10 ye...
  • Kelly 💜☕️
    Oct 18, 2018
    Such a great collection of stories from immigrants and children of immigrants. So many famous people that everyone knows at least 5 of the 32. You may not know them by name, but once you hear their accomplishments, I realized I knew more than I expected. America Ferrera compiled an...