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

  • 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...
  • Anjuli
    Dec 22, 2018
    Wow. Just, wow. I really loved this book. I?ve been reading a few stories a day and finally finished. I think this collection of essays is something that everyone should read. It really highlights that there are so many ways to be American. ...
  • Rachel
    Jan 16, 2019
    I cried through out the whole book because the stories were so inspiring. It is a great book. ...
  • 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! ...
  • 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...
  • Sarah
    Feb 13, 2019
    I really have enjoyed all the essays about growing up in America. All the authors came at it from a different angle, but there were a lot of common themes, and most of them grew up in the 80s and 90s like I did so there was a lot of fun nostalgia sprinkled throughout. It's heartbreakin...
  • sara
    Feb 12, 2019
    I have been really busy with school lately and am so thankful to have books, to escape and take a break from all of the work I have to do. ... I got to say that I really enjoyed this book in that it gave me different perspectives in what it is like to be an American. I got to learn a...
  • 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...
  • Katie Al-Akhras
    Jan 16, 2019
    I truly enjoy this book. It is a collection of short memoirs from Hollywood, and some political figures who grew up as third culture kids. Being born from immigrant parents and navigating their life as Americans. This book has made me appreciate how third culture children are so ad...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Roseanna
    Feb 12, 2019
    A FANTASTIC book that contains so many of our stories. A highly recommended read for ALL Americans!! ...
  • Niamh
    Dec 19, 2018
    As a global nation, we are struggling to pull together the divides that threaten to separate us. As governments shut-down over so-called 'border security', as people turn their backs on allies and groups that have promised laws and rights to the most vulnerable, we need voices of hope ...
  • Gloria Mackay
    Dec 10, 2018
    Such an emotional journey for both the writers and the reader. ...
  • Laura
    Jan 13, 2019
    Excellent! I want more! I totally understand some reviewers complaints about the depth of some of the stories but I think that's not really fair. The idea was to share what personal experiences they felt was important in their life as it pertains to their personal, ethnic identity in...
  • Kara Cutler
    Feb 04, 2019
    ?We live as citizens of a country that does not always claim us or even see us, and yet, we continue to build, to create, and to compel it toward its own promise.? - America Ferrera This collection of personal accounts provides many heartfelt glimpses into the rich and varied f...
  • 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. ...
  • Ying
    Jan 30, 2019
    I'm glad we're living in an era of contradictions. Awareness of immigrant stories is at an all time high, but in certain places tensions between immigrants and non-immigrants are also at an all time high. I've enjoyed reading and listening to people's experiences over the past year. ...
  • Libbie Buchele
    Feb 01, 2019
    Eye opening This book taught me a lot. It gave me hope, because the folks in this book are changing the way America looks and redefining who is allowed to be role models, teachers, actors and leaders. May my beloved country continue to evolve and redefine itself ...
  • Valyssia Leigh
    Jan 12, 2019
    An exceptionally relevant, beautiful book in this ignorant, paranoid climate of rabid nationalism. Do yourself a favor, take a break from their farcical dystopia and read this. ...
  • Nena
    Jan 11, 2019
    I laughed, cried, sympathized and emphasized with the stories. I love how candid the stories were. I wish some of the stories were their own books. I highly recommend this book, especially in today's politics. ...
  • Missy
    Jan 15, 2019
    Short story format. A bunch of famous people, and more that I didn't think I knew but actually did when it said what they've done, talk about how their individual cultures reflected on their experience growing up in America. Very insightful, and they all had varying experiences, so don...
  • 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...
  • 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; ...
  • 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...
  • Elena
    Jan 12, 2019
    I loved this book. I have a biracial daughter and this opened my eyes to how she may view the world. On her Mexican side she is the first American - her dad let his visa expire - her grandmother came over undocumented. I want to teach her her Mexican culture, their traditions. We live ...