Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker?s Guide to Dancing. ?By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it?s exactly the book America needs at this moment.??Celeste Ng ?Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?? ?Is that how people really walk on the moon?? ?I A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, a...

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Title:Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
Author:Mira Jacob
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Genres:Sequential Art
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Reviews

  • Celeste Ng
    Aug 08, 2018
    GOOD TALK isn?t just Mira Jacobs's personal story: it also illuminates the increasingly fractured world we live in. By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it plunges fearlessly into the murky gray areas of race and family, of struggling to find common ground, of trying to talk to our ...
  • Elyse Walters
    Apr 08, 2019
    Update... I'm back!! (2nd read).....physical book this time. I can't say enough about this book!!!! After I listened to the Audiobook -- which I thought was BRILLIANT.... I ended up buying the physical -'graphic' book last week too. Its AMAZING!!!!! Mira Jacob outdid herself -A TRI...
  • Kelly
    May 21, 2019
    One of the best audiobooks I've listened to in a long time -- I didn't even know this was a graphic memoir, since I went straight to audio for it, and I missed out on nothing by choosing that format over the print one. Performed by a full-cast, it was very much a series of conversation...
  • Skip
    Jun 26, 2019
    Kudos to Mira Jacob for providing a light-hearted, but thoughtful and thought-provoking look at our currently fractured nation. Presented as a graphic memoir, she touches on many important societal issues, including family, love, marriage, religion, racism and racial tropes, politics, ...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Apr 28, 2019
    Ever since I read Mira Jacob's 2015 Buzzfeed article about her son's obsession with Michael Jackson and the questions it raised (and subsequently began following her excellent Instagram account, @goodtalkthanks), I have been desperate to read Good Talk. I waited impatiently for the boo...
  • Nenia ✨ Literary Garbage Can ✨ Campbell
    Jul 20, 2019
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I wasn't really sure what to expect with this one but I ended up liking it a lot. GOOD TALK is a graphic novel memoir told in conversations. The art is static, set against photographs or hyper-realistic drawings, and at ...
  • Jill
    Mar 17, 2019
    First a confession: from the advance blurb (?Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?? ?Are white people afraid of brown people??), my expectations for this book weren?t high. I suspected it might be another one of those feel-good, politically-correct books. But I loved Mira Jaco...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    Mar 28, 2019
    Of all the books dealing with the effects of the ascension of Donald Trump upon the American people, this one has been the most personal. In this beautifully realized graphic memoir, Mira Jacob tells her story of growing up as a first generation Indian, of her marriage to Jed, a Jewish...
  • Vivek Tejuja
    Apr 22, 2019
    We don?t know what life has in store for us till it flings itself in our faces. Then we know. Then we truly begin to see as it unfolds itself. Mira Jacob?s Good Talk is not just a memoir. It isn?t just a conversation. It is so much more that as I sit and type this, I literally ha...
  • Dianne
    May 31, 2019
    I loved this graphic novel! It?s the author?s story of growing up as a person of color in the United States, with a special focus on raising her young son in a post 9-11 New York City. Her son has a lot of questions about race and her best attempts to answer them honestly are poign...
  • Elizabeth A
    Jun 26, 2019
    Being of person of color in America is not easy. Oh, sure, it's easier in many ways than it's ever been, but it's not easy. Being a biracial/multiracial kid makes things even more complicated. This graphic memoir doesn't read like a a usual comic. The subtitle: A Memoir in Conversat...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Apr 08, 2019
    It is amazing to me how much Jacob fits into this book, how much it manages to contain, and how much it says not just about Jacob herself but about the present moment we live in. This is not just a book about raising a precocious biracial child in a world that treats his two parents ve...
  • Sahitya
    Apr 07, 2019
    I just stumbled upon this book on Twitter when the author Mira shared a couple of illustrations from the graphic novel about Indian aunties and I couldn?t stop laughing and I decided that I had to read it. However, I ended up not finding the graphic novel at my library and had to lis...
  • Emily May
    May 30, 2019
    ?I'm supposed to be thankful for everything. Thank you for publishing me! Thank you for asking me to attend an event! Thank you for thanking me for writing characters you could relate to despite them being Indian! Thank you for saying you almost felt like they were just normal peopl...
  • etherealfire
    Apr 27, 2019
    Gutted. My heart breaks for our country and its completely unnecessary, self-inflicted wounds. My heart breaks for the damage we are doing to ourselves and each other. This is a must-read. ...
  • Sara
    Jun 02, 2019
    ****MUST READ**** Graphic novel memoir about being brown in Trump's America....and just always America. True, funny, painful, excellent, and innovative photo/art/text images. ...
  • Jessica
    Aug 15, 2019
    I?ve never read a graphic novel or memoir before but I?m so glad I gave this a chance! It was a total Bookstagram-made-me-do-it, looking at you Lupita! Even after I purchased it and flipped through the pages, I wasn?t sure I would like it because the format was so different from ...
  • Kolumbina
    Aug 28, 2019
    An interesting and a very open and sincere memoir by Mira Jacob, a young Indian woman, a writer, living in America (the second generation of Indian immigrants), happily married to Jed (a Jewish fellow, a nice fellow) with son Z. It is not only a memoir about writer's life (her parents,...
  • Basic B's Guide
    Apr 02, 2019
    Thank you @randomhouse for a free copy of GOOD TALK by Mira Jacob. When I originally heard about GOOD TALK, I thought immediately that this is a book I NEED to read. A graphic memoir in conversations with a six-year old? Wow! I had never heard of such a thing. Having found out that ...
  • Allison
    Sep 01, 2019
    Outstanding ...
  • Jill Meyer
    Feb 10, 2019
    Mira Jacob has really written - and drawn - a memoir for our times. Jacob, the author of a marvelous novel, "The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing", published in 2014, has written "Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations", a graphic work using text, drawings, and photographs to try to distil...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    May 25, 2019
    Stunning. That?s all. ...
  • Stewart Tame
    Aug 06, 2019
    Wow! I know I?ve started quite a few reviews with that word, but it's certainly warranted here. This book blew me away. I had never heard of Mira Jacob before. It's always exciting to run across a graphic novel by a newcomer to the field that?s so fresh and good like this. The s...
  • Rod Brown
    Apr 20, 2019
    There is a lot of touching and insightful comments in here about race, families, September 11, and the elections of Donald Trump and Barack Obama. If the author had chosen to make this entirely prose or had had another artist draw it, I would probably have given it four stars. But inst...
  • Vanessa
    Jun 18, 2019
    I wasn?t expecting to enjoy this graphic novel as much as I did. But boy did this book pack an unexpected punch! Written in conversation style, it?s a completely unique and interesting perspective on race and immigration during this current crazy political climate and the difficult...
  • Doug
    Jul 10, 2019
    I don't read many graphic novels - the format just doesn't quite appeal to me - so this might be my ONLY one for 2019... but that's ok, because it would probably be my favorite one anyway! I adored Jacob's first novel (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing) and in my review of that I stat...
  • Bruce Katz
    Mar 29, 2019
    All the good things people are saying about this book are true. It's smart, eye-opening, provocative, funny, touching, courageous, heartbreakingly honest, and damned necessary... You know that line in Hamlet about how it is the role of art to 'hold a mirror up to nature'? Yeah,"Good Ta...
  • Carmel Hanes
    Aug 28, 2019
    True confession: I have never before read a graphic novel. I didn't even know what one was until about three years ago. I never thought I'd want to read one. Then came a reading challenge where a graphic novel was required. Sigh. Wait--surprise! This was a delightful thing to r...
  • Kristina
    Mar 26, 2019
    ?I can?t protect you from everything. I can?t protect you from being a brown man in America. I can?t protect you from spending a lifetime caught between the beautiful dream of a diverse nation and the complicated reality of one. I can?t even protect you from the simple fact t...
  • Lori Gottlieb
    Jun 16, 2019
    One perk of writing a book is that you get to meet other authors while on tour. I had the pleasure of doing a reading with Mira Jacobs at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. I'd heard of her book but hadn't yet read it, and after she shared it with the audience (projecting the illustra...