My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an ?accidental? American?an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capů Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country whe From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an ?accidental? American?an...

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Title:My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education
Author:Jennine Capo Crucet
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education Reviews

  • Lianne
    Sep 27, 2019
    This collection of essays was really great. Jennine Capo Crucet writes in a very conversational way -- like she is telling you a story or answering a question: What was your first year of college like? How was your move to Nebraska? How do you like being a professor? -- and once you're...
  • Bookworm
    Oct 05, 2019
    Not familiar with the author but the title grabbed my attention straight away. A parody of those titles where (the usually white) person visits an "unexplored" land or planet, etc. and writes about their time living among the "natives," I thought this would be an interesting. The autho...
  • Booktart
    Oct 23, 2019
    An easy to read collection of essays with the main theme of the author's experience growing up Cuban, her privilege (and lack of privilege, depending on the situation), and her family. I really enjoyed this and found it enlightening as well. ...
  • Andrienne
    Jun 23, 2019
    Remarkable essays written by a Cuban American and her brush with ?whiteness.? I love the culture clash with her Cuban-born parents. Thanks to the publisher for the advance copy! ...
  • Michelle
    Oct 13, 2019
    This was a timely read; the book is fairly new, and the author has been in the news recently--she spoke at a Southern university and some students took exception, I guess, to her characterization of white privilege and decided burning her books was an appropriate response. ?? Well, I'm...
  • Emma
    Sep 24, 2019
    A very good collection of essays written by Jennine Capo Crucet, which made me realize how much I didn't know about Cuban-Americans. She mostly (but not only) explores how it took her to actually leave Miami (and go live in Nebraska of all places) to realize she had pretty much alwa...
  • Monica
    Oct 27, 2019
    Her essays are powerful and engaging. I really want to read her fiction now. ...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 22, 2019
    I?ve never felt more seen or understood as a first generation college student then in the words of the chapter on that. Or my South Floridan traveling families obsession with Disney. This book was wonderfully written and imo a very important and timely book. ...
  • Autumn
    Oct 25, 2019
    I loved Jennine Capo Crucet's Make Your Home Among Strangers and have seen her speak before. I was shocked by the response of students to one of her talks on a university campus, and knew I had to read her new essay collection. These pieces have their roots/a central theme in white...
  • Alice
    Oct 12, 2019
    I had not heard about this author until this morning. Now after students burned her book in Southern Georgia, I am most interested in reading about her experiences. This past summer I visited Berlin and was on the Bebelplabtz, the site of the 1933 Nazi book burnings. Now this morning, ...
  • Jacqui Hawkins
    Sep 18, 2019
    This book was an enthralling read...I really wish I read it so much earlier in my life. The ones that need to read this book never will, but if you're interested in delving into race and more specifically, whiteness, this is a great place to start. ...
  • Christopher Alonso
    Aug 26, 2019
    A look at the spaces outside of the communities we're born into, Crucet has complied a collection of that speak to experiences of trying to make sense of the world that has systematically placed straight and white at its center. This should be required reading. ...
  • Tess Malone
    Sep 23, 2019
    This is a sharp and searing essay collection that really tackles the uncomfortable nuances of race with personal stories and dark humor. Crucet is best when examining larger racial issues from her personal experience, from being the first generation going to college to her father?s h...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 02, 2019
    I first read about this book in a Chicago Tribune book review and was already intrigued to read. Then I saw a news article about college students at a school in Georgia getting so upset with what the author had to say about white privilege they were burning copies of her book - one of ...
  • Beck
    Aug 02, 2019
    I loved this book of essays. The daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet writes about her relationships with her family, whiteness and white supremacy, being a first gen college student, working in academia, and the consequences of sexual violence. I especially liked reading about her lifet...
  • Becky
    Oct 24, 2019
    Loved! My Time Among the Whites is an instant favorite essay collection. I was immediately captured by Crucet?s writing, and her thoughtful observations about topics ranging from being a first generation college student, to her complicated love of Disney world, to whiteness and insti...
  • La'Tonya Rease Miles
    Sep 16, 2019
    Using Chekhov's Gun There's an old saying often (misattributed to Shakespeare) that writers should never show a gun in the first act that isn't fired by the final act. Or something like that. In other words, don't bother giving a detail or introducing a theme unless you plan to do s...
  • c2 cole
    Sep 19, 2019
    Interesting ideas on race/ethnicity in society in an easy to read format. It would be interesting to discuss the view and problems presented in the book with the author or in a mixed group. Unfortunately, that isn't likely to happen where I live. ...
  • Susanne
    Aug 09, 2019
    Thank you to Macmillan-Picador and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful, intimate prose that deeply touched me - I am not a POC, but grew up a foreigner and cultural outsider in the US, raised by parents that were in many instances clueless about what tha...
  • Sachi Argabright
    Oct 24, 2019
    MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES is an honest and insightful collection of essays from Cuban American writer and professor, Jennine Capů Crucet. Known for her acclaimed works of fiction, this collection reflects on Crucet?s life and what it truly means to be a person of color in the America...
  • Nicky
    Sep 04, 2019
    I meant to savor this book and read it over the course of several days, but Crucet is so thoughtful and hilarious I ended up reading it in one sitting. (Though I will definitely be revisiting.) Also, full disclosure, I?m a Cuban-American who grew up in Hialeah and went to the nor...
  • Michelle Elizabeth
    Nov 03, 2019
    I did not like the content of the book but I did like the essays. We start out going to college and choosing to go to Cornell on a partial scholarship was chosen over going to University of Florida on a full scholarship. Her whole family went with her to drop off and stayed for weeks. ...
  • Roxanne (The Novel Sanctuary)
    Nov 05, 2019
    So good ...
  • Gisselle Diaz (gissellereads)
    Oct 23, 2019
    I loved this book and read it in a few sittings! There were so many ways I related to some of the stories. I laughed, cringed and even teared up while reading it. The essays are thought provoking and funny at times. This book not only talks about White privilege but also about the ...
  • Chris Gonzalez
    Aug 21, 2019
    This is the kind of book I wish I had around when I was a freshman in college, that might have made navigating the whiteness and white spaces a bit easier. It also would have opened my eyes to some unchecked behavior and thoughts I used to have, too. These are incredibly strong and com...
  • Nancy
    Sep 04, 2019
    My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capo Crucet is a collection of essays about white spaces, family, and etc. These essays are extremely beautiful. I would read one essay and would have to just take a moment to take it in because it reminded me so m...
  • Irene (Read.Rewind)
    Oct 15, 2019
    4/4.5 Honest, insightful, even funny at time. ...
  • Katherine Holom
    Oct 20, 2019
    In this collection of essays the author recounts a broad range of experiences, from being the first in their family to attend college to lessons learned through Disney. The essays are interesting and varied. I recommend this collection. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for ...
  • Bookaholic
    Nov 05, 2019
    "My Time Among the Whites" The author ignorantly assumes that every white person is embraced and is equally accepted in the United States because of her skin color, and I am here to dispell that myth. I am an immigrant from Eastern Europe--I am white and I speak with an accent. I do...
  • Jessica
    Oct 18, 2019
    As a first generation American, a daughter of Cuban refugees, this book gave me all the feels. _________________ "The American Dream, commonly told: .... When they are born, you give your kids white American names so that their teachers can't tell what they are before meeting them,...