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Good Talk 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 Is It Bad To Be Brown Are White People Afraid Of Brown People Like Many Six Year Olds, Mira Jacob S Half Jewish, Half Indian Son, Z, Has Questions About Everything At First They Are Innocuous Enough, But As Tensions From The 2016 Election Spread From The Media Into His Own Family, They Become Much, Much Complicated Trying To Answer Him Honestly, Mira Has To Think Back To Where She S Gotten Her Own Answers Her Most Formative Conversations About Race, Color, Sexuality, And, Of Course, Love How Brown Is Too Brown Can Indians Be Racist What Does Real Love Between Really Different People Look Like Written With Humor And Vulnerability, This Deeply Relatable Graphic Memoir Is A Love Letter To The Art Of Conversation And To The Hope That Hovers In Our Most Difficult Questions.

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    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 people 4 stars Mira Jacob has done such an amazing job with this graphic memoir that it s hard to know what to praise first The meditation on interracial families and racism in America The mixed media artwork The warm and funny dialogue between Mira and the characters I guess I ll start with the first one Good Talk literally is a memoir in conversations It begins with Mira discussing Michael Jackson and race with her six year old son In order to answer his questions about being Indian American, being brown, being white, and just why Donald Trump got elected, Mira must examine those questions herself She takes us back to her parents arranged marriage, then to them coming to America, then to her own childhood of being deemed ugly because she is dark skinned, and...


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    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 TRIPLE THREAT author, graphic artist, speaker the storytelling of this MEMOIR, the graphics, READING her book I met Mira at a reading in Austin years ago liked her very much read her first novel, The Sleepwalker s Guide to Dancing..but with this book.she has elevated my deepest respect for her talent ten times over The very first sentence page captures your attention The Trouble began when my 6 year old son, Z, became obsessed with Michael Jackson What s obsessed Like Into Yes I m obsessed.You can t go wrong with this graphic physical book or the Audiobook As Author Celeste Ng says on the back of this book Good Talk illuminates the increasing fractured world we live in today By turns hilarious and heart rending, it plunges fearlessly into the murky gray areas of ra...


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    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 struggl...


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    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.


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    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 poignant.Jacob uses an unusual visual format for her stories She draws simple black and white portraits of herself and the main characters at certain ages and reuses those portraits repeatedly as dialogue occurs over the years The portraits are superimposed on photographs of where the dialog is occurring Some have ridiculed her drawings as childish and the technique as lazy, but I found it strangely affecting as the characters moved back and forth in time, frozen as snapshots of their former selves I especially loved Jacobs drawing of her six year old son, so precious with his sweet little baby teeth and his wide eyed gaze Innocence personified.Of Jacob s own perspective on race and politics, I don t completely agree with her viewpoints on everything, but it s not my story or my reality it s hers Books like this help me better appreciate other points of view and illuminate how our own life experiences...


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    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 book to finally be released, for my library to obtain a copy, for the copy to make it to my branch When it finally arrived just in time for my staycation, I was ECSTATIC My expectations couldn t have been higher, is what I m saying Good Talk met them all.In some ways, it s surprising that Good Talk worked as well as it did Jacob is an excellent artist, but as in the excerpt I linked to , she mostly uses the same images over and over again against different backgrounds Somehow, this never got tedious for me in fact, it was oddly effective to get familiar with these images and see them recur Beyond that, the book was funny and quick and did not hesitate to ask hard questions and dive into uncomfortable situations and dilemmas regarding race It all felt very real and couldn t be timely the parts regarding Trump s election felt so authentic, and authentically awkward, that it s hard to imagine the reader who wouldn t relate in some way.Based on the...


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    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 Jacob s first novel, The Sleepwalker s Guide to Dancing, and on a whim, I decided to take a chance.And wow This is the real deal, raw, wrenching, funny, fearless, and honest Mira Jacob is an American of Indian descent, married to a Jewish man, and their young son, referred to here as Z, is an inquisitive boy who inherited her dark skin and her poignant need to understand the lifetime caught between beautiful dream of a diverse nation and the complicated reality of one Using her own illustrations to tell her story, Mira Jacobs walks us through pivotal moments in her back history She recalls winning an essay contest, sponsored by the DAR, as a child However, Mira wasn t quite the American the DAR envisioned in granting her the prize She highlights the tragedy of my skin color on visits back to India, where the fairer someone is, the value they seem to have She writes humorously about a Boston radio producer who wishes to interview her after her book is published but insists on pigeonholing her characters into some Asian Indians that his audience can fully understand.But to me, the most w...


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    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 questions that only a young kid knows how to ask It makes you mad that t...


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    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 listen to the audiobook which turned out to be totally unexpected and wonderful in its own way.This memoir is completely heartfelt, witty and hilarious while tackling very complex issues surrounding race in the America of the current president The author s own growing up timeline felt familiar, irrespective of the fact that I grew up in India The relationship she shared with her parents and relatives, their conversations and ideas and values all felt so relatable not always in a good way though When she talks about the colorism that she faced in India due to being darker toned than her parents and brother, it hit me very hard Just like her, I too heard a lot growing up that my parents were going to have a tough time finding a guy for me because I wasn t as fair as I used to be when I was a child As a young well educated woman, I was constantly told I shouldn t want to marry an equally highly educated man because neither was I very pretty nor was I rich enough to harbor such dreams This whole idea of reducing a woman s self worth to the color of he...


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    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 very differently, that is just an entry point for Jacob to examine all the different parts of her life where these difficult issues have come up The parental anxiety factor here is high and I felt it really deeply My kids are close to the age of Jacob s son, and while they don t have his particular precocious awareness of the world, even if your child doesn t ask you these questions directly you still have to think about how to have conversations with your kids about things your parents may have never talked about with you Jacob jumps through time to her own childhood in mostly white Albuquerque the colorism of her Indian relatives, her own lack of awareness and built in biases her adulthood in Brooklyn the fears of 9 11, her frustration with her family s desire that she marry a certain kind of Indian man, her work as a writer, and parenthood There are all kinds of small storie...

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