livelyghost's review

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dark emotional informative fast-paced

4.25

An exceptional memoir. I learned so much more about the historical and cultural contexts of Trevor Noah‘s life than I would have expected and his additions really enhanced the stories he presented. I was shocked at the level of nuance he presented for stories that had happened even when he was very young. Heartbreaking, funny, ridiculous, real. I would recommend this over and over. 

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juuliaestrella's review

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challenging emotional informative tense medium-paced

5.0


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whitelotusreads's review against another edition

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emotional funny informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.5


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emotional funny informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.5


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applesaucecreachur's review

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

4.75

Not many books have the power to make me grin openly, laugh out loud, or choke/tear up. This one did. Trevor Noah's coming-of-age love letter to his mother jumped from story to story of his youth. Some were amusing, some were absurd, and others were downright tragic. All of them, though, masterfully combined comedy with reflection and made cultural and political South African concepts easy for a foreign reader to understand. The cast of characters is vibrant and made three-dimensional with only a few well-thought-out phrases. I wish it had not taken me so long to read this book; I feel that I am a more learned person now, and appreciate my own family all the more. 

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readingintherain's review against another edition

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emotional reflective fast-paced

4.0

Trevor has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are there with him in his memories. The stories are in no way pleasant, but they provide you with a sense of understanding of how life was growing up in South Africa.
The stories told stayed interesting up until the very last page
TW: Animal Cruelty

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melancholymegan's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful informative medium-paced
I don’t rate auto/biographies anymore but i would HIGHLY recommend this book.

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narbine's review

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emotional funny informative reflective fast-paced

4.75

Loved the audiobook and hearing him narrate it.

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_inge_'s review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful informative reflective fast-paced

4.25

3 word review:
- Storytelling
- Reality check
- Considerate

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diananat's review

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emotional funny informative inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

4.75


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