Why this book?
I personally loved that this book challenges people to avoid conversation etiquette by speaking up and exploring topics that are often viewed as intolerable. I’ve always been direct and plain-spoken and this book taught me to continue to spark discussions that are uncomfortable but necessary. Bonus visual effect seeing the author’s text message exchanges with each other about what they just wrote. It made each chapter and discussion that much more significant. Overall, this book made me feel seen, that there are others who share my own beliefs that addressing topics of substance is the first step in instilling change.
Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion
Why should I read it?
1 author picked Impolite Conversations as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
When was the last time you said everything on your mind without holding back? In this no-holds-barred discussion of America’s top hot-button issues, a journalist and a cultural anthropologist express opinions that are widely held in private—but rarely heard in public.
Everyone edits what they say. It’s a part of growing up. But what if we applied tell-it-like-it-is honesty to grown-up issues? In Impolite Conversations, two respected thinkers and writers openly discuss five “third-rail” topics—from multi-racial identities to celebrity worship to hyper-masculinity among black boys—and open the stage for honest discussions about important and timely concerns.
Organized around five subjects—Race,…
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