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The prose is exquisite, infused with a beautiful poetry and lyricism.
It is an awful thing, really, when someone reaches across the pages of a book and touches you, when he says "Hear me," when you open your eyes and say "I see you."
We are reading this book for a book club, and one friend said she needed a dictionary to survive it.
The Beautiful Struggle captured my childhood in words more beautiful, coherent, and insightful than I could have ever mustered. Read morePublished 7 days ago by M. Dumas
Thank you Ta-Nehisi for writing this. The Beautiful Struggle is a love story, for family, for life, for tribulations that forge character and identity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by name
The title is perfect. Birth, life, and death are all struggles until your teacher appears and explains these dynamics clearly. Parents are the first teachers. Read morePublished 7 months ago by George A. McClammy
Those who missed a real look at the urban issues impacting on Black families and youth in the 70's-early 80's have a chance to learn something about struggle and success __ and the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by fredric leigh
Just couldn't get into this book, surprisingly. Coates is a beautiful writer, judging from his columns in the Atlantic, but I found the book to be boring and generally difficult... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Reader
This is an amazing memoir of a Black youth in Baltimore and his father's efforts to keep him safe and out of the crack environment around him. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Darrell Cozen