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An Angry-Ass Black Woman Paperback – October 2, 2012
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While reading this book, I felt the characters and I knew them. Though she grew up in Harlem and I in Central Florida, there were so many common elements and threads. There were moments when reading that I had to stop and tell people about it and order a copy to send to my sister.
Everyone should read this urban classic in the same way they read Manchild in The Promised Land by Claude Brown and Native Son by Richard Wright.
Angry Ass Black Woman is a winner and I hope the screenplay is being written as I type.
Angelia Vernon Menchan
These are the three words that describes Karen E. Quinones Miller's autobiographical novel, An Angry Ass Black Woman.
I've taken the liberty to know Ms. Miller through online writing groups and discussions but nothing further. Admittedly, I had no idea she was a bestselling and award-winning author until we've spoke on a few occasions. The first thing I've wondered was how did she have the time to reach out to aspiring authors? I know that sounds cynical. Yet on the contrary, it spoke on Ms. Miller's character in volumes.
As for her book I'm writing this review as an objective reader. A reader who just experienced a book that was so provocative and honest, I had to take a breath after reading the final page. There were moments I laughed; moments I fought back tears; moments I felt anger, and moments I cheered. However, there was moment in the book that it mirrored so close with my past I had to put book the down and sob, and it wasn't out of pity for Ms. Miller but I, too, felt the Angry Black Woman wanting to come out.
Also, the way Ms. Miller told her story was simply amazing. She painted a vivid picture from her upbringing in Harlem to her life in Mississippi, and to discovering her new career in Philadelphia. More importantly, she embodied the meaning of family. The Quinones fiercely loved hard as well as protecting those whom they loved, especially in chapter eight (and that's all I will say).
Giving An Angry Black Woman five stars is a disservice to the well thought-out, beautifully written, and real-as-it-gets novel. She exemplified her storytelling as if she was reciting it in person. Her tone and voice was superbly real. There was no holding back.
Kudos to Ms. Miller!
The lives that she so elequently describes, family, friends, co-workers, when she talks about experiences that as a Black women I can truly identify with and many of the women in the audience readily related to as well.
As for me,I know that being a single "Mom", trying to finish your education with a baby in tow and being "Angry" enough to finish so your child/children can have a better live; since you are their first role model/mentor.
The family members and friends she talks about in her book, as you read you become transformed back into your childhood where you can connect family members, people you grew up with to each of the characters in the storylines she is talking about.
For all of the judgemental people and Mega stores like "WalMart", who did not read the book before judging it, you are really missing out on a wonderful,soul revealing,down to earth,very good book!
This book can be therapeutic for many women; not just black women, who have had to go through the trials and tribulations of life and had to literally fight their way through it to survive.Read more ›
If you have ever met Author Quinones Miller, the very last thought to come to mind would be "angry," but she shares in her book the trials of life that can very well cause a woman to become not only pissed off, but angry to the nth degree. Growing up in Harlem, New York, having to move from place to place with three siblings, a mother who was trying to keep her benefits and her job in order to take care of her children, and a father who spent years in and out of a mental facility is enough to cause anyone to be more than a little irritated.
Do not for one moment think that there were not times of happiness in Author Quinones Miller's life, and her way of sharing will have you belly laughing at points in this poignant novel. Telling her life story as she recounted recent health issues helped to move the story forward and showed the true strength that I saw when I met Author Quinones Miller some years back. It is obvious that all that she has been through in her life helped her to become the woman she is today.
I enjoyed reading An Angry-Ass Black Woman because it is real and very relatable. I recommend this book to anyone who loves autobiographical novels.
This book was provided to me courtesy of the publisher for review purposes.
Review by Sharel E. Gordon-Love
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This was a good read, as that it was somewhat autobiographical, Karen went through a lot that made her develop the angry black woman attitude.Published 21 days ago by gadjetGirl59
Loved reading this book and getting to know the author. It was like being right there with her step by step of the way. She told a good story of her life! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mary
I WAS VERY SATIFIED WITH MY BOOK AND THE TIMELY MANNER IN WHICH IT WAS SHIPPEDPublished 17 months ago by Mary Carter
It was a great book, I really enjoyed it and would to see others books writinPublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
.I wish I could say this was a great read; or even a very good read... but I can't. Although it started of with a bang... it fizzled along the way, and ended with a thud. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Markita Twain
The story was good but like many of the novels it ended quite abrupt. Other than that it was a quick and interesting read.Published on May 22, 2014 by Gerry
This was an excellent book. A must read. I recommend it to all who are interested in reading about real life ordeals.Published on May 8, 2014 by C. Johnson
From the start Karen's voice shines, beginning with her childhood, interspersed with her experience of being in a coma after having brain surgery. Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by Danese Grandfield