<Embed>
List Price: $25.95
Save: $6.17 (24%)
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon or get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
Arrives: Saturday, Dec 12 Details
Fastest delivery: Wednesday, Dec 9
Order within 11 hrs and 30 mins
Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com

Sold by
Amazon.com

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Black Is the Body: Storie... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon or get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Duke Stores
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Minimal signs of wear. Ships direct from Amazon!

Other Sellers on Amazon
$23.55
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: ZiFiti
$24.29
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Publisher Direct
$21.24
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: tabletopart
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Hardcover – January 29, 2019

4.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$19.78
$15.00 $3.84
when you buy $20 of select items. Shop items
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Amazon Book Review | Discover your next great read
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
  • +
  • The Nickel Boys: A Novel
  • +
  • The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
Total price: $46.62
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

  • Save $5 when you spend $20 Offered by Amazon.com. Shop items
  • Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Black Is the Body is one of the most beautiful, elegant memoirs I've ever read. It's about race, it's about womanhood, it's about friendship, it's about a life of the mind, and also a life of the body. But more than anything, it's about love. I can't praise Emily Bernard enough for what she has created in these pages."

--Elizabeth Gilbert

“My very favorite book that I have read so far this year…It’s really life changing. If you get no other book this year, get Black Is the Body by Emily Bernard.”

--Ann Patchett

"Of the 12 essays here, there's not one that even comes close to being forgettable. Bernard's language is fresh, poetically compact, and often witty ... Bernard proves herself to be a revelatory storyteller of race in America who can hold her own with some of those great writers she teaches."

--Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

"Black Is the Body brings lucidity, honesty, and insight to the topics of race and interracial relationships ... quietly compelling ... [Bernard's] stories get under your skin."

--Carlo Wolff, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Bernard's lyrical book details traumas and pain from decades past to interrogate the nuances of her own life: growing up black in the South, marrying a white man from the North, and surviving a violent attack which unleashed the storyteller in her."

--Entertainment Weekly

"Echoes of Joan Didion--terse yet beautiful writing, a bracing honesty--in the graceful new essay collection by Emily Bernard ... Black Is the Body marks the debut of an essayist in command of her gifts, a book that belongs beside the best of contemporary autobiography."

--Hamilton Cain, Chapter 16

"Conceived while the author was hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man, these 13 formidable, destined-to-be-studied essays mark the emergence of an extraordinary voice on race in America."

--Oprah Magazine

"Like the absurdly devastating crime that opens this riveting collection, Bernard's essays are impossible to turn away from. Linked by the author's powerful voice and by her experiences of the world--of survival, of falling in love, of interracial marriage and friendship, and of motherhood--each account tells the agonizing story of race in America with realism, nuance, and profound hope. A supremely honest and utterly gripping book."

--Nell Freudenberger

"Bernard's honesty and vulnerability reveal a strong voice with no sugarcoating, sharing her struggle, ambivalence, hopes, and fears as an individual within a web of relationships, black and white. Highly recommended."

--Library Journal (starred review)

"Lucid ... deeply felt, unflinchingly honest, and openly questioning ... [Bernard] illuminates a legacy of storytelling ... and elaborates on the relationship between blacks and whites. A rare book of healing."

--Kirkus (starred review)

"Contemplative and compassionate ... Bernard's voice is personable yet incisive in exploring the lived reality of race ... [Her] wisdom and compassion radiate throughout this collection."

--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

EMILY BERNARD was born and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her PhD in American studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the NEH, and a W. E. B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard University. Her essays have been published in journals and anthologies, among them The American Scholar, Best American Essays, and Best African American Essays. She is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0451493026
  • Publisher : Knopf; Annotated edition (January 29, 2019)
  • ISBN-10 : 0451493028
  • Hardcover : 240 pages
  • Dimensions : 5.28 x 0.88 x 7.79 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

Jesse Eisenberg's latest fiction
"When You Finish Saving the World" Listen free with trial

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
147 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2019
Verified Purchase
20 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2019
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

marsha
5.0 out of 5 stars Every page felt like a hug, even when the content was thorny
Reviewed in Canada on July 26, 2020
Verified Purchase
Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Black is the Body
Reviewed in France on March 3, 2019
Verified Purchase