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My Stars Are Still Shining: A Memoir by [Warsuma, Amina]

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Illuminating, original, and deeply inspiring
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A memoir worth reading.

By Eva Lazar on September 23, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Memoirs usually don't interest me much. Most of them are just so very similar. This memoir did not necessarily stand out to me in what it contained. Everyone has a life story to tell, and only the more remarkable ones are published. Hence, I would say that this memoir is of standard-level uniqueness.

What I mean to say by that is that the story still is special, despite its potential similarities to other memoirs. It is the story of how a woman has struggled, overcome her struggles, and struggled again. There are many aspects of the story that really make one think and appreciate one's own life, while other parts of the memoir prompt amazement in their existence in the writer's life - good as well as bad.

The factor that impressed me most was the way in which the story is told. It is shared with the reader in a very matter-of-fact manner that feels intimate in its truthfulness. The story is not always easy to follow chronologically, but the way in which the book is written made it so that this feels natural. It really felt to me as though the writer was sharing her life with the reader, instead of just summing up what has happened to her over the course of her years, and that is what makes this memoir special.

From the Author

Usually professional writers don't respond or reach out to critics or book reviewers. I'm a new breed so I did something original and responded.

I read your review I liked it you are not a memoir fan you were honest in your perception. I wanted it to be unique, authentic and my readers to learn from my experience. My struggle is a spiritual struggle and to be the one in control of my life which modeling didn't offer everyone else was calling the shots in the fashion industry. I just had to be available mentally, emotionally and physically together. The Editors said what you said it felt like they were on a porch I was telling them the story it felt real. I didn't wish to do a biography in chronologic order. A Memoir is only chapters of significant things in a person life that they want to share.  Whatever might that be? A biography is everything in order, or it starts at the end of the beginning.  Why is it a struggle for me because I have goals that I see clearly that other people can't see until I do it or five or six or even 20 years they can see my vision. Also, it seems like everything at once is always happening in my life with money or without money. The only sane thing I can validate is my action and efforts and not be aggressive or passive but assertive. I wrote a story about terrorist in 1984 nobody wanted it they didn't see it coming. 

 My next book is fiction I will have you review about Terrorist. I'm publishing it before the end of the year. I will try to keep my unique way of writing. A lot of stuff I didn't put in the memoir. I use to go to parties and tell Andy and the in-crowd stories. Andy Warhol would say Amina tell us one of your stories. I tried to write my memoir as if I am telling you a story from a section of my life and all the things that repeated I filed in a chapter.  I'm so glad you enjoyed it as I said there were four types of people who kept showing up my life the hypocrites, The Bullies, The freedom lovers and the Authority figures. My Memoir leaves room for discussion on Goodreads that is my next move. The fight goes on for me because I haven't reached my Nirvana yet. I don't see myself ever retiring and sitting at the old folk's pool. Drinking a Pina colada with nothing to do but remember the old days. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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  • File Size: 1071 KB
  • Print Length: 361 pages
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B075LT9PJF
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