Monday, December 12, 2011

Brothers and Me by Donna Britt Book Review...

Brothers (and Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving [Hardcover]
"Donna Britt has always been surrounded by men-her father, three brothers, two husbands, three sons, countless friends. She learned to give to them at an early age. But after her beloved brother Darrell's senseless killing by police 30 years ago, she began giving more, unconsciously seeking to help other men the way she couldn't help Darrell. BROTHERS (AND ME) navigates Britt's life through her relationships with men-resulting in a tender, funny and heartbreaking exploration of universal issues of gender and race. It asks: Why, for so long, did Britt-like millions of seemingly self-aware women-rarely put herself first? With attuned storytelling and hard-wrought introspection, Britt finds that even the sharpest woman may need reminding that giving to others requires giving to oneself."


What we thought:  This was a really touching and heartbreaking story.  It is really well-written and thought-provoking.  A beautiful and intriguing story that teaches a valuable lesson along the way.  ABCD Diaries gives Brothers and Me an A+!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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