Changing My Mind

Changing My Mind

Occasional Essays

Book - 2010
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Zadie Smith offers a collection of essays penned between 1999 and 2009.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2010
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780143117957
Characteristics: xii, 306 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 16, 2017

This book seems to be a collection of articles written to be used for different purposes.
If you skip the ones that have no meaning to you, and just read the ones that you do have an interest in, you will enjoy those essays enormously. Insightful, interesting, moving, unexpected writing. I recommend the chapters on Liberia, Dead Men Laughing (the comic timing of her stand up comedian relative), Accidental hero (her father's time in WW II), her notes on an Oscar weekend. (I meant to give the book 4 stars, but hit the computer screen at the wrong place, and apparently can't be changed)

May 16, 2014

Even after a second attempt, I found this book too academic, in the worst sense.

ser_library Aug 20, 2011

essays on film, on literature and on politics and life; includes talks and articles.


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