Real American : a memoir /Material type: BookEdition: First edition.Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250137746 (hardcover); 1250137748 (hardcover).Subject(s): Lythcott-Haims, Julie | Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography | Racially mixed people -- Race identity -- United States | Racially mixed people -- United States -- Social conditions | Race -- Social aspects -- United States | United States -- Race relations | New York (N.Y.) -- Biography | Reston (Va.) -- Biography | Palo Alto (Calif.) -- Biography | Stanford (Calif.) -- Biography | Autobiographies
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It begins like this -- An American childhood -- Becoming the other -- Desperate to belong -- Self-loathing -- Emerging -- Declaring -- Black lives matter -- Onward.
"Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called microaggressions, in addition to blunt-force insults, can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims's path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other." -- From Book jacket.