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Darling Days

A Memoir

by iO Tillett Wright

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Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright
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  • Published Sep 2016
    224 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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  • Elise B. (Macedonia, OH)
    Darling Days
    I chose this book because I viewed the "50 Shades of Gay" TED Talk by iO Tillet Wright. I was amazed by the story of her childhood. This book would appeal to readers who enjoyed the The Glass Castle. Darling Days is memoir about a child that thrives in spite of her parents not because of her parents. What a strong voice she has, and what a tale she has for such a young woman. This book will also be a great pick for anybody interested in listening to a voice from the LGBT community. It is very timely with all the debate over the "gender neutral" bathroom facilities. This book would definitely give a book club plenty of topics for discussion!
  • Portia A. (Monroe Township, NJ)
    A Difficult Review
    Darling Days was a difficult book to read... the words weren't hard but the story broke my heart. Yes, it was a different time in 1980s New York, but the the way the child grew up, the hit or miss parenting, the sexual ambiguity, the misguided home life, the drugs and mistreatment, the lack of so many things and yet she survives and ultimately forgives. An amazing story, sadly true. Read it if you can.
  • Liz B. (Fairview, TX)
    Sad Memoir
    I'm not sure if memoir is the word since the book ends with the author only in her 20s but iO certainly tells a heart-wrenching story of her childhood. This is a timely account of gender identity issues, questionable (at best) parenting skills, and a never ending quest for personal happiness. This would make a good book club choice, given all the psychological issues that iO faces in her troubled youth.
  • Lee M. (Creve Coeur, MO)
    This book begins with a beautiful love letter to the author's mother but... There's always a but! I usually read to be entertained, enlightened or to learn about something new. In my opinion none of these can be ascribed to this book. I did not feel love, just an ill hidden hate and condemnation.
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