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The Resource What doesn't kill you makes you blacker : a memoir in essays, Damon Young

What doesn't kill you makes you blacker : a memoir in essays, Damon Young

Label
What doesn't kill you makes you blacker : a memoir in essays
Title
What doesn't kill you makes you blacker
Title remainder
a memoir in essays
Statement of responsibility
Damon Young
Title variation
What does not kill you makes you blacker
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as "How should I react here, as a professional black person?" and "Will this white person's potato salad kill me?" are forever relevant. What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker chronicles Young's efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. It's a condition that's sometimes stretched to absurd limits, provoking the angst that made him question if he was any good at the "being straight" thing, as if his sexual orientation was something he could practice and get better at, like a crossover dribble move or knitting; creating the farce where, as a teen, he wished for a white person to call him a racial slur just so he could fight him and have a great story about it; and generating the surreality of watching gentrification transform his Pittsburgh neighborhood from predominantly Black to "Portlandia . . . but with Pierogies." And, at its most devastating, it provides him reason to believe that his mother would be alive today if she were white. From one of our most respected cultural observers, What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker is a hilarious and honest debut that is both a celebration of the idiosyncrasies and distinctions of Blackness and a critique of white supremacy and how we define masculinity
  • Possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst. Young chronicles his efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. At their most devastating, these essays provide him reason to believe that his mother would be alive today if she were white. The result is both a celebration of the idiosyncrasies and distinctions of Blackness and a critique of both white supremacy and how we define masculinity. -- adapted from jacket
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1978-
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Young, Damon
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.Y632
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Young, Damon
  • Young, Damon
  • Young, Damon
  • Young, Damon
  • Young, Damon
  • Young, Damon
  • Young, Damon
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  • Young, Damon
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  • Young, Damon
  • African American men
  • African American journalists
  • African American men
  • United States
  • Racism
  • African American journalists
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
What doesn't kill you makes you blacker : a memoir in essays, Damon Young
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Living while black is an extreme sport -- Nigger fight story -- Street cred -- Bomb-ass poetry -- Your turn -- No homo -- Driver's ed -- Three niggas -- Obama bomaye -- Broke -- How to make the internet hate you in 15 simple steps -- Banging over bacon -- Yolo -- Living while black killed my mom -- East liberty kutz -- Thursday-night hoops -- Zoe
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780062684301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090242570
Label
What doesn't kill you makes you blacker : a memoir in essays, Damon Young
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Living while black is an extreme sport -- Nigger fight story -- Street cred -- Bomb-ass poetry -- Your turn -- No homo -- Driver's ed -- Three niggas -- Obama bomaye -- Broke -- How to make the internet hate you in 15 simple steps -- Banging over bacon -- Yolo -- Living while black killed my mom -- East liberty kutz -- Thursday-night hoops -- Zoe
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780062684301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090242570

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