RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewWritten in insistent prose, the remainder of this memoir is concerned with how to speak the truth, regardless of backlash ... She narrates her career trajectory just as fearlessly, using this book as an opportunity to respond to a backward office culture wherein Black women are treated as \'disposable,\' shut out from the highest echelons of sports media ... With a skilled hand, Hill captures the nuances of workplace discrimination and its toll while also providing a guide for others — especially women of color — to persevere.
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewIt’s taken decades for the actor Constance Wu to accept her big feelings, but now it’s her depth of emotion that makes her debut memoir both captivating and tender ... feels lovingly labored over ... Wu writes with unsparing honesty about her shortcomings, revealing a complete person ... Wu ably portrays the everyday harassment women endure ... Later in the chapter, Wu is methodical, respectful and ultimately forgiving ... Wu ends her dazzling memoir with the chapter \'Unfinished Mansions,\' about the lingering threads of her past romantic relationships and the rise and fall of her parents’ marriage. Bursting with revelation and reckoning, it’s a fitting end to a memoir about finding meaning in messiness.
RaveThe Harvard Review\"...stunning ... As a collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere achieves a level of poignancy most writers can only dream of. A veteran journalist, Bhanoo’s handle on tight storytelling is a strength in this lean collection. Her straightforward writing style allows for a unified flow, keeping the focus squarely on the difficult questions these eight stories ask about dislocation. Through her adept storytelling, we see just how complex the immigrant experience can be and how asserting one’s individuality can grant characters a way out of the past—or lead them back to it.\
RaveThe Harvard ReviewThrough incorporating poetry and fiction, moving from place to place, and switching among first, second and third points of view, Shah has produced a work as original and distinctive as she is...She shows what’s possible when we don’t subscribe to personal or creative restrictions.