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The author of the book: Precious Williams
Language: English
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9781408810019
The size of the: 465 KB
Edition: Bloomsbury
Date of issue: August 1st 2011
ISBN: 1408810018

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All I can say is wow! What a moving, incredible story. It is a story about overcoming adversity and prevailing against life's imperfect circumstances. Precious writes her story with an honesty and clarity that is sometimes lacking in memoirs. Her writing style is smooth and the story flows nicely. This story was not written to amuse, or to make the reader laugh. It is a poignant story that at times, hurts your heart, and at other times fills it with hope.

I was unaware of the practice of the fostering of African children in England during the 60s and 70s that the author herself was a part of. It was difficult for me to understand how Precious's mother could be so cold and indifferent towards her. And I also found myself becoming frustrated with her white foster family as well. Although their intentions were good, Precious was never allowed to come to terms with her true self. Being a kid and growing up is tough enough without having your self-identity in question as well. I think at times, our culture is so obsessed with being politically correct and treating everyone equally, that we forget to acknowledge the value that can be found in our differences. As a culture we should be able to embrace and appreciate our uniqueness and individuality and not look at it as a disadvantage.

Bravo to Ms. Williams for maturing and learning to recognize her value as a person. She was able to overcome her childhood hardships and become a successful journalist. What an inspiring book. This story will stay with me for quite some time.....

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PRECIOUS WILLIAMS' first book, 'Precious, A True Story', published by Bloomsbury in August 2010, is a memoir about growing up in trans-racial private foster care. (A US edition, titled 'Color Blind', is published by Bloomsbury USA). Precious's story has been featured on Sky News and BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour and in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and USA Today. Her memoir was also serialized in 'The Times' and featured as a People Magazine "Great Read," a Sunday Times "Must Read" and Elle Magazine's "Recommended Read" for August 2010. A German translation of the book, titled 'Farbenblind', will be published in October 2010.

Born in the UK, Precious is of Sierra Leonean and Nigerian descent and she has lived in London and in New York. She studied English Language & Literature at Oxford University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Periodical Journalism from the London College of Printing.

She has been a Contributing Editor at Elle, Cosmopolitan and the Mail on Sunday 'Night & Day' magazine and is currently at work on her second book, a novel.

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