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Katherine Boo

Autor(a) de Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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About the Author

Katherine Boo was born on August 12, 1964 and grew up in the Washington D. C. area. She graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Her reporting from disadvantaged mostrar mais communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. Her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012), as well as nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers (2012) 4,346 exemplares

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares


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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo -- Nov 2011 LTER em Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (Janeiro 2012)


Boo deserves an academy award for writing this non fiction book as if it were a novel.
ben_r47 | 291 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
themes of poverty, race and cast conflict didn't resonate with me
rubyman | 291 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
If it had been a novel I wouldn't have finished it. But I felt I had to because those people in that awful slum had to live it so at least I should witness it. Some of them keep a kind of hope for a different future. It's one of the saddest books I've read and it will stay with me. Brilliantly written.
dhenn31 | 291 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
I became very angry and sad while reading this book that chronicles the real lives of several individuals living in a slum of Mumbai. The author spent three years investigating and interviewing, and there were so many awful events to record.

It was so very sad to read about the hopelessness of many of these people, and to hear them debating about which god might help them most. It makes me want to support organizations like Gospel for Asia even more, since they will help with material and spiritual needs.

One of the biggest downfalls of this book is that there is no discussion of how people in the West might be able to help. Questions are raised, but not answered; while it may help to create a conversation between some people, it will be set aside and forgotten by many others, who rely on immediate action to cement experiences in their minds and sustain their compassion.

Note: There is some profanity, and frank mentions of sex (though nothing detailed).
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RachelRachelRachel | 291 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |



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