The Love You Save by Goldie Taylor audiobook

The Love You Save: A Memoir

By Goldie Taylor

Harlequin Audio, Hanover Square Press 9781335449375
7.41 Hours 1
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Acclaimed journalist and human rights activist Goldie Taylor shares the harrowing yet deeply hopeful story of her troubled childhood in East St. Louis—a memoir of family, faith and the power of books At age eleven, Goldie Taylor is out riding her new bike when a young man from the neighborhood brutally rapes her. Goldie’s mother, dealing with trauma of her own, sends her to live with her aunt, uprooting her from a good school to live in a dangerous, bottomed-out neighborhood in East St. Louis. Aunt Gerald takes in anyone who asks, but the conditions are harsh. With no bed or personal belongings, Goldie sleeps on the living room floor, beneath a threadbare blanket, amid cousins who abuse her. Plagued by the echoes of trauma and longing for her mother, Goldie finds her thoughts growing increasingly dark. Until she finds solace in the writings of James Baldwin. And hope in the form of a nurturing teacher who helps her find her voice. With echoes of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Tara Westover’s Educated, Goldie Taylor’s debut memoir shines a light on the strictures of race, class and gender in a post–Jim Crow America while offering a nuanced, empathetic portrait of a family in a pitched battle for its very soul. Profoundly moving, exquisitely rendered and ultimately uplifting, The Love You Save is a story about hidden strength, perseverance against unimaginable odds, the beauty and pain of girlhood, and the power of the written word.

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Acclaimed journalist and human rights activist Goldie Taylor shares the harrowing yet deeply hopeful story of her troubled childhood in East St. Louis—a memoir of family, faith and the power of books

At age eleven, Goldie Taylor is out riding her new bike when a young man from the neighborhood brutally rapes her. Goldie’s mother, dealing with trauma of her own, sends her to live with her aunt, uprooting her from a good school to live in a dangerous, bottomed-out neighborhood in East St. Louis.

Aunt Gerald takes in anyone who asks, but the conditions are harsh. With no bed or personal belongings, Goldie sleeps on the living room floor, beneath a threadbare blanket, amid cousins who abuse her. Plagued by the echoes of trauma and longing for her mother, Goldie finds her thoughts growing increasingly dark. Until she finds solace in the writings of James Baldwin. And hope in the form of a nurturing teacher who helps her find her voice.

With echoes of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Tara Westover’s Educated, Goldie Taylor’s debut memoir shines a light on the strictures of race, class and gender in a post–Jim Crow America while offering a nuanced, empathetic portrait of a family in a pitched battle for its very soul. Profoundly moving, exquisitely rendered and ultimately uplifting, The Love You Save is a story about hidden strength, perseverance against unimaginable odds, the beauty and pain of girlhood, and the power of the written word.

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“A deeply inspiring, must-read memoir about the transformative power of books to heal and unite us." Gabrielle Union

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Author Bio: Goldie Taylor

Author Bio: Goldie Taylor GOLDIE TAYLOR is a journalist, news executive, and political consultant who has been featured on nearly every news network and talk show. She is editor-at-large at The Daily Beast, and her writing has appeared in Salon, Ebony, and The Huffington Post. TAYLOR was the chief architect of Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” and the marketing force behind CNN’s “Black in America.” She appeared in the OWN's “Light Skinned Girls,” and “Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now.”

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English