Born a Crime: Stories from A South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah, comedians, United States, South Africa, Television personalities, nonfiction, memoir.
Trevor Noah shares his
childhood in this nonfiction novel with vital stories of his upbringing. The
main importance of this memoir was the fact he was never meant to be, only
because his parents, during an apartheid, had sexual relations. Trevor Noah
tells about the laws that were in place to keep the races from intermingling of
necessary. Noah shares his active childhood that was troublesome and involved a
lot of activities to keep him entertained. Trevor Noah also recounts his school
life and the crushes he has had.
As I had read this
collection of stories from Trevor Noah’s childhood, I wanted to cry and laugh
but mostly I had anger about the whole racism stuff. I enjoyed learning more
about one of my favorite comedians especially this one. I would highly
recommend to read this memoir and to watch the Trevor Noah Netflix specials
A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Unhappily Ever After – Brittani Louise Taylor
Survival, dating apps, human trafficking victim and survivor, memoir, nonfiction.
Brittani Louise Taylor, shares how her innocent Tinder date that led to her and
her baby son, Rex, to be involved in some sort of human trafficking scheme in a
romance gone wrong. Taylor met Milos on Tinder and they both were mutually interested
in each other. As time progressed, they became closer and she allowed him to
move in with her. Even though she did not want anything to do with him, but
nonetheless he persisted and pursued her. Her and Milos had ups and downs like
any other relationship. Things immediately took a dark turn when Taylor found
out she was pregnant with Milos’s child. The mother of Milos was being utterly
creepy and terrifying, Taylor had to put her foot down and told Milos he and
his mother had to leave the house. When Milos came back, he said he had some
form of cancer, pulling the ultimate scam to make Taylor feel utterly sorry for
him until she saw a flaw in his very lame lie. She had to break up with him and
take Rex with her. The police had to get involved after an incident and Milos
landed in jail. She found out the hard way that she and her son were about to
be human trafficking victims but survived without going through the horrors.
I am a fan of the YouTuber Brittani Louise Taylor and had always loved her unique style and form of entertainment she produced on that platform. I had always wondered about how mysterious her videos became to be and this was the answer in the form of a memoir. I had seen also Shane Dawson’s conspiracy video he included her in, and I had cried. I feel so bad that such an amazing human being went through this. I am glad that she, her mom, and Rex are safe and sound. No one should ever go through that. Be careful whenever one is looking for a date on these dating apps. It can go south easily.