Coffee Break - Sisters Of The Yam By Bell Hooks

These meetups will consist of discussing a real-life situation or a book.

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  • Denise Tinnon Brown

    Enjoyed the book and discussion.

    November 8

  • Andrea Freeman

    Enjoy the book; discussion; laughter; meeting new people. Did we decide on our next book.

    November 2

  • annette Brumfield

    Look forward to meeting up with you ladies this evening.
    Have a great day.

    1 · November 2

  • Byrdie

    Hi, I just joined the group and I haven't bought the book but I would like to sit in and listen. I just want to be around positive women that talk about great issues and see how professional woman interact...is that fine?

    October 29

    • Karryl

      Of course it would be fine...just come on byand get acquainted with us...look forward to meeting you

      1 · October 29

  • Katherine M. Greig

    I would not mind at all, but it might be a conflict of interest because I wrote the book and it was recently published. Is there a certain format you use for discussion?

    October 23

    • Crystal

      Book discussions are new for this group. It's a casual group, so everything we do is informal. I think it's great that you wrote the book. I assume feedback is would be good to have. You are welcome to host the discussion.

      October 23

  • Katherine M. Greig

    I would like to recommend the book Memoirs of the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Election: The Voice of a Skeptical Voter.

    1 · October 22

    • Crystal

      Thank you! Would you be willing to lead the discussion?

      October 23

  • Katherine M. Greig

    The book can be purchased from
    Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com and CreateSpace E store

    October 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have my book. One problem. Can't seem to put it down!! I am supposed to read a little a day but I keep finding an excuse to pick it up again! LOL

    1 · October 6

    • Ayanna Abi-Kyles

      Donna, This is how i felt when I read it some years ago. See you soon. This is my first time at the group. I am so excited!

      October 22

  • Crystal

    I have a Nook and unfortunately the book is not available for e-readers.

    October 3

  • Crystal

    www.abebooks.com is a good used book site. I used them before. They have this book used starting at $1.

    October 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes. Amazon has both new and used. I went ahead and ordered a copy of the book yesterday because it looked interesting. Looking forward to reading it.

    1 · October 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we definitely discussing the book "Sisters of the Yam" at this meeting? I need to know so I can order my copy of the book.

    October 1

  • Ayanna Abi-Kyles

    Sister's of the Yam- bell Hooks

    Quote from book.
    “I mostly want to remind her of the recipes of healing, and give her my own made-on-the spot remedy for the easing of her pain. I tell her, “Get a pen. Stop crying so you can write this down and start working on it tonight.” My remedy is long. But the last item on the list says: “When you wake up and find yourself living someplace where there is nobody you love and trust, no community, it is time to leave town – to pack up and go (you can even go tonight). And where you need to go is any place where there are arms that can hold you, that will not let you go.”

    1 · October 1

    • Ayanna Abi-Kyles

      Crystal, I would love to. Let me know. I would be honored. The lease expensive copies can be found on Amazon.com (used copies).

      1 · October 2

    • Crystal

      Great! Thank you!

      October 2

  • Crystal

    Feel free to share any situations you would like to discuss. Also, please recommend any books that you would like to read and discuss.

    October 1

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