I visited Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in Philadelphia for the first time yesterday. I had previously heard of the store because they were the local booksellers at this year’s AWP conference bookfair, so it was exciting to get to see their physical space. I bought the following two memoirish books:
Arceneaux, Michael. I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé. New York: Atria, 2018.
Hong, Cathy Park. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. 2020. New York: One World, 2021.
I also received the following books in the mail over the past week. I’ve been doing some research about the Nuyorican, hence my purchase of Aloud. I’ve also been obsessing over baseball this summer, and Grossinger and Conrad’s anthology came up in a Google search for something else last week. I decided to buy it because I found a copy online for only $7.00.
Algarín, Miguel, and Bob Holman, eds. Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.
Grossinger, Richard, and Lisa Conrad, eds. Baseball I Gave You All the Best Years of My Life. 5th ed. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1992.