Dec 11 2009

A Typical Family

Published by Amrita Narine under Danny Senna

Danzy Senna is an interesting lady to say the least. Hearing her read about her family was certainly unique. When she talked about her family, I started thinking about mine. Granted there aren’t as many overt issues as with hers, I can still appreciate and accept the idea that no family is perfect.

She was brave enough to share part of who she really is by writing this book, which is inspiring. People usually avoid doing any such thing. Generally they hide their family issues, too scared to admit that they’re not perfect. But she proved families aren’t perfect; nor, will they ever be. To be cliche, families are only perfect in their imperfections. Everyone has their own family, and what there is something special about each of them.

Being able to accept her family for who they are, still find love in her heart, and share her story makes her a woman that is highly admirable.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “A Typical Family”

  1.   Aon 12 Dec 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t know if we can praise her bravery as much as you do in your post Amrita, because isn’t the author of any memoir brave in sharing their story? What makes her particularly unique?

  2.   solanaon 11 Dec 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I agree with Amrita and Sijia. She was able to trace her father’s roots and write a book about it, which did not please him. SHe stood up for herself and that definitely shows bravery.

  3.   Jason Waton 11 Dec 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I thought it was interesting that she chose to write about her family and past even though it was hard for her.

  4.   Sijia Sunon 11 Dec 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I too really admire her bravery to be so honest with such intimate matters.