Astrophysicist Sarafina El-Badry Nance's honest and unadorned performance invites listeners to share experiences both universal and deeply personal. Her youthful voice frays as she opens up about the mix of uplifting and negative experiences she had as a biracial Egyptian American girl in Austin, Texas, and the misogyny that pervaded her collegiate career. Her memoir is strongly centered on touchstone relationships as she describes connections between the events of her life and cosmological topics such as dark matter, space-time, and our expanding universe, as well as formative, relationships with her parents, professors, and therapists. The author's partnership with an abusive boyfriend in college is a particularly visceral listening experience, performed with intense feeling. El-Badry Nance shares hard-earned lessons of healing and pursuing dreams that will surely resonate with many. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593742525 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593742532 $95.00
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