(New) [Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging] by Alex Wagner


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review Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging Alex Wagner ï 3 summary Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic uest, and the Secret to Belonging review ´ 3 Estry in a time of conflict over who we are as a country she tries to find the story where we all belong Praise for FuturefaceSmart searchingMeditating on our ancestors as Wagners own story shows can suggest better ways of being ourselvesMaud NewtonThe New York Times Book Review Sincere and instructiveThis timely reflection on American identity with a bonus expos of DNA ancestry testing deserves a wide audience Library Journal The narrative is part Mary Roachstyle participation heavy research part family history and part exploration of existential loneliness The journey is worth taking Kirkus Reviews A ruminative exploration of ethnicity and identityWagners odyssey is an effective riposte to anti immigrant politics Publishers Weekl. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Futureface Barack Obama recommended the book on Facebook last month I used to watch Alex Wagner s show on MSNBC and was pleasantly surprised to learn that Alex is half Burmese Myanmar shares a border with India and my best friend and neighbour growing up Gigi is Burmese So I immediately purchased this bookI found Alex s description on Burmese life to be uite relatable Especially since I m a product of post colonial India For me the book has three or four distinct sections Alex s Americanism an exuisite exploration of her Burmese heritage maternal side a uest to discover her European roots paternal side and a really interesting section on genealogy and DNA analysis which mentions the Mormon Church Ancestrycom 23 And Me and other players in that spaceIf you re interested in ancestry or if you re a third culture kid reading Futureface might encourage you to do some research and maybe travel and rediscover your ancestral homelands Souls in the Great Machine reflection on American identity with a bonus expos of DNA ancestry testing deserves a wide audience Library Journal The narrative is part Mary Roachstyle participation heavy Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 research part family history and part exploration of existential loneliness The journey is worth taking Kirkus Reviews A THE WALLPAPER CHASE ruminative exploration of ethnicity and identityWagners odyssey is an effective SpongeBob Mix Match riposte to anti immigrant politics Publishers Weekl. I thoroughly enjoyed Rules of the Knife Fight reading Futureface Barack Obama Know What I Saw? recommended the book on Facebook last month I used to watch Alex Wagner s show on MSNBC and was pleasantly surprised to learn that Alex is half Burmese Myanmar shares a border with India and my best friend and neighbour growing up Gigi is Burmese So I immediately purchased this bookI found Alex s description on Burmese life to be uite The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections relatable Especially since I m a product of post colonial India For me the book has three or four distinct sections Alex s Americanism an exuisite exploration of her Burmese heritage maternal side a uest to discover her European Gunnin' For Love roots paternal side and a MIA Hunter really interesting section on genealogy and DNA analysis which mentions the Mormon Church Ancestrycom 23 And Me and other players in that spaceIf you Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid re interested in ancestry or if you Magic and Mayhem re a third culture kid Good bye reading Futureface might encourage you to do some The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People research and maybe travel and Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original rediscover your ancestral homelands

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review Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging Alex Wagner ï 3 summary Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic uest, and the Secret to Belonging review ´ 3 An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry confronting the uestion at the heart of the American experience of immigration race and identity Who are my peopleA thoughtful beautiful meditation on what makes us who we areand the values and ideals that bind us together as AmericansBarack ObamaA rich and revealing memoirFuturefaceraises urgent uestions having to do with history and complicity The New York Times The daughter of a Burmese mother and a white American father Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a futurefacean avatar of a mixed race future when all races would merge into a brown singularity But when one family mystery leads to another Wagners post racial ideals fray as she becomes ob. I bought Alex Wagner s book because I knew her Burmese family when I was a child I was a little apprehensive that I was going to learn something really ghastly about my dear friends from the past What I learned is that while extraordinary in many ways they were human and shared the fatal flaw of prejudice against groups of people with whom one s own socialracialtribal group has history as we say todayI was fascinated by this history as it is recounted in the book Alex really did her homework at a very personal and thorough level and I applaud her for using her well respected intelligence and wit so close to home I ve never had the temerity to do this myself for fear of alienating myself from family members for whom loyalty rides higher than truth However for history to transform into his hers and all our stories the light shone on what can be known from the inside the better The story of modern Burma Myanmar is a tragedy but none of it came from nothingAs a personal note I was introduced to Buddhism as practiced in a suburban household in Chevy Chase Md in the 50 s by this family I learned the value of gentlenessuiet and peace and respect for each person s individual need for solitude I liked to read and draw than I liked to roller skate I d be sent out to play age 8 or 9 and would lose the roller skaters and head for Gyis house where I d be welcomed by anyone who was home They were my second family I d run up to the meditation room with my book and enjoy an hour of tranuillity without anyone wanting to know what I was doing BlissI was interested to read that Alex while not a practicing Buddhist has a contemplative and penetrating intelligence and has inherited an inclination to follow the Buddha s invitation come and see for yourself What a better world it would be if that value was widely distributed in our time especially among journalists Although I felt the writing lost power and focus to some extent in the DNA chapters I still liked it and still learned Her handling of the issue of personal identity as a woman of mixed race and cultural heritage is a work in progress and I hope she continues the search in her own insightful articulate and thoroughly modern way I look forward to reading

review Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

review Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging Alex Wagner ï 3 summary Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic uest, and the Secret to Belonging review ´ 3 Sessed with the specifics of her own familys racial and ethnic history Drawn into the wild world of ancestry she embarks upon a uest around the worldand into her own DNAto answer the ultimate uestions of who she really is and where she belongs The journey takes her from Burma to Luxembourg from ruined colonial capitals with records written on banana leaves to Mormon databases genetic labs and the rest of the twenty first century genealogy complex But soon she begins to grapple with a deeper uestion Does it matter Is our enduring obsession with blood and land race and identity worth all the trouble its caused us Wagner weaves together fascinating history genetic science and sociology but is really after deeper stuff than her own anc. Exactly as expected


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    (New) [Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging] by Alex Wagner I bought Alex Wagner's book because I knew her Burmese family when I was a child I was a little apprehensive that I was going to learn something really ghastly about my dear friends from the past What I learned is that while extraordinary in many ways they were human and shared the fatal flaw of prejudice again

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    (New) [Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging] by Alex Wagner Exactly as expected

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    (New) [Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging] by Alex Wagner I thoroughly enjoyed reading Futureface Barack Obama recommended the book on Facebook last month I used to watch Alex Wagner’s show on MSNBC and was pleasantly surprised to learn that Alex is half Burmese Myanmar shares a border with India; and my best friend and neighbour growing up Gigi is Burmese So I immediately purchased this bookI found Alex’s description on Burmese life to be uite relatable Especia

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    (New) [Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging] by Alex Wagner Nice book but she assumes that readers have some background knowledge about Burma where her mother's family came from She is biracial and she

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