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Procrastinate on This! Precious In A Good Way

I’ve somehow managed to avoid reading the novel, Push by Sapphire, even though my all-women’s college and my BFF worshiped it back in the late 90s. If I remember right, I was sick of all dark-skinned women being portrayed as downtrodden sad sacks, and I just couldn’t bear to read another book with a character I was supposed to identify with, but of course, didn’t.

However, watching the trailer for the film, Precious, which is based on the book, I wonder if I have done myself a disservice. The subject matter is so powerful, I now feel compelled to not only see the movie, but also read the book.