Before Her

Before Her

In this transportive memoir, the National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming traces the relationships in her past that would eventually deliver her to the love of a lifetime.

Before Jacqueline Woodson met Juliet, before her own self-realization, there were decades of friends, lovers, and family who defined the woman she’d become. In this haunting story of memory and identity, Jacqueline shares the profound impact they had on bending the path of her life; how they informed the dreams of her future; and how each one—some lost, all loved—would bring her to Juliet, her one and only.

Jacqueline Woodson’s Before Her is part of The One, a collection of seven singularly true love stories of friendship, companionship, marriage, and moving on. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting, with or without company.

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    Before Her Reviews

  • Chava

    Death tears away the skin of one life, exposing another beneath it. Four months later, I would learn that I was pregnant.This is a short story in yet another Amazon Collection, The One. The collection...

  • Rena

    3.75 stars. Beautifully written vignette about love. I would love to see it become a full memoir....

  • Sasha

    This 17-page memoir of Woodson's love life up to the current love of her life was touching and lovely. She told a story most of us are familiar with, of love found and lost, and found again. I would l...

  • Ashley

    This short story felt like it was missing something. There was a bit of a 'How I Met Your Mother Vibe,' but I found parts of the story hard to follow. It wasn't bad, but I felt like it would have been...

  • Theresa

    Amazing This short book was so perfectly well written and superb from the first words off the page I was completely drew into the entire story. She gave so much in so little time that I definitely wan...

  • Astrid J. Tolud

    ReminiscingThis story reminded of so many things in my childhood that I often had to stop reading and go back, because my mind had drifted to my own memories. I love the way she writes about her exper...

  • Beth

    i really look forward to these reads from Amazon and enjoy the listen or read option. great cover. ...

  • B.A. Wilson

    This is a short memoir. It feels honest but seems to be missing heart, or maybe emotion. The topics and content should have been intriguing, but instead it felt like a lot of disconnect thoughts with ...

  • Jennifer

    Dan Savage says relationships that come to end (which they all do, one way or another - even the ones that end with someone dying) can still be “successful” if you view it through the lens of What...

  • Angieleigh

    No!!! I need to know more!!I am so glad that, as usual, I went into this without knowing anything more than it was an LGBTQ book. I love being surprised by what lays between covers.Woodson's writing i...