Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor. Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the plan Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man ...

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Title:Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Author:Michael Bennett
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Genres:Nonfiction
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:220 pages pages

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable Reviews

  • Patricia
    May 16, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

  • Lupine
    Apr 21, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

  • Martha
    May 26, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

    I don't care at all about football, apart from general rage at and disgust with the owners, and I still found this book incredible. Bennett is forthright in his discussion of white supremacy and how it impacts Black athletes, among others, and it's incredibly powerful to read his descr...

  • Kate
    Jan 12, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

  • jeremy
    Apr 26, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

  • Abby
    May 20, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

  • Robin
    May 27, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

  • Jessica
    Feb 07, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

  • Nina
    May 05, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

  • Tyler Hurst
    May 01, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

    I don't care at all about football, apart from general rage at and disgust with the owners, and I still found this book incredible. Bennett is forthright in his discussion of white supremacy and how it impacts Black athletes, among others, and it's incredibly powerful to read his descr...

    "Being born black is a preexisting condition in his society, with a set of stresses that you can't understand without living in our skin." "In many places around the world, in schools, lunch is a class." "Black Americans are 2 1/2 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and...

    Great book on showing the human perspective of athletes. We often see athletes as one dimensional individuals, robots that are supposed to repeat performances for our entertainment. Bennett rebuke's the typical, "stick to playing [insert sport here]" line thrown at athletes anytime the...

    This was, hands down, one of the best books I've ever read. I supported him from the beginning of the protest (I was already a fan because he's a BEAST on the field!) and now I'm even more upset that the Seahawks traded him to the Eagles now that I know so much more about Bennett, his ...

    So many things to share that I learned, but the first was the biggest. Because of the lack of black superheroes, many black kids looked up to athletes as their idols. I mean, I sorta figured this just by observing how many non-white people you see at nerd/geek events versus sporting...

  • Mark Ballinger
    May 22, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

  • Dianah
    Jun 04, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

  • Brad
    Feb 01, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

  • Andre
    Apr 01, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

  • Debi G.
    Jun 01, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

  • Victor
    Apr 18, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

  • Kimberley
    Apr 05, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

  • Les
    May 22, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

  • John
    May 22, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

  • Katrina Winchell
    May 25, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

    I don't care at all about football, apart from general rage at and disgust with the owners, and I still found this book incredible. Bennett is forthright in his discussion of white supremacy and how it impacts Black athletes, among others, and it's incredibly powerful to read his descr...

    "Being born black is a preexisting condition in his society, with a set of stresses that you can't understand without living in our skin." "In many places around the world, in schools, lunch is a class." "Black Americans are 2 1/2 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and...

    Great book on showing the human perspective of athletes. We often see athletes as one dimensional individuals, robots that are supposed to repeat performances for our entertainment. Bennett rebuke's the typical, "stick to playing [insert sport here]" line thrown at athletes anytime the...

    This was, hands down, one of the best books I've ever read. I supported him from the beginning of the protest (I was already a fan because he's a BEAST on the field!) and now I'm even more upset that the Seahawks traded him to the Eagles now that I know so much more about Bennett, his ...

  • Ashley
    Apr 20, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

  • Maurissa Mitchem
    Apr 04, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

  • Sara
    Jun 06, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

    I don't care at all about football, apart from general rage at and disgust with the owners, and I still found this book incredible. Bennett is forthright in his discussion of white supremacy and how it impacts Black athletes, among others, and it's incredibly powerful to read his descr...

    "Being born black is a preexisting condition in his society, with a set of stresses that you can't understand without living in our skin." "In many places around the world, in schools, lunch is a class." "Black Americans are 2 1/2 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and...

    Great book on showing the human perspective of athletes. We often see athletes as one dimensional individuals, robots that are supposed to repeat performances for our entertainment. Bennett rebuke's the typical, "stick to playing [insert sport here]" line thrown at athletes anytime the...

    This was, hands down, one of the best books I've ever read. I supported him from the beginning of the protest (I was already a fan because he's a BEAST on the field!) and now I'm even more upset that the Seahawks traded him to the Eagles now that I know so much more about Bennett, his ...

    So many things to share that I learned, but the first was the biggest. Because of the lack of black superheroes, many black kids looked up to athletes as their idols. I mean, I sorta figured this just by observing how many non-white people you see at nerd/geek events versus sporting...

    I loved this book. It's a good companion to Ijeoma Oluo's "So You Want to Talk About Race" -- it's similar in how it's a friendly, hand-holding introduction to racism. Made me consider topics such as: Pete Carroll is one of the good guys; athletes comparing themselves to slaves; instan...

  • Ricardo
    Apr 15, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

  • Michael Linsner
    Apr 08, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

  • Ramiro Guerra
    Apr 18, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

  • Marie
    Jun 11, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

    I don't care at all about football, apart from general rage at and disgust with the owners, and I still found this book incredible. Bennett is forthright in his discussion of white supremacy and how it impacts Black athletes, among others, and it's incredibly powerful to read his descr...

    "Being born black is a preexisting condition in his society, with a set of stresses that you can't understand without living in our skin." "In many places around the world, in schools, lunch is a class." "Black Americans are 2 1/2 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and...

  • Patrick Sanders
    May 25, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

  • Neel Rana
    Jun 07, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...

    The first two thirds of the book was dominated by the his experience as a college and professional football player. I know he needed to include that as part of his bio, but I would have liked to read more about his experiences outside of football during that part of his life. The la...

    This book definitely needs to be added to my classroom library. It?s educational and entertaining. A lengthy auto maintenance appointment inspired a walk to the bookstore where I noticed this book on display and had time to read it in one sitting. I?m not someone who watches fo...

    I'm not a football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of respect for Michael Bennett ever since the day he rode a bicycle on the football field. This short, candid memoir made my respect for him increase immensely -- he pulls no punches when it comes to talking abo...

    I don't care at all about football, apart from general rage at and disgust with the owners, and I still found this book incredible. Bennett is forthright in his discussion of white supremacy and how it impacts Black athletes, among others, and it's incredibly powerful to read his descr...

    "Being born black is a preexisting condition in his society, with a set of stresses that you can't understand without living in our skin." "In many places around the world, in schools, lunch is a class." "Black Americans are 2 1/2 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and...

    Great book on showing the human perspective of athletes. We often see athletes as one dimensional individuals, robots that are supposed to repeat performances for our entertainment. Bennett rebuke's the typical, "stick to playing [insert sport here]" line thrown at athletes anytime the...

  • Ren_Lee
    Apr 30, 2018

    Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowler Michael Bennett has an opinion on pretty much everything, and I loved reading every one of them. Just a look at the table of contents will give you a pretty good idea of what this book is about: The NCAA is some BS, NFL Reality, Without Food Your Ass is Doing...

    As an NFL fan who sat during the anthem in solidarity with players like Bennett at the last NFL game I attended, I was hugely excited to be sent an ARC of this book to review. Part personal memoir, part political statement (and it isn't lost on me that how extremely sad it is that a bl...

    More like 3.5 REVIEW ?? Michael Bennett was a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, now of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and is a thoughtful and conscious guy, fully woke. He has some thoughts he would like to share with the general public and this book is the result of hi...

    I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be biased, I'm a good white liberal in Seattle and Michael Bennett is my favorite Seahawk, purely for his advocacy for literacy programs and his activism. (Also the bike ride.) I knew he was writing a bo...

    The ?things that make white people uncomfortable? are subtlety addressed throughout. However, anyone who reads this should become uncomfortable and ask him/herself, ?Am I doing enough for the betterment of my community, the community at large and mankind?? He challenges our...

    but it's so much easier to talk shit than to do shit, because once you are out there representing what you believe, people see the real you. most everybody in the world wears a mask, and very rarely do people unveil who they really are. and i've done that. i'm naked here. so i'm going...

    A fairly introductory primer to some of Michael Bennett's political and social justice thoughts. It's all told in a very conversational and entertaining style by Bennett himself. I'm not sure what Dave Zirin brought in. I recently read an interview with Zirin in The Jacobin that ki...

    Excellent. I don't care one whit about football (and indeed I skipped over parts that were too football-y for me) and, in fact, I admit I really only vaguely knew who Michael Bennett is when I started it. But I'll say this, I am now a huge fan of this human who works for change and und...

    Michael Bennett's book is touching, eye-opening and tear-inspiring. Overall it's an homage to what we can be, as a global society. People standing together out of love, not fear, to break down that which oppresses and deprives some many around us. Highly recommended. It'll inspire y...

    Though I have read a number of books that tackle these same topics, I am especially appreciative of this one - because Bennett is a famous football player, I anticipate that there will be readers drawn to this book who might not otherwise pick up a text centering on race and class issu...

    The thing that made this white man uncomfortable was the reminder how damaging football is. My fandom of football is a serious guilty pleasure, and while the horrible tragedy of brain injury is not unknown, and the terrible treatment of college players under the umbrella of vast wealth...

    Damn good book, and a damn fitting title considering the topics it ranges over. Covers an activist-athlete's life from growing up to involvement in contemporary movements like BLM and food justice, to intersectionality, to family. Punchy and non-florid writing is greatly appreciated af...

    Damn! Wow! It is not often that I want to write an author a letter of gratitude. This book woke me up and also rang true with some of the things that I have observed about professional and college sports. I think Mr. Bennett is amazing and I want him to be very careful while he c...

    Thank you to Haymarket and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an eGalley of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. This book is less about what makes ?white people uncomfortable?, than it is the ideas and ideals of a man who has spent his life trying to navigate the roa...

    Wow, who knew NFL player Michael Bennett was a visionary justice warrior with a world-wide view, and the sensibilities for community outreach? He is, and he does, and he has the writing chops to tell us all about it. For a lady who hates sports, this book was so much more than I expect...

    The title is provocative and may be a turn off to some, but trust me, this is an incredibly insightful read from the perspective of thoughtful and socially conscious professional athlete. ...

    Best for: Anyone interested in a compelling story about how a professional athlete lives his values. In a nutshell: Former (sniff) Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle team member Michael Bennett shares his prospective on a wide range of topics, including the NCAA, the NFL...

    Prior to Bennett?s disturbing incident with Las Vegas Police Department I had no idea who he was. I do not follow sports of any kind at all, but after that incident I learned a bit more about this man and became even more interested with this book that he was putting out. ?Things t...

    4.5 Stars. Micheal Bennett is a former Seahawk, so I knew exactly who this guy is when I saw this book at a book store during Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. So I just had to buy it! (Support your local bookstores) Bennett talks about how shitty the NCAA and NFL are to its players, ...

    It blows my mind that black athletes speaking out against racial injustice in ?Merica is considered ?controversial? or ?distracting? or whatever. But here we are. There will also be folks who...will judge a book by its cover and assume the position of ?offended? at th...

    I follow Glennon Doyle (a white author/activist) on Instagram and she gave a great tip today for white people who are beginning this "journey of learning" in the fight against racism. She said, "JUST BE A LEARNER. Read and listen instead of writing and talking" (unless, of course, you ...