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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Chalida
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

  • Brenna
    Sep 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

  • Sumit
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

  • Lee Ann
    Jul 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

  • Chris Jaffe
    Aug 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    The best part of this book is the sheer passion that comes through on every page. Bennett isn't just talking to hear his own voice - he genuinely gives a damn and wants to make a difference (and wants you to help make a difference, too). The only knock I'd have on the book is that is s...

  • Tim Mccaskey
    Sep 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

  • Kate
    Sep 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Lissa
    Jul 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

  • Alex Bear
    Sep 10, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    The best part of this book is the sheer passion that comes through on every page. Bennett isn't just talking to hear his own voice - he genuinely gives a damn and wants to make a difference (and wants you to help make a difference, too). The only knock I'd have on the book is that is s...

    This book should be REQUIRED READING for the entire country. Can we, like, give tax breaks for book reports or something? Blast the audio version over the speaker systems of all public gathering places? I?m kidding.... about the federal mandate part at least lol. Seriously though, DO...

    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...

  • Dawn
    Jul 29, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

    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. ...

  • Stephany Snell
    Jul 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    While what constitutes "whiteness" is a matter of debate, and I don't view myself as being "white" (and as a Jew, I'm sure that racists would agree with that), this book ended up making me a bit uncomfortable anyway. Watching (American) football has always been a bit of a guilty pl...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Though this book had been recommended to me several times, I kept passing it by because I thought it would focus on football and I'm not much of a fan. Well, Bennett did talk a lot about football, but not in the way I might have expected - he uses it as a lens to look at racism in Amer...

    I've been a fan of Michael Bennett as a football player. I liked him even more when I saw his leadership with respect to fighting racism in America through anthem protests at the game. And I know from pressers he is funny, self-assured, and doesn't suffer fools! He's also a very ...

    Definitely one for school libraries. I am not a football fan and didn't know who Michael Bennett was before reading this book, but I have come to respect him for speaking up and speaking out. In his simple words, he write with humility and courage and I admire him. I think students who...

    Well thought out and written. Humorous at times and straight to the point. Of course he had the help of seasoned editors, but I couldn't write well, clear, knowledgeably, and concise if I was working out and training for hours a day, then dealing with press, and putting in that much ti...

    I recommend the book especially for those looking for thoughtful takes on sports, BLM, or other social justice-related issues (a friend told me this book introduced the term "intersectionality" to him, so that's a plus.) Maybe a 3.5 - I didn't rate it higher because the chapters shift ...

    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...

    Michael Bennett is an intelligent, thoughtful, and hilarious man, and all of those traits are on full display in this book. While it will never be lauded as the most well written or eloquent prose, he shows a vulnerability and an authenticity that is refreshing. Bennett's writing is fu...

    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...

    Excellent! ...

    This book was fantastic. The essays were easy to relate to and it almost felt as if I was having a conversation with Bennett instead of reading his book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    The best part of this book is the sheer passion that comes through on every page. Bennett isn't just talking to hear his own voice - he genuinely gives a damn and wants to make a difference (and wants you to help make a difference, too). The only knock I'd have on the book is that is s...

    This book should be REQUIRED READING for the entire country. Can we, like, give tax breaks for book reports or something? Blast the audio version over the speaker systems of all public gathering places? I?m kidding.... about the federal mandate part at least lol. Seriously though, DO...