My Broken Language - Quiara Alegría Hudes

My Broken Language

A Memoir

The captivating true-life story that inspired In the Heights Les mer
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The captivating true-life story that inspired In the Heights
Forlag: William Collins
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780008464622
Format: 22 x 14 cm

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‘Flawless … In the moments after I finished reading, first came the aphasia of wonder at a book that exceeds you’ – New York Times

‘This electrifying memoir, which is her first book, brings together the threads of her Philadelphia upbringing as the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and Jewish father, never quite fitting in and trying to find her place in the world. Part coming-of-age story and part lyrical tale of the women she grew up with, this is a wonderful book about finding your voice, and telling the stories that helped to build you as a person.’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘Quiara Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories.' – LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

‘Enormously empathetic and funny … The language throughout is gorgeous and so moving. I love this book.’– ANGIE CRUZ, author of Dominicana

‘This book is a how-to for this generation of storytellers looking for direction on how to step into their power. If anyone asks me how to tell their story, I’m just gonna send them this book.’ – JON CHU, Director of In the Heights and Crazy Rich Asians

‘A masterclass on how we might all find the courage to tell our own stories on our own terms.’ – KIMBERLY DREW, author of This is What I Know About Art and Black Futures

‘Visceral, riotous, and cathartic. – to read Hudes’ Broken Language was a kind of baptism. A woman’s journey to find her voice has never been rendered so powerfully. I can honestly say I grew as a writer from reading it.’ – JINI REDDY, author of Wanderland

‘An extraordinary, beautiful and deeply moving memoir ’ – SOPHIE HARDACH, author of Confession with Blue Horses


Quiara Alegria Hudes is an American playwright, lyricist and essayist. She is best known for writing the musical and screenplay adaptation of In the Heights with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hailed for her work's exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful.