by Carlos Greaves

With all the debate surrounding my brand brand new novel, Memoirs of a Middle-Aged White Lady, i desired to take the time to create the record right about my motives with this specific guide, also to show my complete surprise and dissatisfaction at its bad reception.

Once I attempt to compose this novel, which happens in Iowa and centers around 46-year-old Meradyth Spensir and her 8-year-old son Chab, my objective would be to shed light regarding the battles that white middle-aged feamales in America face — struggles that I, a 28-year-old Latino guy, don’t understand much about but we would imagine are pretty tough. And also as far as I’m stressed, we freaking nailed it.

For beginners, my publisher, whom additionally is actually Latino, positively enjoyed it, along side everyone We have delivered copies of this guide to. Ricky Martin called it “a literary triumph.” Antonio Banderas published, “Carlos writes about being white and middle-aged and a lady the means no one else in the us can.” And David Ortiz stated, “This novel is really so completely authentic. I merely adored it,” before incorporating it to his Big Papi’s Big Reads Book Club. I did son’t deliver copies regarding the guide to virtually any middle-aged white ladies because 1) We don’t understand any, and 2) We figured that, then surely it will resonate with white middle-aged women as well if Latino men like it. That appeared like a provided.

Numerous experts are whining that i will be appropriating woman that is white using this novel. Look, have always been we a middle-aged woman that is white? No. But did we interview lots of middle-aged white females to find out about their struggles and experiences? Also no. The things I did do, though, ended up being view three episodes of hopeless Housewives and drink a glass that is entire of, that we think a lot of people would concur is much ample research. Read more