BPW Foundation's Women Misbehavin' Blog

Well behaved women never make history

From PUSH to Precious

Posted by joyinhome on November 13, 2009

I first read PUSH about 10 years ago; it was recommended by my godmother. If you have not read the book, I highly recommend it.

The buzz around the movie, Precious, has been overall very positive. However, there are some people who are not planning to see it because of the topics into which it delves. I read an article this morning (that annoyed me) about why the author, an African-American woman, would not be going to see it.

PUSH deals with some difficult, sickening and gritty issues that are painful and exhausting but at the end of the day, we sometimes have to explore ugliness to find the beautiful opportunity.

I have not yet seen the movie version but plan to- probably this weekend. I wanted to go opening weekend, but was unable to do so. However, I am glad to see its initial financial and critical success.

Stay tuned for my post after seeing Precious.


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