Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey By Ozge Samanci, Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey Growing up on the Aegean Coast Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability Her dad expected Ozge like her sister to become an engineer
  • Title: Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey
  • Author: Ozge Samanci
  • ISBN: 9780374316983
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey By Ozge Samanci, Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between secularism and fundamentalism Could she be a scubaGrowing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between secularism and fundamentalism Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Cousteau A stage actress Would it be possible to please everyone including herself In her unpredictable and funny graphic memoir, Ozge recounts her story using inventive collages, weaving together images of the sea, politics, science, and friendship.
    Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey By Ozge Samanci, Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey by Ozge Samanci Dare to Disappoint is a graphic novel that speaks about the author s struggle as a young girl in Turkey during the s to live up to her parents and society s high expectations with her education and career Throughout her adolescence and college years, she comes up short to her goals, even with great determination and work. Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey Dare to Disappoint is a captivating memoir of a girl s journey to self acceptance Raised in war torn Turkey, zge seeks to meet the expectations of her parents and her country This graphic novel is charming read that discusses the difficulties of coming of age, and growing up in a militaristic country. Dare to Disappoint Ozge Samanci Macmillan Nov , Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey Ozge Samanci Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey Book Review Dec , Dare to Disappoint is a clever, well observed coming of age tale suitable for both girls and boys. Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey eBook Dare to Disappoint is a captivating memoir of a girl s journey to self acceptance Raised in war torn Turkey, zge seeks to meet the expectations of her parents and her country This graphic novel is charming read that discusses the difficulties of coming of age, and growing up in a militaristic country. Dare to Disappoint Yale University Library Downloadable Tweet about Dare to Disappoint Pin Dare to Disappoint Email a friend about Dare to Disappoint Available formats Kindle Book OverDrive Read Subjects Art Biography Autobiography Geography Young Adult Nonfiction Languages English Copies Available Library copies Levels ATOS . Lexile Interest Level Children s Book Review Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkish artist Samanci s graphic memoir tells many stories It s a simple collection of her childhood memories sent out to buy milk, she instead sneaks into the local school to find her sister a de
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    1. Ozge Samanci

      Ozge Samanci is an artist and an assistant professor at Northwestern University She makes comics and interactive art installations She keeps an online comics journal Ordinary Things since 2006.

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    1. I m sure we ve all read books about people who deny themselves happiness because of their parents expectations Or maybe because they think that what their parents want for them will make them happy in some way in the end.But this book is not only about that zge does want to please her family, especially her father, but she realizes early on that she could never become an engineer, the only profession her father deems acceptable for a woman who does not want to marry.She doesn t have the grades t [...]


    2. B rak z ls nler, evrilmesini heyecanla bekledi im bir kitapt leti im den kaca n ve fiyat n n bu olaca n tahmin etsem 49 TL gibi bir rakamdan bahsediyoruz beklemez, al r okurdum Neyse, B rak z ls nler, 80 sonras do anlar i in bizi bize anlatan bir hikaye zge Samanc n n hayat nda o umuza tan d k gelecek o kadar ey var ki Bunun yan s ra renk se imleri ve izimler de olduk a ba ar l Ama, tabii ki ama olacakt , b l mler aras nda kopukluk, son k sm n aceleye gelmesi gibi unsurlar n yan s ra birazc k de [...]


    3. Dare to Disappoint Growing up in Turkey felt like it should have been a longer tale zge Samanci s early years are richly detailed as the protagonist ages, though, the granularity of the narrative stretches out, with discrete events replaced by overarching sketches of longer periods of time and emotion This may simply be an artifact of memory disjointed and episodic recollections of early years giving way to comprehensive understandings of later phases of life This flow breaks down, though, nea [...]


    4. Bir zmirli ve Bo azi i matematik b l m mezunu biri olarak kendimden ok ey buldu um bir kitap oldu u i in biraz yanl bir de erlendime olabilir Bir de Amerika da uzun bir s re ya am ve benzer eyleri T rkiye li olmayan arkada lar ma anlatmaya al m biri olarak beni rahats z etmedi ama yazar n konumu itibariyle, kitab n Amerika l lara anlat r gibi ekillendirmi olmas , belki T rkiye li okurlar i in bir handikap olu turabilir ncelikle ger ekten ok titiz al lm , ok a k y reklilikle yaz lm bir kitap oldu [...]


    5. A graphic memoir about growing up in Turkey by now Chicagoan artist Samanci I knew very little about Turkey so was interested Also, it begs comparisons with Persepolis, as we get history of Turkey and the extent to which totalitarianism has affected its people It sure affected Samanci, who was influenced by her uncle not to be a cog in the machine It doesn t spare us some violence, so I wouldn t say its primary audience is necessarily kids, though it is a growing up story Her stern Dad wants her [...]


    6. evirisini merakla bekliyordum Okurken ocuklu uma gen li ime d nd m Otobiyografik bir romandan bir neslin kar n a r lar na n fuz etmi , ok ba ar l.


    7. How much do outsiders know about the country of Turkey Here, a professor from Northwestern University tells what it was like to grow up in Turkey She follows her early life, starting in 1981 before she started school , and ends during college as she looks toward a professional path Graphic novels are an evocative medium for memoir, and Samanci uses the strengths of visual storytelling to great effect Her thesis was on using comics in the digital context, and this is clearly a thoughtful work Her [...]


    8. This graphic novel is well done, but I ll have to send it up to the middle school library as it is too young adult for elementary students Ozge Samanci s minimalist illustrations and dry sense of humor make this an excellent look into what it was like growing up in Turkey The heart of the story is about Ozge trying to figure out what she wants to do in life and the difficulty of trying to live up to her father s expectations and imitate her brilliant older sister She recounts the political and c [...]


    9. Here is the thing Masterly drawn, and beautifully written, the book leaves you with a sense of incompleteness and a delusion that it should have been longer, braver and fuller, a much intended delusion aimed at and kept as a secret from you throughout the book victoriously by the writer and you are hanging in time and space aching to find closure, only to realize it s the only thing the book hasn t offered you Just like this country, Turkey itself And you think, just for a second that this was a [...]



    10. Dare to Disappoint by Ozge Samanci is perhaps the quintessential tale of growing up in the 80s and 90s in Turkey in a middle class family There is so much here that resonates with the experiences of many Turks who grew up in Izmir and Istanbul, went to cram school on the weekends in preparation for the national entrance exams, tried so hard to fulfill the expectations of many middle class families of parents working for the government, who, unable to bestow wealth to their children, insisted for [...]


    11. This book was sentimentally rated as a 5 the colorful innocence in Ozge s imagery, as well as the acute awareness of self in the context of family and society, were marvelously poignant and led me to realize about my own self Ozge adroitly illustrated the shifting sands of identity and stability as we navigate life She bravely showed her vulnerability, and it made the reader this reader braver too.Is this not the purpose of art To touch another s soul, and to purpose enlightenment


    12. I love the mischievous, rebellious sensibility that came through the pages early on in this book, much through the great relationship between Ozge and her sister and her parents There is a lot to be said for the way these relationships are sketched out, and for the pluck of Ozge s young self But somehow the book never quite came together for me There were a lot of historical and relational moments I appreciated, but just as the Ozge of the book is trying to find herself, the book itself seems to [...]


    13. ocuklu uma, gen li ime, niversite hayallerime yolculuk yapt m Yer yer g ld m yer yer h z nlendim 80 sonras d nemin ok ok g zel bir zeti olmu izimler de ok ba ar l ok be endim.


    14. ki g nde keyifle okudum B y k ehirlerde ya ayan bir kesitin ortak ge mi i s z konusu Sonu biraz aceleye gelmi.


    15. This graphic memoir is not labeled as such, but would work really well for kids, especially girls, fourteen and up It s the coming of age story about a young Turkish girl who struggles to reconcile her dreams with those her father has for her Can she be both an engineer and a scuba diver like Jacques Cousteau It s a delightful tale of family, friendship, and self discovery, and while it touches on some of the social, political, and religious issues of the day, it does so lightly, and readers not [...]


    16. G l mseten ve ok a h z nlendiren detaylarla doluydu Hayat m n zeti gibiydi ok ama ok masum oldu umuz, bir o kadar da haks zl a u rad m z y llar Bizim Bir zamanlar denilen sihirli lkemiz Romantik, bihaber gen li imiz


    17. Dare to Disappoint is a graphic novel that speaks about the author s struggle as a young girl in Turkey during the 80 s to live up to her parents and society s high expectations with her education and career Throughout her adolescence and college years, she comes up short to her goals, even with great determination and work Ultimately, though, she realizes that she only went through this difficult path to please her father, and she should finally consider what she wants She dared to disappoint H [...]




    18. I really liked Samanci s style, and enjoyed this story of her growing up a pretty normal kid in Turkey in a time of violence But I never really felt any sort of emotional connection to her story, and at the end we re left to sort of infer that things turned out ok for her, since she s published this book, but it felt really abrupt to me, and I wanted about what she did after that point to get to where she is today And it seems like so much of the book is about her wanting to gain her dad s appr [...]


    19. This graphic novel is lovely to read It manages to hold emotional weight, depicting major conflict and violence, while allowing you to journey through the adventures of a heart felt and well drawn comic that can be sweet in its depictions and yet never sickly sweet This is a fast read but I m tempted to go through it again because it feels rich and layered and that details would be missed in the first attempt It also made me want to learn much about Turkey though written for someone who knows n [...]


    20. I pulled this ahead in my threatening to topple and crush me tall pile of to be read books because, hey, reading something about Turkey seemed timely This is a lovely memoir with lots of energetic, clever, mixed media illustrations Samanci s journey, to a decision than an actual place, is interesting and hopeful, and given weight because she s a character so to speak of charm and courage trying to survive a culture at times deeply hostile to her existence Her humanity and even handedness is evi [...]


    21. This book was love at first sight for me The title pulled me in right away, and the I read of it the that love grew A brilliant and true depiction of what it s like to grow up in poverty and in an oppressive place with standards you know you couldn t meet even if you wanted to.This graphic tale is about discovering who you are and learning about yourself along the way If you have ever felt lost or feel lost right now, this book will bring you peace and insights into history.


    22. I know so very little about Turkey, so this graphic memoir of a girl growing up there was an education The culture and politics are very different from the US but a universal is the love between parent and child and the desire to please.


    23. Een redelijk goed autobiografisch boek over de jeugd van de schrijfster in Turkije Het was af en toe best chaotisch, en ik vond het einde ook wel een beetje jammer, ze had eindelijk een plan, en toen was het voorbij



    24. 1 LOVED THIS BOOK 2 The name is everything Dare to disappoint YES Do what is best for you and follow what you want from this short and wild life Don t let the naysayers stop you 3 She went to the grocery store by herself when she was 6 years old 4 When Ozge just strolled into Pelin s classroom, it was the cutest thing ever.5 I learned a lot of history from this book because it forced me to Google the political climate during this time period.6 Another cute moment is when Ozge walked by a picture [...]


    25. Uzun zamand r b yle tatl bir anlat mla kar la mam t m Anlatt eyler basit de ildi fakat zamanla, istedi i yere ula t ktan sonra, ac lar n anlatabilmeye ba lam olmal Ba kurabildi im bir ok nokta oldu Belki de tamam B yle i im buruk gibi Ama sevin liyim de Se ti imiz bir ok yol ok benzer Kendi sonumu d nmeden edemedim Kurdu um ba dan bahsetmi olmayay m sadece izimler muhte em Bak a s n n farkl l hissediliyor ok sevdim


    26. I will be recommending this one to my daughter and to other teenagers After finishing, I learned that Samanci is now a professor at Northwestern University in school of communication As she shows in this book, she struggled with majoring in math and theater at a conservative boarding school in Turkey before finally daring to disappoint her father by doing what she loved and becoming an artist Great art and storytelling and meaningful message for any young person.


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