"The author’s impressionistic account of her travels is poetically thoughtful, and she has a keen eye for granular detail, which she evokes in delicate, vivid language. Also, she offers an inspiring tale of community-based political action . . . A beautifully written memoir."
"This transporting, globe-trotting tale filled me with wander-lust. Prabasi describes beautiful, surprising firsts as she travels the planet--from earliest toddler memories, through to adulthood. When she settles in uptown manhattan and brings an international lens to her local business, the book soars with political and personal ferocity, never losing the warmth of neighbors connecting over coffee."
— Quiara Alegría Hudes - Pulitzer prize & Tony award winning playwright & composer (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful, Miss You Like Hell)
“Sarina Prabasi has found a way to help us navigate today’s questions by looking at her own past experiences. Full of warmth and bristling with urgency, the coffeehouse resistance is compulsively readable and absolutely necessary. Get it now.”
— Maaza Mengiste, author of the widely acclaimed and award-winning novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze