Oprah Redux

Esmeralda Bermudez is a Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times reporter whose family fled El Salvador during the violent civil war, and one of American Dirt’s earliest critics.

Here, in a compilation of tweets, we see Esmeralda’s reaction to the book, and to Oprah’s endorsement.

In the weeks that followed Esmeralda’s piece in the LA Times, Oprah’s people contacted her about being one of the token critics on the stage. After listening to what they had to say, Esmeralda concluded that Oprah had no intention of listening to any of the critics. Instead, her intention was to minimize and dismiss them.

Here is her story told via Twitter.

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