Number of page: 336
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Social Science
New York Times BestsellerA collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
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Review: Bad Feminist A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the mostwatched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. “Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once
- MH T
Thought provoking and honest, this collection is a must read!
Awful Most of it is opinions and untrue statistics and facts and a majority of the book has nothing to do with feminism.
- Clintasha Westbrook
I’m not happy. I rather have my refund to help go towards the whole book. DO NOT BUY!! JUST GET THE TRIAL IT’S THE SAME THING!!!
- Langis Langley
Compelling, thought provoking, alarming, inspiring, sobering, joyful, sad. A must read for anyone, regardless of race or gender.
LibraryThing Review There is good stuff here, I just wasn’t feeling the lit criticism. I was looking for more of a memior, less culture critique. Interesting, I just felt it dragged.
LibraryThing Review I’m so glad that this book exists in the world. As a collection of essays, it’s a bit uneven- some pieces are certainly stronger than others. However, the idea that feminism can be imperfect and inclusive and has room to improve is great. It should be required reading.
LibraryThing Review Enjoyed some pieces a lot more than others. Some of the pieces felt dated already and I wished I had read it sooner. Some of them are rather chilling given the current political climate. But I really enjoyed this overall and think it is definitely worth reading!
LibraryThing Review This was couldn’t put it down good, and the first time I’ve ever tweeted an author in response to a book. I’ve bumped her new novel, An Untamed State up my list as a result of this one. I totally have an intellectual crush on this woman.
An Untamed State
Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down An Untamed State is a novel of hope intermingled with fear a book about possibilities mixed with horror and despair It is written at a pace that will match your racing heart and while you find yourself shocked amazed devastated you also dare to hope for the best for all involved Edwidge Danticat author of Breath Eyes Memory and The Dew BreakerRoxane Gay is a powerful new literary voice whose short stories and essays have already earned her an enthusiastic audience In An Untamed State she delivers an assured debut about a woman kidnapped for ransom her captivity as her father refuses to pay and her husband fights for her release over thirteen days and her struggle to come to terms with the ordeal in its aftermath Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale The strong willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti s richest sons she has an adoring husband a precocious infant son by all appearances a perfect life The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men in front of her father s Port au Prince estate Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom As it becomes clear her father intends to resist the kidnappers Mireille must endure the torments of a man who resents everything she represents An Untamed State is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce It is the story of a willful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places An Untamed State establishes Roxane Gay as a writer of prodigious arresting talent From the astonishing first line to the final scene An Untamed State is magical and dangerous I could not put it down Pay attention to Roxane Gay she s here to stay Tayari Jones author of Silver Sparrow and Leaving Atlanta Haiti s better scribes among them Edwidge Danticat Franketienne Madison Smartt Bell Lyonel Trouillot and Marie Vieux Chavet have produced some of the best literature in the world Add to their ranks Roxane Gay a bright and shining star Kyle Minor author of In the Devil s Territory on Ayiti
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist a searingly honest memoir of food weight self image and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big my body would be safe I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble I tried to erase every memory of her but she is still there somewhere I was trapped in my body one that I barely recognized or understood but at least I was safe In her phenomenally popular essays and long running Tumblr blog Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure consumption appearance and health As a woman who describes her own body as wildly undisciplined Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial between self comfort and self care In Hunger she explores her past including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself With the bracing candor vulnerability and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food a smaller and safer body and a body that can love and be loved in a time when the bigger you are the smaller your world becomes
I vilt tillstånd
Mireille Jameson dotter till en välbärgad familj i Haiti och numer boende i USA kidnappas i Port au Prince mot en lösesumma på 1 miljon dollar I 13 dagar hålls hon fången medan hennes far vägrar betala och hennes man kämpar för att få henne fri När hon äntligen släpps börjar hennes mödosamma kamp för att återvända till sitt liv I vilt tillstånd är både ett familjedrama en utmanande politisk roman och en stark roman om kärlek Översättare Niclas Nilsson
Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing
A provocative and polarizing book takes the pink pussy power hat and the Women s March to one of society s most powerful forces for influence and change Readers of Hillary Clinton s What Happened can take action to lift all voices today By all appearances publishing is an open to all endeavor But for female authors and authors of color and LGBT authors for authors who write about women or people of color or individuals in the LGBT community entry is all but barred Writing While Female or Black or Gay written by a publishing professional with twenty years of experience describes how the books women write are treated differently from representation through to marketing and remaindering how authors of color are not allowed to write what is dearest to their hearts and how LGBT authors are ghettoized In the footsteps of influential authors like Toni Morrison bell hooks Jessica Valenti Tracie Egan Morrissey Jennifer Pozner Roxane Gay Malala Yousafzai and Jill Filipovic this work provides actionable steps Through incredibly simple actions anyone concerned about gender equality true diversity and the rights of every human being can fix the problems Writing While Female or Black or Gay includes The books women write are treated differently from representation through to marketing and remaindering Authors of color are not allowed to write what is dearest to their hearts LGBT authors and characters are ghettoized Every person who has marched or resisted racism and stereotypes can pick up this book and immediately begin reverse engineering the publishing industry Diverse voices need to be heard today more often than ever Hear the call to action that can open the gates for a better world in Writing While Female or Black or Gay Because as Gloria Steinem says The only thing worse than trying is not trying Full of wit sarcasm insight and humor Laine caves in castles on the hill roasts the big name publishers and so called liberal literary magazines as well and discusses topics that are poisonous for new writers unless they be young white males and even there she has some pointers that are laugh out loud funny Truthful and caustic and sensible Amust read Grady Harp Hall of Fame Reviewer Something I find particularly interesting about this book is that it lays bare lots about the publishing industry What influences publishing decisions how sales are monitored or not monitored and how target audiences are categorised It s really a must read for every author even if you re not female black or gay The book ends with a list of simple practical actions all book lovers can undertake in order to help reverse engineer this industry of prejudice Marion Grace Woolley Author Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran Read this If you re a reader read this If you re an author new or old who is female or black or gay or minority or LGBT or even a plain ol white guy there s stuff in there for you too then you need to read this Angel Leya Goodreads Reviewer I was glad the Laine Cunningham wrote this book so we the readers can know what goes on behind the scenes and we can therefore show support to minority authors The book was funny and encouraging to authors even while talking about the brutal truth of being overlooked If you re an author read this book It will help you understand what you re up against If you re just an avid reader like me then read this book to educate yourself about how the publishing process works and how bias can affect it S Clem Reviewer God forbid you be female black gay or any other version of not a straight white guy and pick up a pen today because gender race and the politics of power will shroud your words in obscurity This is so true I have the privilege of knowing many published authors and there is still stigma for a female author This book is well written and eye opening Highly recommended While using humor this book also has a ton of insider knowledge for everyone M Slusarcky Reviewer I recently saw a meme on Facebook that said Good morning world what are we offended by today it makes me laugh there s some true in it but it s also pointing out a real problem Yes these are the real problem our society should analyze and try to find a solution A remarkable work and a must buy for everyone without exception Julius Z Reviewer Laine has made sure that whether you are an author or a reader you will not want to leave this book half finished Insightful and entertaining H Taylor Reviewer