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 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 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.
LibraryThing Review Gay is smart and funny. She is at her best when she leaves pop culture and gets very personal. I turned down a lot of pages, wanting to share her perspectives.
LibraryThing Review Gay is funny and smart. I envy the hell out of the students who get to be in her classes. Her essays on feminism are excellent. They are in no way innovative, there is nothing that has not shown up in
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
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
The empowerment of Roxane Gay the sensibilities of Zadie Smith and the strength of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie come together in a provocative and polarizing yet often deadly funny look behind the scenes of the publishing industry 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 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 considers the depth and breadth of the problems The issues include 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 And then all of us authors and publishers and readers and reviewers are invited to fix the problems The introductionthrows an immediate punch at the state of diversity in publishing today Chapters like Broken Promises and What Color is Your Category delve into issues particular to the adult market for fiction and nonfiction The juvenile and YA markets are treated in The Only Demographic That Counts and Goodnight Pale White Moon Additional segments examine contests awards and book reviews Finally Stop Apologizing and What You Can Do Today lay out easy calls to action that can reverse engineer publishing from the ground up Full of wit sarcasm insight and humor She 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 a must 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
A Room of One’s Own (Annotated)
In A Room of One s Own Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent equal in genius but whose legacy is radically different This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand her genius unexpressed But if only she had found the means to create urges Woolf she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling In this classic essay Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none Her message is simple A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar