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Bad Feminist

Number of page: 336
Author: Roxane Gay
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062282729
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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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About The Author

Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.

Reviews:

  • A Google UserA Google User
    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 TMH T
    Thought provoking and honest, this collection is a must read!
  • stillpending79stillpending79
    Awful Most of it is opinions and untrue statistics and facts and a majority of the book has nothing to do with feminism.
  • Clintasha WestbrookClintasha 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 LangleyLangis Langley
    Compelling, thought provoking, alarming, inspiring, sobering, joyful, sad. A must read for anyone, regardless of race or gender.
  • michelleannlibmichelleannlib
    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.
  • BrainannexBrainannex
    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.
  • mariacfoxmariacfox
    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!
  • LucifeyLucifey
    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.
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