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Bad Feminist: Essays

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Bahni Turpin

11 Hours 47 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

August 2014

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“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?

A New York Times Bestseller

Best Book of the Year: NPR • Boston Globe • Newsweek • Time Out New York • Oprah.com • Miami Herald • Book Riot • Buzz Feed • Globe and Mail (Toronto) • The Root • Shelf Awareness

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched cultural observers of her generation

In these funny and insightful essays, 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, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.

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  • Kristina L.

    Thought provoking, funny, and relatable!

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  • Teresa Burns Gunther

    Loved this read. Fresh, honest and real. Couldn't put it down.

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  • Elisabet Eppes

    Love her writing style. These essays provide good food for thought.

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  • Cady Mathews

    This book is highly disappointing. The author is perpetually oppressed not due to society, but due to her own pessimism. Her criticism of other people's work is belittling and malicious in a snide way.

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