Bad Feminist : Essays

Bad Feminist : Essays

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A 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, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.

Publisher: Harpercollins,, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062379764
0062379763
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda

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JCLAmyF Mar 09, 2016

Crisply narrated by Turpin! These essays are so deeply thoughtful and thought-provoking, on such a variety of topics, that there is no summing them up. Suffice it to say: if you enjoy turning a critical eye toward our often problematic popular culture, but would like to laugh as you do so, this b... Read More »


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ERICA CROSS
Mar 11, 2019

Bahni Turpin was a great narrator

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jackieparker
Mar 23, 2017

With the exception of a very long tangent into competitive Scrabble tournaments, Gay's insights into gender, race, and expectations are a witty, insightful, and valuable contribution.

JCLAmyF Mar 09, 2016

Crisply narrated by Turpin! These essays are so deeply thoughtful and thought-provoking, on such a variety of topics, that there is no summing them up. Suffice it to say: if you enjoy turning a critical eye toward our often problematic popular culture, but would like to laugh as you do so, this book is for you.

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