Bad Feminist: Essays

Category: Book
By (author): Gay, Roxane
Subject:  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: August 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*

One of our most indispensable writers . . . on everything that matters

From The Publisher*

New York Times Bestseller

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.

Review Quote*"Roxane Gay is the brilliant girl-next-door: your best friend and your sharpest critic. . . . She is by turns provocative, chilling, hilarious; she is also required reading."
Review Quote*"Roxane Gay applies her discerning eye to everything from Paula Deen to The Bachelor."
Review Quote*"Feisty, whip-smart essays on gender, sexuality, and race."
Review Quote*"One of our sharpest new culture critics plants her flag in topics ranging from trigger warnings to Orange is the New Black in this timely collection of essays."
Review Quote*"A trenchant collection. . . . Whatever her topic, Gay's provocative essays stand out for their bravery, wit, and emotional honesty."
Review Quote*"Toss Roxane Gay's collection of witty, thoughtful essays, Bad Feminist into your tote bag. With musings on everything from Sweet Valley High to the color pink, Gay explores the idea of being a feminist, even when you're full of contradictions."
Review Quote*"A strikingly fresh cultural critic."
Review Quote*"Gay's essays are consistently smart and provocative. . . . Her essay collection will give you dinner-party conversation through September."