Bad Feminist

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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 - - 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.

Author: Roxane Gay
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 08/05/2014
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780062282712

Award: Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/15/2014 pg. 94
Library Journal 03/15/2014 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 06/30/2014
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2014
People Weekly 08/25/2014 pg. 43
Shelf Awareness 08/05/2014
Essence 09/01/2014 pg. 78
Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 106
Entertainment Weekly 09/05/2014 pg. 69
New York Times Book Review 10/12/2014 pg. 18
New York Times Book Review 10/19/2014 pg. 26
Library Journal 11/01/2014 pg. 100
Shelf Awareness 12/12/2014
Christian Century 12/10/2014 pg. 24

About the Author
Gay, Roxane: -

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; the memoir Hunger, which was a New York Times bestseller and received a National Book Critics Circle citation; 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.