You Can't Touch My Hair
Score: 4.5
From 56 Ratings

You Can't Touch My Hair


  • Author: Phoebe Robinson
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 6273089 Bytes


A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “A must-read...Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you.”—Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad CityA hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe RobinsonBeing a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of “the black friend,” as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy ...

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted


  • Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • File Size: 39798930 Bytes


"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's deft weave of social history and sharp entertainment reporting explains how [The Mary Tyler Moore Show] made the world safe for Lena Dunham" (Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls)—the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast.When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York.”Forty years later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show is one of the most beloved and recognizable television shows of a...

Bad Feminist
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

Bad Feminist


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062282729


Bad Feminist Book Description :

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 (...

Bad Feminist
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

Bad Feminist


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062282719


Bad Feminist Book Description :

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...

An Untamed State
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

An Untamed State


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802192677


An Untamed State Book Description :

A Haitian American woman survives a brutal kidnapping in this “commanding debut novel” from the New York Times–bestselling author of Bad Feminist (The New Yorker). Author and essayist Roxane Gay is celebrated for her incisive commentary on identity and culture, as well as for her bestselling nonfiction and short story collections. Now, with An Untamed State, she delivers a “breathtaking debut novel” (The Guardian, UK) of wealth in the face of crushing poverty, and the lawless anger produced by corrupt governments. Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she lives in the United States with her adoring husband and infant son, returning every summer to stay on her fat...

Difficult Women
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Difficult Women


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189646


Difficult Women Book Description :

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripp...

Thunderstruck   Other Stories
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

Thunderstruck Other Stories


  • Author : Elizabeth McCracken
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812987676


Thunderstruck Other Stories Book Description :

WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNEWSDAY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Miami Herald • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House—finalist for the National Book Award—comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken's fiction to be hailed as “exquisite” (The New York Times Book Review), “funny and heartbreaking” (The Boston Globe), and “a true marvel” (San Francisco Chron...

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique


  • Author : Betty Friedan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2001-09-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393322576


The Feminine Mystique Book Description :

Released for the first time in paperback, this landmark social and political volume on feminism is credited with being responsible for raising awareness, liberating both sexes, and triggering major advances in the feminist movement. Reprint....

Ayiti
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Ayiti


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802165732


Ayiti Book Description :

From New York Times -bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. Originally published by a small press, this Grove Press paperback will make Gay’s debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories. In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood. These early stori...

Hood Feminism
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Hood Feminism


  • Author : Mikki Kendall
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525560555


Hood Feminism Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller "If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR.org "A rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone."--Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More Wine A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in Black feminism Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist ...

How to Be Heard

How to Be Heard


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1471159353


How to Be Heard Book Description :

Roxane Gay (@rgay) is one of the most-listened to young cultural observers. She has become an important voice for a generation, writing about the urgent issues of the day, from feminism and modern marriage, to television and police brutality. No matter the topic, her voice is clear, powerful and always honest. How to Be Heard is full of advice that anyone pursuing a creative life will find fascinating and useful: *You can be a writer if you want to (as long as you actually write). *If you're a woman, gay or a person of colour, there are probably more barriers. Know this. Be relentless any way. Strive for excellence. Learn how to kick the shit out of those barriers but don't assume every failure is about your identity because it isn't. *Accept that so...

You Don t Have to Like Me

You Don t Have to Like Me


  • Author : Alida Nugent
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698176034


You Don t Have to Like Me Book Description :

"Hilarious...[Nugent] documents her journey to feminism while skewering misogynist tropes and delivering some painful truths." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Feminist” is not a four-letter word, but Alida Nugent resisted it for a long time. She feared the “scarlet F” being thrust upon her for refusing to laugh at misogynistic jokes at parties; she withered under the judgmental gaze of store clerks when buying Plan B, and she swore that she was “not like other girls.” But eventually, like so many of us, she discovered that feminism is an empowering identity to take on. It’s okay to criticize beauty standards but still love dark lipstick, investing in female friendships is the most rewarding thing ever, and no one should feel pres...