Bad Feminist (Compact Disc)

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By Roxane Gay, Bahni Turpin (Read by)
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"I picked up Roxane Gay’s fantastic novel, An Untamed State, on a whim a few months ago. Having just finished her new book of essays, I have now progressed to being a full-fledged fan, and will yammer about her to anyone who will stand still long enough. Her funny and discerning collection of essays runs the gamut from playing Scrabble competitively, to watching Girls, to discussing current issues like abortion and women’s reproductive rights. She has the uncanny ability to state things in both an articulate and relatable way that will cause the reader to shake her head and say, ‘Yes, that is exactly how I feel too.’ I look forward to reading whatever this talented author produces in the future."

— Sharon Nagel

"Don’t be tricked by this title into thinking this is some sort of a confessional. Gay may acknowledge the flawed nature of her feminism, but really, it’s more like she’s championing this, and surely acceptance of one’s shortcomings can only make a movement more inclusive. To my thinking, Gay is at her best when she’s telling stories, like her journey through the world of competitive Scrabble. But whether she is talking about The Hunger Games (a fan) or Twelve Years a Slave (might be burning out on slave narratives), Gay can argue passionately about just about anything. Did I always agree? No, but I always found the arguments eloquent and persuasive."

— Daniel Goldin

August 2014 Indie Next List

“Roxane Gay is one of the most important and refreshing voices of this century, and nowhere is this more apparent than in her timely, urgent, and thoughtful essays. She's already proven herself to be a top-notch novelist; with this collection she takes a seat on the same literary stage as Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison, Montaigne, Geoff Dyer, and David Foster Wallace. Her indelible essays will have a tremendous impact on generations of writers.”
— Michele Filgate, Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781504647946
ISBN-10: 1504647947
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 15th, 2015
Language: English