Roxane Gay is America’s favorite "bad feminist." She is often read as a black feminist, but her Haitian roots rarely get more than a passing mention. And yet, Haiti is the unseen backdrop to Gay’s memoir Hunger: a fierce, black, female, fat narrative.
The weather is turning, and books—as always—will bring us steadily through to the end of the year. Here are our choices for this fall's best reads.
He’s not even arguing that Buddhism is true.
A constant theme of the book is Mock’s profound isolation, reinforced by her “stealth” status, “wearing that cloak of normalcy” where she is seen as a cisgender woman.
If Marcel Marceau as a performer and a French man was cheeky, brilliant, and impossible, it seems no accident the title of Wen's book-length essay is what it is.
According to Adam Alter, 70 percent of office emails are read within six seconds of arrival.
Indeed, the theme of moving on—but not necessarily past—tragedy is her central message here.
Food choices, she argues, are not just an animal rights question, but one embodying environmental, labor, and fair trade concerns.
A staff writer for The New Yorker, Ariel Levy describes her beat as “women who are too much.
For Anna Journey, it starts at the University of Houston, during the last year of her PhD program. Away in Richmond, Virginia, for a literary conference arranged by a close friend and mentor, Journey begins the affair that will end her seven-year relationship.