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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion | Jia Tolentino
A whip-smart, challenging book. It filled me with hope Zadie Smith From one of the brightest young chroniclers of US culture comes this dazzling collection of essays on the internet, the self, feminism and politics.
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Economy of attention

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So many gems in just the first essay alone.

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Mehso-so

Jia Tolentino is clearly a talented writer, but I felt like this essay collection was overlong and under-edited. It often felt like she spent more time rehashing and summarizing when she could have been using her research and observations as a foundation to make more new points of her own. Lots of love for this collection out there but for me it felt like a chore to finish.

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This essay collection is fresh and sharp, lean and tight, moving deftly from autobiographical material to cultural commentary and back again. The author is smart and self-aware, and yet she doesn‘t take herself too seriously. She accepts herself as the walking talking contradiction that she is. And maybe that‘s the biggest takeaway of all — in today‘s world how can any of us be anything but? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I had to read and reread this paragraph before I finally realized that Trump is the precise personality that FB depends on to fuel its massive hellish empire. If Trump didn‘t exist in real life, FB would have had to create him.

MariettaSG Have you seen the documentary The Great Hack about Cambridge Analytica? 2w
mdhughes72 No I haven‘t @MariettaSG. Would you recommend it? 2w
MariettaSG Yes, most definitely, it is about how data collected from such sources as Facebook was used to influence “persuadables” in their vote during various elections worldwide. 2w
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mdhughes72 @MariettaSG I‘m astonished by how people let themselves be manipulated. But like the great philosopher Keyser Soze once said, ‘The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn‘t exist.‘ 2w
Suet624 Facebook also shifts attention away from certain candidates. 2w
mdhughes72 Did you have any candidates in mind @Suet624 ? 2w
Suet624 Bernie. 2w
mdhughes72 @Suet624 Don‘t hold back!! 2w
Suet624 I used to work for Bernie when he was Mayor and Congressman. He's a man of his word and has done amazing things. I feel as though Facebook (and a lot of media) treat him like he's a joke. 2w
mdhughes72 @Suet624 I wonder how 2016 would have turned out had Bernie been the nominee. Can he go the distance in 2020? 2w
Suet624 @mdhughes72 In 2016 the Democratic Party superdelegate shenanigans did him in. While they changed the rules slightly several years ago, they can still yank away his nomination now. Established Dems still want Bernie out, despite the passionate support of so many. So I don't have high hopes. People talk about “Bernie Bros“, but my friend was a Bernie delegate in 2016. The vitriole and threats by Clinton folks traumatized her. So we'll see... 2w
mdhughes72 I‘m convinced that the Democrats are truly afraid of success. They‘re their own worst enemies!! @Suet624 (edited) 2w
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‘It‘s very easy, under conditions of artificial but continually escalating obligation, to find yourself organizing your life around practices you find ridiculous and possibly indefensible. Women have known this intimately for a long time .... When you are a woman, the things you like get used against you. Or, alternatively, the things that get used against you have all been prefigured as things you should like.‘

mdhughes72 ‘Sexual availability falls into this category. So does basic kindness, and generosity. Wanting to look good — taking pleasure in trying to look good — does too.‘ 2w
ladym30 What a lovely face! 2w
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Laughterhp Your pup 💚💚💚 2w
emtobiasz This quote is so real. 2w
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mdhughes72
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FB‘s goal of showing people only what they were interested in seeing resulted within a decade in the end of solidarity. This choice, combined with the company‘s $ incentive to continually trigger heightened emotional responses in its users, ultimately solidified the current norm in newsmedia consumption: today we mostly consume news that corresponds with our ideological alignment, which has been FINE-TUNED TO MAKE US FEEL SELF-RIGHTEOUS & ALSO MAD

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Aimeesue
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Do I, though???

LeahBergen 😂😂 Yes! I‘m glad that none of my friends tore me away from my latest Pym with tales of woe. 3w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen 🤣🤣🤣 3w
readordierachel 😆😆😆 3w
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#Stella may not seem impressed, but let us note that she‘s sill awake, at least.
#pibble
#pitbullsoflitsy

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Really good. So smart. Almost....too smart to listen to on audio? Haha I feel the need to buy print just So I can re-read it and fully comprehend her insightfulness.

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I'm making my way through this one slowly and it is honestly one of the best books I've read this decade.

jhod Wow! Can't wait to try 😊 1mo
LeahBergen Happy birthday! 📚📚 1mo
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Airport reading. THIS IS SO GOOD.

Emilymdxn I loved this so much too! 1mo
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I have been a fan of Jia since the Hairpin so I was very excited about this essay collection. All were great, but Ecstasy - about growing up religious in Houston and also drugs - was especially brilliant.

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Really enjoyed this collection of essays. Her observations about current culture of the internet, American society, and women was spot on. I just wanted each essay to be 3 pages shorter. I‘ll read her again as she is a very talented writer.

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Hey Littens, all of these books are 🔥🔥🔥at the library and all 3 of them are due next week. Which one should I read? Help!! Lol!! Thanks, ❤️❤️❤️you all!! 👍🏽😻😊

gibblr I loved Daisy! Haven‘t read the other two. 2mo
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Megabooks Definitely this is going to hurt. The other two were just so-so for me. 2mo
Eggbeater I loved Daisy Jones on audio. I didn't read the others. 2mo
Mimi28 @gibblr Thanks!! I was leaning toward that one because it seems fun. The medical mistakes I think I am better off not knowing and the other one didn‘t get great reviews. Thanks!! 👍🏽😊❤️ 2mo
Mimi28 @Megabooks I am extremely curious about that one! I have many medical issues though, part of me thinks I am better off not knowing. The Chicago Public Library has eliminated late fees though, so I may be able to slip in all 3, lol!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 The thing is they mark it missing after being 7 days late and then you get charged for the book. If the fines go over $30 then your privileges are suspended until you return the books or pay 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
Mimi28 @Eggbeater Thanks for the suggestion!! I may be able to read all 3 and not get charged!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽see above ☝🏽☝🏽 2mo
AnneCecilie I loved Daisy Jones. 2mo
Mimi28 @AnneCecilie Thanks for the recommendation ❤️❤️That‘s what everyone is saying! I think I will read that book. 2mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Anyone else freaking out about BOTM posting books on the 27th? I also added the tagged book but it wouldn't fit in my picture 😬

So.Many.Books 📖🔖

hes7 Yes! I was thinking we‘d have to wait until Friday, at least. 2mo
annkuch13 It was definitely a nice surprise! 2mo
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How can we forget this amazingly insightful book for non-fiction November! We are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker‘s brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and confusing landscape.

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I had high hopes, but this felt like an intro women‘s studies course where there is a lot of well trod info but a lack of depth. The essays could‘ve been way tighter in word count.

The place she did shine was talking about the celeb-friendly feminism of millennials. She had a ringside seat to that and explained it well.

Still, coming off much stronger essay collections from Lindy West and Jennine Capó Crucet, I‘d recommend theirs over Jia‘s.

k.reads.5 Thanks for the honest review, have had my eye on this one! 2mo
ravenlee But you got through it! Congrats on that front. 2mo
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Yeah, it just wasn‘t my favorite. I feel if the essays were shorter and more focused that it would‘ve been a better book. 2mo
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Megabooks @ravenlee Thank you! Just barely. It was surprisingly long! 2mo
Cinfhen Oh no!!! I just ordered this as a #BOTM add on 😭 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I commented under Michele‘s, but at least you spent less than I did! 😂 2mo
Cinfhen We‘ll see.... it was on so many BEST lists!!! Damn, I should know better by now 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen She just got really annoying. I felt like she was my friend‘s little sister who was a women‘s studies major back on break talking big. And I found it weird that she got a job as a features editor at jezebel never having written a journalism article and not having that major. From her writing, from things like that, it just seems she BSes her way through things, which just annoys the F out of me. All style, no substance. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen not that I have an opinion or anything 2mo
Cinfhen I believe you!!! I‘m sure im gonna be pissed too!!! At least my daughter wants to read it too 2mo
8little_paws Yeah I would agree this was a somewhat mixed bag. I think I'm just too old for her sometimes. An essay collection I recently loved is 2mo
Megabooks I‘ll add that to my TBR. Thanks! Have you read this one? It was wonderful. 2mo
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Megabooks
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I‘m finally finishing this book. (Thank god 🙄 I‘m really tired of her.)

The final chapter is on weddings & she‘s railing against how silly they are & how single women live longer lives & have better earning potential. All while being in a multi-year monogamist relationship since college where she admits doing his laundry and cooking for him.

Hmmmm...so you really think the lack of paper will protect you from unpaid work if you have kids? 🤨

Megabooks She‘s forgetting to conflate wedding and marriage. You can have a very similar household with and without a wedding ceremony. I can see how wedding looms larger to a 30 year old than the many years of commitment after or how little most of my 40 year old friends think about their ceremonies. Review tomorrow. I will say overall I‘m disappointed in this book. (edited) 2mo
fleeting I've read a lot of reviews that this is simply a rehash of old ideas, or ideas that are pretty much obvious. One reader pointed out that its target readers, the younger ones, might not be so aware though, hence the rave. I found that a bit enlightening, albeit a little sad because if something that's already been said and done is seen as new and life-changing, then what does that say about this generation? 😕 2mo
Megabooks @fleeting i like to think before I write a full review, but I‘m testing the line in my head, “I feel like I‘m being lectured to by a first-year women‘s studies professor. Quick, enthusiastic but lacking a roundness to ideas/scholarship.” I recently read much better essay collections recently by Lindy West and Jennine Capó Crucet. 2mo
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Megabooks @fleeting As far as what you said about younger people, that‘s hard for me to judge. When I was her age I was a feminist, but it wasn‘t as popular or commercialized. I think a lot of the points she makes about people in her age group, especially this kind of Instagram feminism, seem valid to me. But I can see how people who have already read more widely or read some of her well traveled source material themselves, it wouldn‘t be overly exciting. 2mo
Daisey I‘ll be looking for your final review. This is on my TBR, but I might go in not expecting as much based on your comments. 2mo
jillrhudy I think at the very end she admits that she might still have some self-examination to do where relationships and marriage are concerned. 2mo
Megabooks @Daisey I was really excited about it. I even bought it. It just felt to me that there was just a lot of talking about the known-known, stuff we know well about feminist scholarship. And not a lot of investigation into the known-unknowns, that on-the-cutting-edge stuff we‘re just learning about. As fleeting said, it‘s well trod ground. 2mo
Megabooks @jillrhudy At the very end of the acknowledgments she said she was basically married to her boyfriend. I think at the end of the essay, she said she had a pretty conventional relationship. 2mo
jillrhudy I liked this and didn't care for Lindy West's latest (although I liked “Shrill“ very much). I felt as though this author finally started to get at some stuff that's been irritating me about modern feminism for a long time, e.g., if feminism is whatever you say it is for your own personal self, then it isn't anything. For me, West is best on body image and Tolentino on social media/internet. This book is waaaaay long though. 2mo
Megabooks @jillrhudy I pretty much agree with you about Jia‘s strong and weak points. This was way too long. I liked the “tightness” of Lindy‘s essays better. I liked Lindy‘s humor too. This felt dry to me. Jia, definitely by virtue of age and astuteness, nailed the Instagram feminism (as I think of it) on the head. But Lindy‘s political points rang truer to me, perhaps because we‘re close in age and worldview. 2mo
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The problem is that a feminism that prioritizes the individual will always, at its core, be at odds with a feminism that prioritizes the collective. The problem is that it is so easy today for a woman to seize upon an ideology she believes in and then exploit it, or deploy it in a way that actually runs counter to that ideology. This is in fact exactly what today‘s ecosystem of success encourages a woman to do.

Aimeesue Yep. Has been since the days of campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Hope the ERA passes the. a legislature this year. Surovell keeps re-introducing it. Maybe someday. 2mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue My favorite example of an individualistic feminist cause is the crusade against “C-Section Shaming.“ It certainly is marketable, meme-worthy, and a lot easier than looking into the facts about the racist, male-dominated OB profession. Maybe we'll start thinking about the collective when we hit a 50% rate--of course black women in the South are there already. 2mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue and YES to the ERA! 2mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy I'm against most sorts of shaming just on general principle. I have never heard of C-section shaming. That's a thing? Do people not have more important things to fight for/against? Why is anyone paying attention to that? Weird. 2mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue It's part and parcel of a worrying trend in which any woman can undo any feminist initiative (like reforming childbirth) by standing up and yelling, “don't shame me“ or “I'm not empowered by that.“ Structural oppression vanishes, which means you can't attack the patriarchy because some patriarchal construct makes some woman somewhere feel empowered. She's happy with her little lanyard pins working at Walmart? No labor union. 2mo
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I‘ve got the window open (see temps 👆🏻) and am lying on ice packs. My body just feels hot. Seeing GP tomorrow.

I think 🤔 my bone is beginning to grow together in my fusion. You remember growing pains? Yeah, kinda like that. Not going to lie, there have been some tears today.

Trick Mirror is distracting me somewhat. The chapter I‘m reading about her brief foray into reality TV at 16 is hilarious!

Good choice for #millennialauthor #booked2020

Cinfhen I really want to read this collection. I‘m so sorry you‘re having a rough day/ night. Sending healing vibes and loads of get well wishes 💖💝💖💝💖💝 2mo
Lizpixie Feeling for you lovely. I‘m having a CT scan on my spine on Friday. Though I‘m having the opposite weather, it‘s 40C(104F)with choking smoke haze🥵 2mo
JennyM Thinking of you Meg. ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better- so much to go through! Sending healing thoughts to you.Recovery from back surgery is rough. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you!! I think it would be a good choice for booked if you hold off til the new year. Thank you so much for the get well wishes! 💕💕💕💕💕💕 2mo
Megabooks @Lizpixie oh dear! I‘m so sorry, Liz!! I hope you‘re able to get some answers. I‘ll be thinking about you! And I‘m definitely a winter person. I hope the heat doesn‘t stay that oppressive!! 💜💜❤️❤️💙💙 2mo
Megabooks @JennyM Thank you!! 💕💕💕 2mo
Megabooks @kspenmoll It is! Thank you so much for the support!! 2mo
Cinfhen Sending well wishes your way too @Lizpixie 😘😘😘 2mo
Lizpixie Thank you @Cinfhen my #sisterfromanothermister ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
arlenefinnigan Aw hope you feel better soon x 2mo
Megabooks @arlenefinnigan Thank you!! Just a matter of time and patience. 💙 2mo
batsy ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Emilymdxn Sending love 💛💛 that‘s a shitty situation to be in even though I don‘t understand Fahrenheit at all! Trick mirror is one of the best books I‘ve read this year, I love it so much and hope you enjoy too. You‘re strong and amazing and can do this whatever your bones think 💛 2mo
TrishB Hoping you feel better soon ♥️ 2mo
Bookwormjillk Hope today is a better day @Megabooks 2mo
Megabooks @batsy 😊❤️💙 2mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks so much for your understanding. It is shitty. It‘s about 4 C. So right around freezing. (Freezing is 32 F. Totally makes sense 😝🤪) I‘m really liking Trick Mirror and my hometown is randomly mentioned twice!! 👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks @TrishB Thank you! I hope you are, too. 💙 2mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thank you! I‘m trying to get sleepy now. 😴 2mo
8little_paws Re:shaggy yes there's a lot of scooby doo fan theory that all the kids in it are queer and either are gay or are all polyamorous 2mo
BethM Good luck at the doc I hope they get you fixed up! 2mo
Zelma @8little_paws I actually love that theory and can totally see it. 2mo
Megabooks @8little_paws @Zelma I haven‘t watched since I was a kid, and as an ace, I didn‘t really think of those overtones. I think sexualization hit me later, and I don‘t always quite get it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I hope kids found something to identify with. (Honestly that‘s even frustrating for me as an adult, finding my sexual identity in literature. Damn near impossible!) 2mo
Megabooks @BethM Thanks! I went this morning and was able to get my meds changed a bit, so hopefully that will help. 2mo
8little_paws @megabooks I can't really speak to the theory, I just know it exists cause I see people tweet about it occasionally. I couldn't tell you last time I even saw anything SD related LOL 2mo
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Megabooks
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Is there a certain color scheme going on in my #nonfictionNovember reads? Just purchased Trick Mirror because my library hasn‘t. My pre-Christmas book buying ban is going sooooooo well!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

k.reads.5 Whoa, so uncanny about the color scheme lol! Hoping to read Trick Mirror sometime soon! 2mo
Megabooks @k.reads.5 I‘ve just started it. Really enjoying!! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️ ½ • I thought I would love this but found it hard to read/listen to because honestly it‘s probably too smart for me. (I switched to audiobook 1/4 of the way in.) Not much new here about feminism, millennials, modern capitalism, corporate greed, etc., but liked the author‘s personal stories. I also thought the UVA rape case essay was good and I appreciated her thoughts on weddings and marriage.

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Uhhhhhh...how did an editor miss this?!? (If you‘ve never read “Rebecca” the narrator is famously unnamed, the woman she is quoting is NOT Rebecca) 😰

jillrhudy Ohmigod. Did the author not read Rebecca?!? (edited) 2mo
Expandingbookshelf @jillrhudy I guess not! But what‘s crazier to me is NO ONE in the editing process caught this??! 2mo
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Another day, another library hold came in. Why do they all come at once 😫

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jackday
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INSANELY GOOD. Such cool essays that jump around a lot but in a super insightful way. Especially liked "Ecstasy."

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ElectricKatyLand
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Forgot to add this a couple months ago. Outstanding. Incisive. Revelatory. I really, really enjoyed Tolentino's take on contemporary life from a late millennial POV. Parts about suburban Houston, evangelical Christianity, barre class, and the mid-90s internet made me gasp out loud in recognition.

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This collection of essays by New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino was a delight to read, sharp and full of insights about the self in a culture of self-deception and identity in the era of feminism and the internet, self-optimization and the scam artist.

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Adored this. I see a lot of considerations of being a millennial woman surrounded by social media/trump/kardashians but this was the most thoughtful and interesting. The essay on exercise particularly will be in my thoughts for a long time and this helped me put a finger on my feelings about marriage which I‘ve struggled to articulate for ages. Almost perfect, with my standard nitpicky point that bisexuals exist too which got forgotten a bit.

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Writing is either a way to shed my self-delusions or a way to develop them.

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Jia Tolentino talks about how fucked up society is in her bestseller. She's the kind of writer who proves the pen can be sharper than a sword. She cuts through bullshit in her collection of observational essays on American culture. I want to be her friend. a) She talks about good books. b) She‘s probably smarter than I am, so she‘d be interesting to talk to. c) She seems hilarious. https://onthebl.org/2019/10/24/trick-mirror-by-jia-tolentino

Pruzy Totally! She seems so interesting! She‘s the type of person I wish I had as a friend in real life! 3mo
ontheBL @Pruzy Exactly! If only there were more super cool people to be friends with in this world. 3mo
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JIA WENT THERE! She saved the best for last, wonderful essay collection!!

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Text: I began to realize all my life I had beeen leaving myself breadcrumbs. It didn't matter that I didn't always know what I was walking toward. It was worthwhile.

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I liked these essays a lot. Tolentino is self-aware and honest. Her observations are on point. Well worth a read.

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Hello after two weeks, Litsy!

This collection of reflections on feminism in 2019 is near perfection. Tolentino is an extremely talented writer who takes on everything from narrowly envisioned female protagonists to the way women (and all people, really) are prescribed (by “society”/instagram) an “optimized”, free version of themselves which is anything but.

Lots to mull over in this book, so if you‘ve read it let me know!

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having a relaxing sat afternoon curling up with a book, some tea, & a nice candle 📖

Godmotherx5 Sounds perfect. 4mo
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Erin01
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still reading this one but so far am still enjoying it

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cariashley
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Really excellent collection of thought-provoking essays, and the audiobook was well read by the author. I‘ve been a big fan of hers on twitter for a while and safe to say I‘ll read whatever she writes!

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A good collection of long-form essays (nothing wrong with a short hot-take, but a well-researched and laid out essay is becoming rare), all dealing with the ways in which feminism and femininity are packaged and served to us. Our yoga pants, our television shows, the internet, our relationships, our celebrities. Outstanding essays include “We Are Old Virginia” and “The Cult of the Difficult Woman.”

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A good collection of long-form essays (nothing wrong with a short hot-take, but a well-researched and laid out essay is becoming rare), all dealing with the ways in which feminism and femininity are packaged and served to us. Our yoga pants, our television shows, the internet, our relationships, our celebrities. Outstanding essays include “We Are Old Virginia” and “The Cult of the Difficult Woman.”

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I expected to read this essay collection gradually, in and amongst other books, but instead I devoured it. I found it was weaker and contradictory toward the end, but overall I found it interesting and thought provoking. Tolentino mentions she can really only think while writing and I felt her writing showed this in the best way. A solid collection.

BeckyMerilatt I‘m reading this now! Literally sitting with it on my lap. 😅 4mo
Hooked_on_books @BeckyMerilatt Awesome, we‘re book bonded! 4mo
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I like to rest hardbacks on a pillow while I read, but Bindi has stolen my pillow. She thus becomes my book rest, which thankfully she doesn‘t seem to mind. #bookwormproblems #dogsofLitsy

Graywacke Good dog 4mo
Cortg I love it! So sweet 💕 4mo
Soubhiville She‘s very tolerant. ❤️ 4mo
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Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I‘m fortunate—they both are. 4mo
Leftcoastzen Cute! 4mo
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mdemanatee
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This lived up to the hype for me. Would have liked a few more essays or some more connective tissue but really solid and that‘s nitpicking.

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Dorianna
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At first, I wasn‘t going to read this. I have absorbed more than enough think pieces about This Day and Age and Kids These Days and I have found many to be shallow and lacking. Then, I had some kindle credits, and figured what the hell? By the time my morning commute was over, I had put the physical copy on hold at the bookstore and ran to get it after an 11 hour day. This is the sharp and introspective cultural criticism I have been looking for.

Pruzy Glad you liked it! I just picked it up yesterday! 5mo
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Kelly
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Been reading this slowly for weeks, as it deserves.

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Kelispell
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I've heard such good things about this one. Hoping it lives up to the hype! #currentlyreading

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kbuggle
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Believe the hype and get yourself some Jia in your life, stat.

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tholmz
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I adore Jia‘s writing. She is so smart, personal, and introspective. This is a great exploration into my generation — yes, the dreaded millennial — and really does a great job detailing just what my generation has experienced from the birth of reality tv and chat rooms to scams like student loan debt and the 2008 recession.