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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

I loved these funny essays about life as a Southerner in New York and those quirky sayings and behaviors that people don‘t always understand who weren‘t raised in the south. Well observed and hilarious. Great quick read!

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Pickpick

Needed something to listen to that would #makemelol and this did! Quick collection of light short stories that is read by the author with her amazing Southern accent that can just drip with sarcasm. #booked2020 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I‘ve been wanting to read this since @Megabooks reviewed it!!! Thanks for the reminder 😊 23h
Megabooks This is a good one! 21h
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danimgill
Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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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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Abailliekaras
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This is fabulous. I don‘t know if I‘ll read every essay but I‘m enjoying it.

Megabooks This is great, so are her books Girl & Sex and Boys & Sex 2d
Abailliekaras @megabooks I‘ll have to read those next! 16h
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mdhughes72
Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Pickpick

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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mdhughes72
Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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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? 5d
mdhughes72 No I haven‘t @MariettaSG. Would you recommend it? 5d
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. 5d
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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.‘ 5d
Suet624 Facebook also shifts attention away from certain candidates. 5d
mdhughes72 Did you have any candidates in mind @Suet624 ? 4d
Suet624 Bernie. 4d
mdhughes72 @Suet624 Don‘t hold back!! 4d
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. 4d
mdhughes72 @Suet624 I wonder how 2016 would have turned out had Bernie been the nominee. Can he go the distance in 2020? 4d
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... 3d
mdhughes72 I‘m convinced that the Democrats are truly afraid of success. They‘re their own worst enemies!! @Suet624 (edited) 3d
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Lindy
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The day I decided I was more miserable than ever, my boss said, “You know what I like about you, Chelsea? Nothing is ever wrong.”

Suet624 Perfect photo to go with the quote. 4d
Lindy @Suet624 😘 4d
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mdhughes72
Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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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.‘ 6d
ladym30 What a lovely face! 6d
Laughterhp Your pup 💚💚💚 6d
emtobiasz This quote is so real. 5d
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mdhughes72
Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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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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jen_the_scribe
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My first book haul of 2020, a late Christmas gift from my sister. I'm excited for these 😁