'I'm human, full of contradictions, and a feminist.' Bad Feminist is collection of frank, funny, whip-smart and spot-on essays from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay (@rgay).
Roxane Gay's writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, the Rumpus, Salon, the Guardian, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK and essays editor for the Rumpus. She teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. Her novel, She is the author of three books: Ayiti, An Untamed State and Bad Feminist. She very much wants a tiny baby elephant.
A strikingly fresh cultural critic. -- Ron Charles Washington Post Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there. -- Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be? Gay is my favorrite current writer. -- Jessica Valenti Guardian Let this be the year of Roxane Gay. Time Magazine Smart readers cannot afford to miss these essays, which range from socially significant art (Girls, Django in Chains) and feminist issues (abortion) to politics (Chris Brown) and why Gay likes pink. Library Journal As Bad Feminist proves, Gay is a necessary and brave voice when it comes to figuring out all the crazy mixed messages in our mixed-up world. -- '20 New Nonfiction Books That Will Make You Smarter' Flavorwire