by Roxane Gay
A well packaged bundle of criticisms. Gay’s essays range from openly vulnerable self reflections, to combative social commentary with some pop culture deconstruction sprinkled on top. At times she contradicts herself or comes off a bit severe, but that’s part of the point she is trying to get across: no one is a perfect feminist idol to everyone and it’s unfair to expect that of anyone.
4 out of 5 stars: There were definitely times I felt myself pushing back against her harsh tone, but it was a good opportunity to think critically about why it struck a nerve in me and what biases or ignorance I bring to the table.