Bad Feminist

  • by Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by Laurel Lefkow
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.
In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).
The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society but also one of our culture.
Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are and an inspiring call to arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

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What the Critics Say

"Gay is my favorrite current writer." (Jessica Valenti, Guardian)
"Let this be the year of Roxane Gay." (Time Magazine)

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Customer Reviews

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Thoughtful essays

There are great insights on contemporary topics. It took me a while to adjust to listening to the actor narrate the book, and I kept wondering what it would be like to hear the author's actual voice. I think the book could have been even more powerful if she had read it herself. There are a number of pop culture dissections, and I was more interested in some of them than others. Some essays in this collection will probably feel dated as time goes on because of these references. I look forward to reading more from Roxane Gay in the future.
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- Bbear

Bloody Brilliant!

An actual delight, though this book requires a content warning Gay does hit home some honest truths. Beautifully written and well researched.
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- Nicole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios