Not That Bad

Dispatches from Rape Culture
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Author(s): Roxane Gay
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2018
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Edited and with an introduction written and read by Roxane Gay, the New York Times best-selling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays read by all 30 contributors including Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, and Lyz Lenz, tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on. Vogue, A??10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018A? * HarperA??s Bazaar, A??10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018A? * Elle, A??21 Books WeA??re Most Excited to Read in 2018A? * Boston Globe, A??25 books we canA??t wait to read in 2018A? * Huffington Post, A??60 Books We CanA??t Wait to Read in 2018A? * Hello Giggles, A??19 Books We CanA??t Wait to Read in 2018A? * Buzzfeed, A??33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018A? In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and best-selling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are "routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied" for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every listener, saying "something in totality that we cannot say alone." Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that "not that bad" must no longer be good enough. Narrators include: Roxane Gay, Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, Claire Schwartz, Aubrey Hirsch, Jill Christman, Lynn Melnick, Brandon Taylor, Emma Smith-Stevens, A.J. McKenna, Lisa Mecham, Vanessa MArtir, xTx, Sophie Mayer, Nora Salem, V.L. Seek, Michelle Chen, Liz Rosema, Anthony Frame, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Miriam Zoila PA©rez, Zoe Medeiros, Sharisse Tracey, Stacey May Fowles, Elisabeth Fairfield Stokes, Meredith Talusan, Nicole Boyce, and Elissa Bassist.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Roxane Gay
Narrator(s): Roxane Gay
Product Number DD36416
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538518991
eBook
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Author(s): Roxane Gay
Product Number EB00705457
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: #9780062413505

Professional reviews

"This anthology addressing rape is a compelling and nauseatingly exhaustive collection that offers variety in tone, gender dynamics, cultural practices, and so much more. Overall, the audiobook examines the normative ways humans intimately and violently respond to each other as social beings. It's baaaaad! Profoundly bad in a wonderfully uncomfortable way. The authors are both familiar and unfamiliar voices who holler, quiet themselves, play with language, and reveal subtly and directly. They work is heartrending, passionate, threatening, and confusing. All are consistently speaking out of awareness and acknowledgment. To have the impact they do, the works must be narrated in different voices. Such a powerful and necessary collection! T.E.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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