Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture by Roxane GayNot That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture

byRoxane Gay

Paperback | May 1, 2018

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New York Times Bestseller

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

Vogue, “10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018” * Harper’s Bazaar, “10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018” * Elle, “21 Books We’re Most Excited to Read in 2018” * Boston Globe, “25 books we can’t wait to read in 2018” * Huffington Post, “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Hello Giggles, “19 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Buzzfeed, “33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018”

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling 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 reader, 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.

Roxane Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: Essays, the novel An Untamed State, the story collection Ayiti, and her memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review. She won the PEN Center USA's 2015 Freedom to Write Aw...
Title:Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:May 1, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Collection This book was a tough read but it is a great selection of essays regarding sexual violence and its subsequent trauma. A must read especially in the #metoo era.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should read this A fantastic selection of essays that everyone should read.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this one is a tough read, not because its boring but because of how heavy the content is. I was truly moved by the many different stories contained in this one book, I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from eye opening Hard to read at times but very eye opening about what what constitutes assault and the dynamics in different relationships.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough read This is a book where I read a few stories and had to put it down for a bit. Not just to digest what I was reading but because its sad how relatable and truthful the stories are. If you're a fan of Gay's work the same unforgiving truths are here, laid bare for all to see. This should be a must read for every 9th grade boy, moving into manhood.
Date published: 2018-05-28

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