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Jenny Offill on Weather, Writing the Perfect Worry Novel
Over the course of a few years, leading up to and then beyond the 2016 election, the protagonist, Lizzie — a Brooklyn-based librarian, wife, and mother — grows increasingly attuned to our planet’s grim plight, and slowly moves through what you might call the Five Stages of Climatic Grief: ignorance, disbelief, worry, heightened worry, and then, well, you’ll have to read to find out.
review  book  book:weather  jennyoffill  writing  environment  climatechange  books 
8 days ago by dirtystylus
We Should Get Together
We Should Get Together is the handbook for anyone who’s ready for better friendships, now. It explores the four biggest challenges that adults face when trying to make or maintain friendships during adulthood, and gives you the tools to overcome them.

• Have you recently moved to a new city and found yourself languishing in the #NoNewFriends adult friendship desert? 

• Does it feel like it takes 27 text messages and five weeks to set up a date with a friend?

• Do you spend more time seeing your close friends though the screen of a digital device, instead of face-to-face?

• Do you have dozens of friends who’ll go grab a drink, but no one who would be there for you in a time of need?

• Want fresh ideas to bring more depth, meaning, and connection to your friendships?

Full of expert research, relatable stories, practical tips, 60 charming illustrations, 55 suggested activities, a book club discussion guide, and 300+ conversation starters, We Should Get Together is the perfect book for anyone who wants to have dedicated, life-enriching friends, and who wants to be that kind of friend, too.

See also https://twitter.com/kayaoakes/status/1227303381619892225
friendship  book  by:katvellos  relationships  book:weshouldgettogether 
12 days ago by dirtystylus
Unsovereign Love: Thoughts on Race, Sex, and Undoing an Evangelical Education of Feeling — The Revealer
One problem with sovereignty is that it is incommensurable with love. Mastery, governance, and rule are antithetical to the freedom that love enables. In our patriarchal society, the narrative of a lover breaking into one’s heart or room is meant to sound romantic, but such a story, in the absence of consent, is about trauma. Sovereignty, the renunciation of disorder in the name of control, is the ruination of love. But the evangelical education of feeling depends on reading God’s governance as supremely good regardless of what it justifies. This is the tautology that gives Perry’s story its ground. Displace it and what remains? Perhaps the flesh of Perry’s ex-girlfriend remains as an open question. A question she attempts to close with a sovereignty that would justify the renunciation of the flesh, a conversion. A disavowal.
evangelicalism  jackiehillperry  review  book  book:gaygirlgoodgod  by:amaryaharmstrong 
19 days ago by dirtystylus
Phoenix Extravagant | Book by Yoon Ha Lee | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster
Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. Just an artist. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers.

But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful source of the magical pigments they use—they find they can no longer stay out of politics. What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry’s mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight.
book  by:yoonhalee  korea  japan  scifi 
26 days ago by dirtystylus
Publishers defend American Dirt as claims of cultural appropriation grow | Books | The Guardian
“What’s wrong is erasing authentic voices to sell an inaccurate cultural appropriation for millions,” he wrote, blaming Cummins’s “enablers” – including Flatiron, Winfrey, and newspapers who “printed fawning pieces” about the book. Mexican-American writers, he said, have been writing about the border for years: “However, none of us has been advanced as much money or had … publishing, press, and personalities marshalled to promote us in quite this way.” Online, authors provided lists of alternatives to American Dirt. “Read something told in our own voices,” wrote Gurba, pointing to titles including Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels, and Reyna Grande’s A Dream Called Home.
book  book:americandirt  culturalappropriation  latinx  publishing 
4 weeks ago by dirtystylus
Exclusive Cover Reveal + Excerpt: An Assassin Tempts Fate in Trouble the Saints - Paste
Marketed as Boardwalk Empire meets The Night Circus, Alaya Dawn Johnson’s latest novel follows an assassin fighting her fate at the dawn of World War 2. The book, titled Trouble the Saints, already boasts N.K. Jemisin’s stamp of approval on the front cover. And with Johnson’s prose drawing comparisons to James Baldwin’s and Jesmyn Ward’s writing styles, we can’t wait to read this gritty alternate history from the Nebula Award winner.
book  book:troublethesaints  by:alayadawnjohnson  scifi 
4 weeks ago by dirtystylus
How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." —Combahee River Collective Statement

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction

The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics, The Guardian, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Ms., International Socialist Review, and other publications. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
book  intersectionality  feminism  blackness  blackwomen  by:keeangayamahttataylor  politics  via:beep 
september 2019 by dirtystylus
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july 2019 by dirtystylus
Mixed-Race Superman » Melville House Books
ethnicity  identity  race  book  by:willharris 
june 2019 by dirtystylus
If the Rich Really Want To ‘Do Good,’ They Should Become Class Traitors Like FDR
In August Giridharadas released Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, which is a journalistic look at a culture of privatized change-making, where un-elected elites — unmarred by the messiness of democracy — try to tinker with problems they likely had a hand in causing.
review  book  class  economy  elitism 
november 2018 by dirtystylus
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