A potent and electrifying critique of today s feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism Today s feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but
From the creator of Elle s Eric Reads the News, a poignant and hilarious memoir in essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding his joy, and every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way R Eric Thomas didn t know he was different until the world told him so Everywhere he
A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged exploration of the psychological condition of being Asian American, by an award winning poet and essayist Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity In the
From the writer of Slates Dear Prudence column comes a witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culturefrom the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure.Sometimes you just have to yell New York Times bestselling author of Texts from Jane Eyre Daniel M.
From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine, the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration
In the spirit of James Agee and W G Sebald, a profound work of literary art wedded to photographs As a journalist suddenly skeptical of the power of words to tell the deepest truths of other peoples stories, Jeff Sharlet turned to taking snapshots and posting them on Instagramimages that he then
A New York Times Book Review Editors ChoiceOne of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her lifeI sometimes think I was born reading I can t remember the time when I didn t have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.
In this startling group memoir, four friendsblack and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American bornuse Toni Morrisons novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty Tackling everything from first
Through the author s travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word hotel, and the
Tiny Moons is a collection of essays about food and belonging Nina Mingya Powles journeys between Wellington, Kota Kinabalu and Shanghai, tracing the constants in her life eating and cooking, and the dishes that have come to define her Through childhood snacks, family feasts, Shanghai street food
An inspiring, historic collection of writings from one of America s most important civil rights leaders Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life Julian Bond helped change this country for the better And what better way to be remembered than that President Barack Obama No one
You have a history, and a body You are a history, and a body Your body has is a history, too As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mothers disappointment Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroemovie stars
When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain She was married with children and a good career So why did she feel miserable And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too Calhoun decided to find some
A unique collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Fight of the Century features original essays by the most influential writers at work todayincluding Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn
In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.
Ali Wong s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters the two she put to work while they were still in utero , covering everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad In her
From the best selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today written as a letter to a friend A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a