Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay


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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 Buzzfeed 33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018 In this valuable and timely 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 sexual-abuse survivors are ‘routinely second-guessed blown off discredited denigrated besmirched belittled patronized mocked shamed gaslit insulted bullied’ for speaking out. Highlighting the stories of well-known actors writers and experts as well as new voices being published for the first time Not That Bad covers 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 and street harrassment. Often deeply personal and always unflinchingly honest 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.

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Weight 354 g
Dimensions 200 × 135 × 30 mm