her body and other parties review

Her Body and Other Parties is a short story collection by Carmen Maria Machado and I bloody adored it. (Emphasis on the bloody). A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall … Continue reading her body and other parties review

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the exact opposite of okay review

I was kindly given an ARC of The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven through one of my internships at a marketing business for the publishing industry. There will be some spoilers in this review. Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious … Continue reading the exact opposite of okay review

meaty review

Meaty by Samantha Irby is a hilarious and irreverent ode to the modern woman. In it, she talks about all aspects of modern life, as well as her personal experiences with Crohn's Disease. The debut essay collection by Chicago writer and performer, Samantha Irby, creator of bitchesgottaeat.com. Samantha Irby explodes onto the page in her … Continue reading meaty review

why i’m no longer talking to white people about race review

In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her words hit a nerve. The … Continue reading why i’m no longer talking to white people about race review