Essays

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Places I’ve Taken My Body is an unblinking personal journey that takes us to places we all need to know and understand better.”

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Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn taught students about “ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age” but not mental illness. She is a person of color and a woman. This the students can see.

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I Don’t Want to Die Poor is an excellent critique of the way that our society encourages people to try for more, and then punishes them for doing so.”

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“Read slowly to keep from flailing. Ortberg’s writing will wait for you to catch up.”

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“If Battle Dress is any indication of what’s to come next from Skolfield, readers should expect yet another masterfully rhythmic, morally gut-punching, timeless book of poetry.”

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“Although there are times when Chong gets a bit wordy and perhaps repetitive, her overall take on book reviewers and their work is well organized and informative.

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“a superb chronicle of marginalization, a collage depicting a continent-sized country still finding its way nearly 200 years after independence.”

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How well does Paul Krassner’s brand of humor hold up? Is there still bite in his barbs, and do his words still generate laughter?

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Mr. Know-It-All is an argument for deviance, performance, and shock.”

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Beautifully bound and artistically illustrated, this volume is one the writer of vampire tales or any other paranormal genre will wish to keep as a source for future refer

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This is a book review of The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D. H. Lawrence, edited and with an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

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“Daniel Mendelsohn fulfills his own criteria for good criticism. His erudition is always impressive, but one never feels that he is showing off.

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“For the writers of this anthology, personal essays are political acts. . . . it’s an accessible, engaging book . . .”

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Coventry marks a return to a more conventional style of writing, yet retains that same sense of an alert, engaged intelligence, negotiating the complexities of women’s lives and i

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In Chuck Klosterman’s “Tell Don’t Show,” furious ad executives shriek out what might be the premise of Raised in Captivity as a whole: “the consumer will extract from the story we construc

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“Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir has gifted us with these women’s experiences and their voices.”

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Emily Nussbaum is insightful and engaging in this collection of essays, mostly from the New Yorker, for which she is the longtime television critic. Clearly, readers are in the hands of an

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The anthology Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century, provides invaluable perspectives on the working class at this critical historical time.

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Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014 at age 87, a Nobel Prize winner, admired as one of the finest novelists of the 20th century.

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Here is the book so many have been waiting for. The book to make sense of so many others.

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“Sacks is a humanist author, one who has an amazing capacity to inspire awe and reawaken the reader to the beauty of the smallest and often most unforgotten, disenfranchised aspects of life

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“White is a refreshing read because it’s just so full of rage.

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[That] The Presidents makes a fast, engrossing read comes as no surprise . . . It works on so many levels including for a general audience.”

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“Headcase is important reading for any LGBTQ persons with mental health and wellness concerns, and is equally important for the therapists who treat such populatio

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“Imagine turning your head and holding your arm out, as if for a blood test.

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