Tagged: Kate Harding

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Nasty Women

It has arrived! Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America is available now, and I’m in it! The anthology is filled with incredibly talented contributors — seriously, I still start fangirling at the sight of my name on the same page as Rebecca Solnit’s — so I do hope you’ll check it out!

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Faves of 2015: Nonfiction

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I read about half as much nonfiction as I did fiction in 2015, yet narrowing down this list was hard, much harder than the fiction list was; it could easily have been twice as long. The first three titles were my favorites of 2015; everything after the jump is listed in alphabetical order.

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding

Analyzing things like rape myths, sports culture, and law enforcement’s mishandling of various high-profile rape cases, Kate Harding takes a hard look at different components of contemporary rape culture and what we can do about it. It’s an important book that couldn’t come at a better time.

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry

Barry teaches a class called Writing the Unthinkable, and this book is mostly a collection of her syllabi, lesson plans, and student work. Never has a book sparked so many creative ideas in me. I would give anything to take this class with her!

The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax

There’s a reason why cupcake shops started popping up all over the place and bacon is king. There’s a reason why words like “superfoods” are probably in your vocabulary. David Sax explains the rise and fall of various food trends, going behind the scenes to talk to the tastemakers themselves. It’s really interesting!

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