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  • Written by: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Bad Feminist

Written by: Roxane Gay
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

"Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue."

In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.

>Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

©2014 Roxane Gay (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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The book is great and the narrator is phenomenal

I would read (or listen to) anything performed by this narrator. What a great voice!

The book itself is amazing and well written and Roxane is bae.

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Wonderful writing matched by a wonderful voice

I never expected to like a chapter on Scrabble so much. Gay is witty and entertaining where possible while still being serious and considering. Gonna listen again for sure

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Great narrator and that’s about it…

The narrator was the only genuinely enjoyable part of this book. For every good take Roxane Gay has, about 10 bad ones follow.

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Incredible

A truly incredible series of essays. Makes me happy to be who I am because I am also a bad Feminist and I am proud.

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What a book! What a woman!!

So witty and unapologetically forthcoming can only be Roxane Gay!
It’s better to be a bad feminist than not to be a feminist as all. Loved it all!

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A thought-provoking, down-to-Earth feminist read

I think everyone should read some Roxane Gay. Her perspective and opinions are important to today's conversations about gender, race, class, body image, and more. These essays are at times heartbreaking and hilarious. Highly recommend!

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