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New York Times Bestseller
NPR Best Book of 2016
“Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.” — New Republic
Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential.
Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation.
In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.
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I struggled my way though this book hoping that there would be a strong point made. A pivotal moment after a rocky lead-up. Sadly I was disappointed. This book is nothing but an ethnocentric autobiography representing a perspective skewed by constant drug abuse. She starts the book by claiming we live in a world that “hates women” and then tells a story about her privileged upbringing and how her own poor decisions and selfishness ruin things. The story didn’t support the claim and left me disappointed and kind of disgusted as a reader.
Too much contradiction
Great read <3
I could not put this book down. It's so honest & relatable. I recommend it for everyone, males & females alike!
- Category: Social Science
- Published: Jun 07, 2016
- Publisher: Dey Street Books
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English