This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
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!
This book is so incredibly important, honest, and necessary in our culture. Read the whole thing in just a few hours because I couldn't put it down. A must-read.
- Category: Social Science
- Published: Jun 07, 2016
- Publisher: Dey Street Books
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English