Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
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About the Author
Roxane Gay's writing appears in BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2014, BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2012, BEST SEX WRITING 2012, A PUBLIC SPACE, MCSWEENEY'S, TIN HOUSE, OXFORD AMERICAN, AMERICAN SHORT FICTION, VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books AYITI, AN UNTAMED STATE, The New York Times bestselling BAD FEMINIST, the nationally bestselling DIFFICULT WOMEN and The New York Times bestselling HUNGER.
"A profoundly personal anthology."--Harper's Bazaar
"This is a devastating book, heartbreaking in how familiar and relatable each story is--yet there's power and solidarity in it, too."--Shondaland
"Not That Bad is essential reading."--Refinery29
"A timely, necessary anthology."--PureWow
"It's hard to imagine a more fitting editor for a collection like this... everyone should read it."--Brooklyn Rail
"The lauded social critic and provocateur curates a diverse and unvarnished collection of personal essays reckoning with the experiences and systemic dysfunction that produced #MeToo."--O: The Oprah Magazine
"From the author of Bad Feminist and Hunger (drop everything if you haven't read this) comes a collection of first-person essays about rape, assault and sexual harassment. It couldn't be more timely. Gay's introduction moved me to tears, as did many of the pieces contributed by household names--Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy--but accounts from "regular" women moved me even more. Perhaps that's the lesson we're meant to take away from Not that Bad: we're all "regular." Shocking as they are, many of these stories will be familiar to us all--and we all deserve better."--Elisabeth Egan, "The 17 Best Books to Read this Summer," Glamour
--Paste Magazine, "The Best Nonfiction Books of 2018"