This Will Be My Undoing Lib/E: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

Morgan Jerkins (Read by)
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Publish Date
January 30, 2018
6.6 X 1.2 X 6.0 inches | 0.61 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Morgan Jerkins is an associate editor at Catapult whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny, and BuzzFeed, among many others. She lives in New York.


This raw, compelling memoir makes for an outstanding audiobook, and the author's narration is well done. The depth of her intelligence is immediately obvious, but what's more riveting is her brutal honesty and her willingness to speak her truth-both beautiful and messy...This book is a must-listen-both funny and heartbreaking-but more importantly, it is an eye-opening call to action.

-- "AudioFile"

A writer to be reckoned with.

-- "Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author"

Morgan Jerkins is only twenty-six, and yet the wisdom packed in her essay collection is transcendent.

-- "Off the Shelf"

Jerkins's debut collection of essays forces readers to reckon with the humanity black women have consistently been denied...Personal, inviting, and fearless as she explores the racism and sexism black women face in America...[A] gorgeous and powerful collection.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Jerkins provides awareness into her own complexities-college-educated, black, female, Millennial, feminist-in an attempt to figure out where she fits in and in an effort to uncover the intricacies of her multilayered identity.

-- "Library Journal"

Jerkins' forthright examination of her own experiences leads to a triumphant reclaiming of blackness in all its power.

-- "Booklist"

In the provocative essays collected in her first book, Jerkins meditates on how it feels to be a black woman in the United States today...Reveals complicated, messily human responses to knotty problems. Never intended as the final word on the black female experience in America today, it uncovers the effect of social forces on one perceptive young woman.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"