Wednesday, August 27th - Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay is one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation. In this hysterical and sharp essay collection, she uses Sweet Valley High, The Help, and Girls, among other cultural touchstones to take readers through her journey as a woman of color while also commenting on the state of feminism today. The portrait that emerges is not only one of Gay herself, but also the media we consume. It is also a surprisingly inspirational call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better. Roxane Gay is the author of An Untamed State and Ayiti. She is a columnist for Salon, the co-editor of PANK, the essays editor for the Rumpus, and her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review.