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Se very shelves a modern black American female voice waxing poetic on self and society serving up a healthy portion of clever prose and southern aphorisms in a style uniuely her ownMcMillan Cottom has crafted a black woman’s cultural bible as she mines for meaning in places many of us miss and reveals precisely how when you’re in the thick of it the political the social and the personal are almost always one and the sa. Yooooooo Tressie Tressie Tressie SIS SISSSSS This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly it just hit me like a ton of bricks There s so much important stuff here I m going to buy a copy for my sister in law because I think she should read it My highlights are all up on this post So many highlighted segments of just straight pure truths Highlights include Know Your Whites no matter how much I love The Obamas and I LOVE THE OBAMAS I live for scholarly people reading The Obama Administration for their lack of real world change to everyday practices and policies that see black and brown people in the States systematically discriminated against and held back I love that TMC goes for the jugular with her comments re my first black presidentwho apparently doesn t know his Whites Dying to be Competent I mean this is my fear around childbirth and fighting for proper medical treatment Fu Gloom Town just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly it uinze dias just hit me like a ton of bricks There s so much important stuff here I m going to buy a copy for my sister in law because I think she should read it My highlights are all up on this post So many highlighted segments of Cheating for the Chicken Man just straight pure truths Highlights include Know Your Whites no matter how much I love The Obamas and I LOVE THE OBAMAS I live for scholarly people reading The Obama Administration for their lack of real world change to everyday practices and policies that see black and brown people in the States systematically discriminated against and held back I love that TMC goes for the The Last Runaway jugular with her comments re my first black presidentwho apparently doesn t know his Whites Dying to be Competent I mean this is my fear around childbirth and fighting for proper medical treatment Fu

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Smart humorous and strikingly original thoughts on race beauty money and by one of today's most intrepid public intellectualsTressie McMillan Cottom the writer professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed now brilliantly shifts gears from running regression analyses on college data to unleashing another identity a purveyor of wit wisdom and of course Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is so very wrong. Tressie McMillan Cottom s essay collection Thick And Other Essays is thick in every sense of the word This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood contextualizing whiteness beauty in a capitalist society class mobility and much She engages in fascinating ways with the forces that bear down upon her from her subject position in prose that effortlessly blends the personal with the theoretical She articulates a black woman s work and importantly a black woman s worth in a society determined to devalue her To say this collection is transgressive provocative and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth Thick And Other Essays is a necessary work and a reminder that Tressie McMillan Cottom is one of the finest public intellectuals writing today

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About this thing we call society In the bestselling tradition of bell hooks and Roxane Gay McMillan Cottom’s freshman collection illuminates a particular trait of her tribe being thick In form and in substanceThis bold compendium likely to find its place on shelves alongside Lindy West Rebecca Solnit and Maggie Nelson dissects everything from beauty to Obama to pumpkin spice lattes Yet Thick will also fill a void on tho. Recently an incoherent commenter accused me of being a typical Karen for writing a negative review of Little Fires Everywhere and although I ll reserve the right not to be called a Karen for disliking a tedious Jodi Picoult knockoff the fact is that I probably am a Karen in some ways I m a white woman in a racist society how could I not be We white people no matter how much we educate ourselves no matter how much activism we engage in we all have blind spots And while all types of antiracist books are important the books I m most looking for now are the ones that point out my blind spots to me Thick is one of those books I m still processing a lot of it so I won t provide too many specifics here but as an example Thick made me see that The Beauty Myth an important book of third wave feminism is if not actually racist than at the very least peak white feminism Now that it s been pointed out to me this is so obvious it s embarrassing

  • Hardcover
  • 248
  • Thick And Other Essays
  • Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • en
  • 16 June 2019
  • 9781620974360

About the Author: Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom has been called a master of metaphor Soraya McDonald one of America's most bracing thinkers on race gender and capitalism of our time Rebecca Traister and one of the finest public intellectuals writing today Roxane Gay McMillan Cottom centers black women in uncommonly incisive analysis of social problems She lives in Richmond Virginia where she is an assoc



10 thoughts on “Thick And Other Essays

  1. says:

    Tressie McMillan Cottom’s essay collection Thick And Other Essays is thick in every sense of the word This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood contextualizing whiteness beauty in a capi

  2. says:

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far Thick And Other Essays is thick with wit intelligence and an assured self awareness Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood including beauty standards and whiteness ethnic differences within the black community socioeconomic class and assimilating into capitalism and I loved how she always took her analysis o

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest This is a really excellent collection of essays written by a black woman on issues that matter for both women and people of color Better yet she gives the why behind why she feels that these issues matter and better still; I liked her whys Intersectionality is so important and it was only a few years ago that I realized how many feminist books and books about women's is

  4. says:

    Gritty smart original Thick is a powerful collection of essays on race and womanhood especially Black womanhood and the many injustices heaped upon Black women   Tressie McMillan Cottom shares intimate details of her own life and covers a broad spectrum about her thoughts on racism and white superiority and what is wrong with A

  5. says:

    I liked Thick very much and in fact there were essays here that spoke to me for me within me The writing was uite affecting Cottom is brash and intense and funny and full of facts That's what was great about the b

  6. says:

    Recently an incoherent commenter accused me of being a typical Karen for writing a negative review of Little Fire

  7. says:

    Yooooooo Tressie Tressie Tressie SIS SISSSSS This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and ho

  8. says:

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book but its just not my usual kind of book although a good one not for me I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping and even on some that I do so I have to save my reading time for books that I find compelling Thanks for understanding

  9. says:

    Thick If that isn’t an apt title for this collection than I don’t know what is because this is a thick book No

  10. says:

    Now a Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction 2019This was dense and super interesting Tressie McMillan Cottom a professor of sociology and public intellectual writes about the black female experience

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