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I will you this Jia Tolentino s exactly everything I fucking love This book to me s basically perfect devastatingly smart and endlessly fascinating and filled with essays that work that The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop interrogate the modern condition from every angle and leave you gasping with new comprehensions They are deeply researched and wildlylluminating and also even funny sometimes when they re not devastating or brutal or so ntense you have to put the book down and go take a dazed walk to let your brain synapses cool their firingsAnyway you don t really need me to tell you about Jia s brilliance right I mean she s written and edited everywhere from the Hairpin to Jezebel to now the New Yorker Which One Of This Book which excerpted of this book best essays Losing Religion and Finding Ecstacy n Houston As of this moment her release week she s on a press blitz so thorough that t s the subject of ts own roundups and memes If you don t feel like scrolling through find her profiled on Elle Doctor Who: Engines of War interviewed on the Paris Review and reviewed on Vanity Fair see her food picks on Grub Street her skincare routine on In the Gloss and her dog on Jezebel I could go onBut you re here so go ahead and listen to me talk about this book some To wit In one essay she writes about how thenternet has fundamentally reoriented the truth so that what s mportant now s only what s mportant to me The everyday madness perpetuated by the nternet positions personal dentity as the center of the universe In another she dissects the perpetual burden of being an deal woman n the days of self optimization managing to tie together chopped salads the perfect mid day nutritional replenishment for the mid level modern knowledge worker Barre classes the rapid fire series of positions and movements resemble what a ballerina might do f you concussed her and then made her snort caffeine pills and athleisure tailor made for a time when work s rebranded as pleasure so we will accept of t She writes explosively about the harrowing history of racism and rape at the University of Virginia her alma matter linking the recent Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten ill fated and retracted Rolling Stone piece about fraternity rape all the way back to Thomas Jefferson and Saly Hemingsn fact no all the way back to ancient European youthful war bands wealthy young men who donned wolf hides and roved the forests looking for maidens to snatch until they came of age and went home to find wives She also writes about difficult women Sutherlands Rules in a piece that considers everyone from Kim Kardashian to Madonna to Hope Hicks I feel asf feminist praxis has turned to acid and eaten through the floor It s as f what s signified sexism tself has remained so An Officer and a Gentleman (A Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Story) intractable that we ve mostly given up on rooting outts actual workings She also writes about the lie of the literary heroine the history of the conman the Fyre Festival her time on a reality show as a teenager corporate feminism recoiling at the dea of marriage and who even knows everything else under the fucking sun She s so smart and so savvy and so so good and I hope she s already at work on her next collection because I cannot believe I ll have to go back to reading other people s essays now This s an outstanding rigorously researched and written collection of cultural criticism I really admired the depth of thought here I felt like each essay was a master class on how to write cultural criticism I was definitely taking notes Some of the essays ran too long and could use some tightening but that s a subjective opinion I was particularly When Dimple Met Rishi interestedn the essay about the UVA rape case and the one about uncritical feminism and how t can flatten discourse n really troubling ways This s well worth a read I read t slowly so I could really think through each piece It Night Watch is a rare book that encourages me to do that 45 starsI have to start this review by sharing that when I finished the last essay of Trick Mirror I Thee Dread I literally started clapping and whisper screaming oh my god Jia really did that and ugh ueen of delivering a fatal blow to the capitalist patriarchal weddingndustrial complex we stan a self aware End of Day icon Mind you this fanboying took place while I sat alone on my couchn my apartment where I m typing this review right now I Thee Dread serves both as an essay about how Jia Tolentino has never wanted to get married and an analysis of weddings broadly their history and social function This piece encapsulates what Tolentino accomplishes when she reaches her peak n this collection a powerful examination of her own psyche and how t runs parallel to the forces of history and popular culture Here s a uote from I Thee Dread that I love And still I wonder how much harder Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance: Studies in the Practice of Theatre it would be to get straight women to accept the reality of marriagef they were not first presented with the fantasy of a wedding I wonder Israel! Do You Know? if women today would so readily accept the uneual diminishment of theirndependence without their sense of self Korean War importance being overinflated first It feels like a trick a trick that has worked ands still working that the bride remains the Serpico image of womanhood Dt s to see ourselves clearly n a culture that revolves around the self In each essay Jia writes about the cultural prisms that have shaped her the rise of the nightmare social nternet; the American. T ts most broadly celebrated and that planning a wedding s the only period n a woman s life where that planning a wedding Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan is the only periodn a woman s life where Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success is universally and unconditionally encouraged to conduct everything on her terms Tolentino applies this sharpnsight to a gamut of fascinating topics throughout Trick Mirror Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws including how we construct ourselves on thenternet the constant pressure we face to optimize every aspect of our lives rape culture n relation to her alma mater the University of Virginia the American scammer as millennial hero and Several reviewers have used the word millennial to describe this collection and I feel like that fits These Essays All Feel Timely all feel timely and almost funny n a I m feeling distressed about the crushing rise of student debt here s a meme that I ll post on Twitter about the collapse of the climate thanks to global capitalism kinda way What I admire most about this collection Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World is Tolentino s voice Her writing voices confident distinct and captivating yet consistently aware of ts own potential shortcomings I also appreciated her ncisive feminist takes that pushed the envelope on mainstream liberal Let's Talk 3 Student's Book ideologies such as by explicitly naming whiteness and how characters of Asian ethnicity are pushednto the background as well as how having women adopt the role of the male oppressor eg serving as prison guards nstead of abolishing prisons altogether may not truly further justice I did feel at times that some of these essays felt like they drifted away out of her control like they would go on these stream of consciousness explorations whereas I wanted a bit focus around a central point or argument At the same time I applaud Tolentino for an mpressive essay collection which I hope many people will read She European State Aid and Tax Rulings includes reflections on self delusionn the title which I think fits very well Once you gain an awareness of the delusions you tell yourself you move one step closer to freeing yourself and living your life on your own termsI also want to end this review with one uote from the I Thee Dread essay because I loved t so much as ya ll can probably tell Here t The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra is The conventional vision of a women s lifen which the wedding plays a starring role seems to be offering an unspoken tradeoff Here our culture says The Complete Paladin's Handbook is an event that will center you absolutely that will crystallize yourmage when you were young and gorgeous admired and beloved with the whole world rolling out The Lake in front of you like an endless meadow like a plush red carpet sparklers lighting up yourrises and petals drifting through your lavish elegant hair In exchange from that point forward Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way in the eyes of the state and everyone around you your needs will slowly cease to exist Thiss of course not the case for everyone but for plenty of women becoming a bride still means being flattered The Devil Aspect into submission being prepared through a rush of attention and a series of gender segregated rituals the bridal shower the bachelorette party and later the baby shower for a futuren which your dentity will be systematically framed as secondary to the dentity of your husband and kids Lucid and enlightening the essays of Jia Tolentino s debut collection Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion consider what An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, it means for Millennial women to navigate a culture of spectacle scam and oppression In sharp prose across nine essays Tolentino takes on everything from the troubling rise of athleisure to America s obsession with reality television difficult women and weddings Sketching brilliant fragments of cultural criticism for the digital age the author demystifies perplexing trends and passionately critiues a society overtaken by rampant racism and misogyny Audiobook narrated by the author Jia TolentinoI really enjoyed listening to Jia read her book 9 essays She s bluntlynsightful about the times we are living Four Corners Level 1b Workbook in without being preachy I admire the way Jia formulates her thoughts brilliantly I became so curious about this magnificent woman never knew of her until now that I spent time listening to her YouTubenterviews I liked her even There Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders is something of value for everyonen this book I would have paid full price just for the first essay Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) itself about thenternet I ve read other books about the nternet and what s t doing to our brains etcbut this particular essay Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is the best of the bunch Jia had me thinking about things I never thought of froma historic point of viewfrom radio to TV to the early days of thenternet the later years present day years to It was REALLY EXCELLENTThought provoking and worthy of discussions I wasn t as excited about her essay about Reality TVbut I admit I had my best laughed when she ate a plate of hot mayonnaise on a reality TV showYUCKI m still chuckling about the scene she describedThere s an essay about modern weddings Ha as my younger married daughter says all of 1 and a half years Couples shouldn t consider a large wedding until at least 10 years of marriage She has a point and so does Jia I like this entire book and the current relevant topics covered Jia Kaltblau is smart sassyncredibly observant about life funny warm and articulateI like this womanLoved this bookand glad I didn t miss Scammer as millennial hero; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the mandate that everything ncluding our bodies should always be getting efficient and beautiful until we die. Trick Mirror Reflections on Self DelusionI feel awful terrible giving such a low review because Between Octobers i was so so so excited for this to the point where I refused to read any press so I could have a pure unmediated experience but only like 3 of the essaysn here were good the ones where she reflects on her own life Which Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian is funny because I used to get kind of annoyed at the way she would unnecessarily dropn details about her life Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia into unrelated articles la girl who went to Barthelona I think there reallys an The Taming of the Werewolf inherent difference between the kind of writing you do for the Internet thinkpieces cultural criticism tied to news cycles andmportantly to deadlines vs the kind of writing that deserves to be printed nto a book 4 of these essays were essentially just saying things everyone knows by uotingrearrangingsummarising a lot of secondary sources very lukewarm takes on feminism and modern life that don t provoke thought as much as make you go yeah lol Like maybe the target demographic s people who don t know these things I agreed with t all way too much the target demographic s people who don t know these things I agreed with t all way too much the point where I was wondering why I was even reading this like 10% of the book s unfortunately just summarising extremely well known narratives like the birth of Facebook we ve all watched the social network 10 times baby which while I understand First Cosmic Velocity is necessary for her to be able to then make her point about said narratives to me ultimately totally redundant because Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills i agree with and have alreadyndependently thought the same things about the narrative So who s this book for Surely readers of The New Yorker also know these things Anyways I never thought d say this but yes Jia Tolentino please tell me about your year Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 in Kyrgyzstan Heres who I recommend this book for Anyone who has been n a coma for the last ten to fifteen years a person who just discovered the nternet or perhaps only recently learned how to read someone over the age of 70 or under the age of 10 who has a suddenly discovered Tryst with Prosperity interestn small and generally feminist happenings of recent yearsEveryone else you re probably coveredThere Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 is nothing much new hereThis pains me to say because I like Jia Tolentino a lot I enjoy her New Yorker articles Is this just a way for me to brag about reading the New Yorker You tell me I like her voi A bit of a mixed bag Highlights The first essay The In Internet Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition is excellent Always Be Optimizing had some greatdeas but a bit circular and seemed to be holding something back The personal experience essays Reality TV Me and Ecstacy were diverting enough I enjoyed them DownsidesSome of the essays cover some really well worn ground at this point Often the context and asides are too heavy on research and Code Name: Bikini info dumping thatsn t fully relevant or t s just dull Several times I felt relevant or t s just dull Several times I felt I was waiting around for the point to emerge We Come From Old Virginia and sometimes there was no thesis at all Pure Heroines A few essays and sections simply failed to catch my nterest I like Tolentino but I think I prefer her deas Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten in shorter form and fully distilled I d read Jia Tolentino s grocery listsf she let me I really enjoyed this actually even though any collection of essaysstories tends to be uneven I probably also enjoyed t since t said a lot of things that I already agree with or thought to begin with I tend to just like being reaffirmed n my view point what can I say I really didn t enjoy the essay on drugs and religion and spiritualism very much I did enjoy the ones on feminism a little like the ones examining the way lodging any criticism at any woman becomes grounds for calls of sexism I liked the undercurrents of the fragility of dentity and the Bankerupt ideas about performing andentity that went hand 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation in hand with thedea of commodification of the self I enjoyed that there was context brought to each of the essays though maybe at times Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace it felt a little excessive like other readers have mentionedn their review lots of excerpts from books the list of tems of almost made me put the book down Personally liked t but I think f you go nto this expecting some kind of new hot take on things then you ll be disappointed It does cover a lot of the things people have already talked about and especially talks a lot about this current cultural moment so I do think there s a limitation to new things that can be said Recently My Rad Friend my rad friend and I got Wishing for a Home intot about Roxanne Gay s Bad Feminist which I loudly do not like B argued that Dreamsnake it was wrong of me to judget so harshly because I was not taking The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, into account the deep biases I bring to my own reading I remain unrepentant because those essays are extremely bad but I do acknowledge that I am only a combination of my life snfluences I grew up solidly middle class I am a cis het woman and a Jew of European heritage I went to a good liberal arts college and white American The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping intellectual values are the watersn which I have always steeped So perhaps when I say something utterly subjective like those essays are extremely bad I do only mean that they re bad to me and Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte if I were a ueer black woman like B raised and taught andnfluenced n different ways all my opinions would be completely different Be that as t. Trick Mirror s an enlightening unforgettable trip through the river of self delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives This s a book about the ncentives that shape us and about how har. ,

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