Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism and Minding Other People’s Business by Roxanne Gay
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger comes a stunning retrospective of essays and writings from the last decade covering politics, race and identity, feminism, popular culture, and more.
‘Gay has an ability to blend the personal and political in a way that feels simultaneously gentle and brutal . . . you look at a cultural moment through Gay’s eyes and, by the end, you see the world differently’ Arwa Mahdawi, Guardian
Since the publication of the groundbreaking Bad Feminist and Hunger, Roxane Gay has continued to tackle the big issues embroiling society – state-sponsored violence and mass shootings, women’s rights post-Dobbs, online disinformation, and the limits of empathy – alongside more individual matters: Can I tell my coworker her perfume makes me sneeze? Is it acceptable to schedule a daily eight a.m. meeting? In her role as a New York Times contributing opinion writer and the publication’s “Work Friend” columnist, she reaches millions of readers with her wise voice and sharp insights.
With an introduction in which Gay provides the connective tissues that link her groundbreaking writing, Opinions is a collection of Roxane Gay’s best nonfiction pieces from the past ten years, addressing a wide range of topics -politics, the culture wars, civil rights, celebrities, and much more. Offering nuanced analysis that never shies away from difficult topics, this sharp, thought-provoking anthology will delight Gay’s devotees and draw new readers to this inimitable talent.
About the author:
Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; the memoir Hunger, which was a New York Times bestseller and received a National Book Critics Circle citation; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.
More titles by Roxane Gay:
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Publisher: Little Brown Book Group
Published: 10 October 23
Format: Paperback, 320p
Category: Literary Essays