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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 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 Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose you’re in the thick of it the political the social and the personal are almost always one and the sa 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

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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 A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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 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 book Her commentary was searing and endlessly supported by facts In this book Cottom talks of what it feels like to be an educated black woman in this America and I gotta tell ya she knocked it out of the park on most of these essays Breakdown hereview spoilerThick This essay lays the foundation Cottom associates writing with fixing your feet It defines her and is her persona which isn t perfect so it must be normalized Cottom goes into detail about her background She is always working and from the South Thick refers to her appearanceweight Thick is also hard headed Black womanhood Some folks like thick Others don t Watch them all In the Name of Beauty Excellent essay in which Cottom makes a case that the concept of beauty is a cultural concept that is at best race based This is a brilliant must read essay Dying to Be Competent Cottom posits that our roles in society and our perceived competence are dependent upon our race gender and class than of earned status I think she s right Cottom is so searingly smart It s impossible to paraphrase her essays in an update She exudes intelligence and anger Three essays in and I am very impressedKnow Your Whites Cottom expresses that the election of Donald Trump after Barrack Obama was not a surprise when you know your whites It is provoking and reactive because without progress there is no reason to prefer the lack of progress Similarly what is a white republic for white citizens and in defense of white property if there is not a dark threatBlack Is Over Or Special Black Cottom takes aim at how blacks in elite circles treat other blacks A strange place where as a dark skinned black she is constantly asked what kind of black is she The distinctions are class education skin shade black from other countries which she must be because she is an intelligent black Graduate student etc aka hierarchies within the black communityThe Price of Fabulousness Cottom talks of poor black women and the stigma they encounterBlack Girlhood Interrupted Cottom looks at the childhood for black girls Depressing because it rings true objectification and Girl 6 Cottom ponders the nature of black women in the intelligentsia aka oped writers Opinions and ability to influenceshape public thought Being an oped writer for the New York Times or Washington Post is considered the holy grail for journalists and writers Cottom wondered how many black women two of these Oped writers followed on Twitter The answer was that for David Brooks and Jonathan Chiat is six Both of these men are given a free run to shape public opinion to talk about American culture an system Both of these men follow almost 400 Twitter accounts each Brooks leans Right Chait leans left Both white men Point well taken Cottom hide spoiler


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 capitalist society class mobility and much She engages in fascinating way

  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 assimi

  3. says:

    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 issues omit the issues th

  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 America today  It is a collection I both enjoyed and found enlightening  The voices of Black women

  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 book Her commentary was searing and endlessly supported by facts In this book Cottom talks of what it feels like to be an educated black woman in this America and I gotta tell ya she knocked it out o

  6. says:

    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;

  7. says:

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

  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 u

  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 Not thick in the amount of pages but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information It isn’t curing cancer or solving climate change But it is giving a voice and analytical eye to the way we treat judge measure love hate and depict Black women I knew after the very first essay in this colle

  10. says:

    Now a Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction 2019This was dense and super interesting Tressie McMillan Cottom a professor of socio

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