“I felt myself being dragged by the feet across the pavement. My chest was on fire. My blouse was purple with blood. I was convinced that my arm had been shot off and was hanging inside my shirt by a few strips of flesh. I could not feel it.”
Both versions of Hidden Figures have value, but the audience for each is not the same.
A deeply intimate and creative endeavor, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová: A Biographical Collage could work beautifully in a classroom or on your bedside nightstand.
To whom would this book appeal other than Ehrenreich herself?
American readers see what’s unusual, and the details are enough to make the story’s setting and characters vividly “other.”
Rarely do fat female role models appear in the United States (um, or elsewhere), so I put a hold on a copy at the library.
Over 14 stories the message adds up to a strong, unmistakable picture of an oppressive, anti-female Russia
It’s a lot of cut and paste (literally) from 2003-2004, causing the book to tell readers quite a bit of information without showing it, and without trusting readers to pick up on visual ques in a visual medium.
“Are you non-compliant? Do you fit in your box? Are you too fat too thin too loud too shy too religious too secular too prudish too sexual… Read more “Bitch Planet”
O, Democracy! (Fifth Star Press, April 2014) by Kathleen Rooney *Review by guest Kim Koga Working for the senator has fouled Colleen’s language and dimmed her outlook. But… Read more “O, Democracy!”