Hurston was wired by Lippincott stating they wanted to publisher her book. She explains her reaction: “I never expect to have a greater thrill than that wire gave me. You know the feeling when you found your first pubic hair? Greater than that.”
Overall, the writing is superb and the story has many interesting moments, but the focus on Sula and Nel takes away from much of the rich places Morrison could have gone.
Both versions of Hidden Figures have value, but the audience for each is not the same.
American readers see what’s unusual, and the details are enough to make the story’s setting and characters vividly “other.”
“I even had my blood taken before and after riding a motorcycle to see how my levels of testosterone, cortisol, and oxytocin changed as the result of riding.”
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.
“Keep Calm and Stay Positive.” “Everyday is a second chance.” “S.M.I.L.E.–See Miracles in Life Everyday.” “Positive Mind. Positive vibes. Positive life.” I ask myself, what do positive… Read more “Bright-Sided”
Gag by Melissa Unger Pages: 141 Publisher: Roundfire Books Released: 2014 Gag starts out with a simple idea: Peter, a native of Brooklyn, stopped eating 15 years… Read more “Gag”
Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial, 2014) by Roxane Gay is a collection of essays, many of which have appeared online at places like The Rumpus, Jezebel, and Buzzfeed. The book is broken… Read more “Bad Feminist”
TOUR SCHEDULE MONDAY, JUNE 16 A special review from Katrina Passick Lumsden, a favorite reviewer on Goodreads. TUESDAY, JUNE 17 The significance of funeral portraits and how… Read more “A Cute Tombstone”