Difficult Women

Difficult Women

by Roxane Gay


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Difficult Women 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MichRobs More than 1 year ago
This book was difficult. I finished the book yesterday and needed a day to soak it all in before writing this. The stories are hard-hitting and real. They're just honest. Most made me angry. Angry about society, angry about men, and sometimes just plain angry. All-in-all this book really just broke me down. The stories didn't give you those perfect tied up ends and I liked that. Life does not give you perfect tied up ends and it certainly doesn't always make sense. There were times it was just a bit much for me though. There were times the stories seemed to make no sense. I mean, can someone please explain to me the meaning of the air machine story? In my personal taste, it was far from my favorite book. It's very dark and void of hope. It left me searching for meaning in the stories as a whole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved about 90% of the stories in this book. Definitely one of my favorites
Bookishjen2013 More than 1 year ago
I became a fan of Roxane Gay when I first saw her speak at Boswell Book Company about her book, the part memoir/part assortment of essays, Bad Feminist. Bad Feminist blew me away so when I found her latest release, a collection of short stories called Difficult Women, I just knew I had to read it. I hoped Gay’s singular voice in writing non-fiction would translate into writing fiction. I am glad to say I am not disappointed. Gay is a writer who fully recognizes the complex lives of women’s truth, from the most of grand experiences to the tiny minutiae that make of their daily lives (and ours). Some live in impressive privilege and others dreary lives of poverty. To read a full review please visit The Book Self: https://thebookselfblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/book-review-bad-feminist-by-roxane-gay/