Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

by Lilly Dancyger (Editor)

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Overview

A rich, nuanced exploration of women's anger from a diverse group of writers


Women are furious, and we're not keeping it to ourselves any longer. We're expected to be composed and compliant, but in a world that would strip us of our rights, disparage our contributions, and deny us a seat at the table of authority, we're no longer willing to quietly seethe behind tight smiles.


We're ready to burn it all down.


In this ferocious collection of essays, twenty-two writers explore how anger has shaped their lives: author of the New York Times bestseller The Empathy ExamsLeslie Jamison confesses that she used to insist she wasn't angry — until she learned that she was; Melissa Febos, author of the Lambda Literary Award­-winning memoir Abandon Me, writes about how she discovered that anger can be an instrument of power; editor-in-chief of Bitch Media Evette Dionne dismantles the "angry Black woman" stereotype; and more.


Broad-ranging and cathartic, Burn It Down is essential reading for any woman who has scorched with rage — and is ready to claim her right to express it.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580058933
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 372,633
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lilly Dancyger is the memoir editor at Narratively, a contributing editor at Catapult, and assistant books editor at Barrelhouse. Her essays and journalism on sex, politics, and culture have appeared in Rolling Stone, the Rumpus, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, and more. Dancyger is at work on a memoir about her father's art and heroin addiction and the legacy of both in her life. She lives in New York.

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