Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th
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“Let me just say thank you again -- so much -- for the opportunity to take part in Booktopia this year. I can't say enough good things about it, and about the engaged, enthusiastic, welcoming, and supportive group of people I met there; I imagine you've heard the same thing from the other authors. I've always been aware that there's an engaged community of readers out there that -- in cooperation with independent bookstores, of course -- keeps an organic literary culture alive and thriving, but I never expected to MEET so much of that community together in one place."
You might recognize West from her feminist and comedic articles for Jezebel, GQ, and The Guardian. In reading Shrill, you'll find out why she's a leading critic of sexism in our society. Her personal essays are witty and thought provoking. For those who enjoyed Tina Fey's Bossypants or Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman, you will love this book! ~ Reviewed by Rachel Williams
A great read for "STEMinists", this is a story of the two girls who coded the game "Tampon Run" to address the stigma around women and their periods and paved the way for girls to follow their dreams in a male-dominated field. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
One big emotional punch exploring the mechanics of the foster system, mental health, abuse, and the sometimes traumatic consequences of the three. I loved the friendship between Julien and Adam, which is brilliantly depicted as they come to terms with relationship as former foster brothers. This is YA contemporary fiction at its finest. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 7th, 2017
O'Rourke gleefully skewers the political parties, profuse primaries, confusing caucuses, and chuckleheaded candidates that lurched and spat through the grueling, graceless presidential campaign of 2016. With O'Rourke, gallows humor trumps despair. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare