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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524732011
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Published: Knopf - June 11th, 2019

This book is an uncannily spot-on gift from your stalker. It contains every love story you've ever been through. It has the thoughts of your dog. It has every iteration of that luncheon you've been imagining/dreading. This book - uncomfortably so - was written for you. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 2019

When Mary Shelly created the story "Frankenstein" - when Victor Frankenstein created life from dead matter - when Artificial Intelligence is created by humans - when Mary Shelly, daughter of liberated woman Mary Wollestonecraft - when obedient, low-maintenance sexbots threaten to make women obsolete - when a love story is half-robot - when we try to cheat death and live forever - when are we our bodies, and when our minds? - when trans bodies do not match trans minds - what happened / happens / will happen then? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062868879
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Published: Harper Wave - May 28th, 2019

A book about feminism and language? Did somebody just call my wheelhouse?
What does it mean to be a woman who swears? Should you change your speech patterns to sound more assertive, or is that sexist? What do feminists and nonbinary people do in languages with gendered nouns? Why do so many of our curse words shoot from the male perspective? If you've ever wondered one of these questions, or if you're a feminist who speaks, this book is for you. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735210936
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 23rd, 2019

McCulloch is the researcher I aspire to be. Her enthusiasm and fascination with the subject combined with her humor to make an already engrossing subject an equally captivating read. No matter how much or how little you think you know about the internet, there's something in here to learn about how it grew, and how it affects the way we communicate. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel by Joseph Fink - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062844132
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 30th, 2018

The perfect post-op for a panic attack. Based on (but different from) the podcast, Alice Isn't Dead features an anxiety-ridden protagonist searching for her lost, apparently not-deceased wife, in a world where monsters and conspiracies lurk on the side of the road. Perhaps being so afraid isn't as illogical as it seems; perhaps it's not even a hindrance, but a power... ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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