Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti

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Sex Object: A Memoir Read Online Free - Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential.

Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation.

In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.

Title : Sex Object: A Memoir
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ISBN : 0062435086
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Ashton rated it ★★★★★

December 21, 2015

I hate when people rate books before they have even come out, but to the guy who rated it one star: fuck you.

Emily rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 27, 2016

I've had a hard time parsing what I think about this book, because Valenti says so many important things that need to be said; I've wanted to support its project, and I've wanted to make sure my ultimate ambivalence to it isn't some kind of backwards blaming of her or it for her reporting of the...

Terry rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 25, 2016

Yeesh. I had a really difficult time with this book. I can blame some of my reaction to extremely high expectations...but only some. Other reviewers have been pretty articulate about the flaws of the book. I agree that it feels extremely haphazard and at the same time oddly flat. She presents her...

Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ rated it ★★★☆☆

August 06, 2017

Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest SEX OBJECT is an interesting book, partially because of what it contains but also partially because of how I think people are going to react to it. If you skimmed through it, you might say, "Oh, it's just another one of those self-effacing m...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2016

Reading this book is like getting a chicken bone caught in your throat. It’s very uncomfortable, but points to a reality that needs to be understood and dealt with fast.

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★☆☆

April 20, 2017

As a voice, Jessica Valenti is honest, unflinching, and insightful. As a memoir, this suffers a bit from a lack of cohesion and overall story arc. I almost wish it had been revised into a book of essays, because I think it would have worked better that way. The first section has some candid remar...

Bianca rated it ★★★★☆

April 14, 2017

Sex Object is a powerful memoir, worth reading/listening to. Early on, Valenti lets us know that this is not an inspirational, motivational, "here's the silver lining" kind of book, that, apparently, women, feminists, in particular, are expected to bestow, otherwise, they're just "whiny" and/or "v...

Ang rated it ★★★☆☆

June 10, 2016

So. Hmm. I read Lindy West's Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman breathlessly and ravenously. It feels unfair to compare these two books, because what is similar about these women? That they wrote a memoir and they happen to be awesome feminist women? But the truth is, I couldn't separate the two boo...

El rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 07, 2017

I had been looking forward to reading this for a while, since it came out and made its way onto my radar, though with reservations. I like Jessica Valenti. I think she does a lot of good and has great things to say about contemporary feminism for the most part. I was excited to read a book on her...

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

April 03, 2016

This book made me angry. Or, rather, it reminded me the multitude of reasons why I SHOULD feel angry. Why I should feel frustrated and hurt by society’s treatment of women. Jessica Valenti refuses to sugarcoat what women deal with in a patriarchal society, and her feminism is a bitter pill to swa...

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