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Trick Mirror

Reflections on Self-delusion
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Aug 13, 2021lailaazhar_13 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Trick Mirror is a collection of essays, on varying subjects, such as social media activism, reality TV shows, and marriage. Feminism is a really strong theme throughout the collection. I loved this book so much! Jia Tolentino has such a…
Jun 22, 2021jonathanlai03 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
certainly very woke, if that's what you're looking for.
Apr 27, 2021CPBerlin rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Tolentino uses thirty words when five would do the trick- there are huge chunks of this book that feel like a rambling internal monologue of someone who knows a lot of jargon. The writing isn't accessible, and I wasn't that impressed with…
Feb 17, 2021JCLChrisK rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Social commentary and critique through the lens of personal experience. In this collection of essays, Tolentino takes a hard look at a number of aspects of culture and media and her experiences with them. She is honest and vulnerable,…
Oct 29, 2020uncommonreader rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
These nine essays are what you should read to gain insight into the best thinking of the millennial generation. Tolentino is a good writer.
Aug 24, 2020EljayJohnson rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
One excellent essay - "I Thee Dread" - but I found most of this retreads/obvious or uninteresting to me.
Feb 10, 2020
Excellent book, compelling writing. I look forward to more by this author.
Feb 04, 2020SPL_Brittany rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
After months of waiting for this book, I can see why this book has created so much buzz in the publishing world. Jia Tolentino writes a compelling and engaging book of essays of cultural commentary that is both well written and rigorously…
Feb 03, 2020
Loved this! Jia is an amazing writer and gave me so much to think about.
Jan 25, 2020
When you’re young, you think you can do anything. You think you can write a book about your life as a cheerleader at a Christian school, experiences acting in a reality show, going deep in the meaning of Barre classes and the effects of…
Jan 04, 2020lukasevansherman rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Maybe the best essay collection I read last year. Jia Tolentino writes for "The New Yorker" and covers a wide range of topics with verve and insight: social media, literary heroines, Fyre festival, the wedding industry, and the "Rolling…
Dec 13, 2019
Globe 100 2019. Non Fiction. Canadian and New Yorker author tackles some of the biggest issues of our time with flair and humour.
Nov 07, 2019krsbozo rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A group of essays by a young woman (young to me, anyway) who has lived her entire life online and ended up at the New Yorker. Quite a story. Helped me understand more what millennials have gone through. She is clearly a feminist, and I…
Aug 21, 2019
Also fwiw the electricity involved in powering digital servers and the devices they feed into has a resource-burn footprint probably not uncompetitive with the paper industry
Aug 04, 2019
To user Yuhu: read this: https://kcls.org/blogs/post/publishers-decision-to-limit-ebook-access-is-bad-news-for-library-patrons/ (It's from KCLS, but SPL -- and all libraries -- are in the same frustrating predicament over e-book…
Aug 04, 2019
SPL, please get this title in e-book format. You are failing your most modern readers by insisting on hard-copy format for new releases...and that's not fair, and leads to super-long wait times for popular books. And it's wasteful of…