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Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road

Danielle Tinker, December 26, 2008

The foundation of the story is the development of American suburbs. The characters demonstrate the status and image that suburban life brought to its residents, and brings to light the new conflicts and struggles facing American suburban families. The dynamics of relationships change with the shift to suburbia, and a new American family life evolved. The writing is incredible, and the story keeps the readers interest. It explains the side of the evolution of American suburbs not commonly explored. A great story, and a great look into America's suburban life.
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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
The Working Poor: Invisible in America

Danielle Tinker, October 27, 2008

The book is filled with personal accounts and supported with facts. The stories can get tedious and could have been condensed. Could have engaged reader to feel more emotion for those in the stories, instead makes them seem victimized. Overall great to give a foundational understanding of the working poor in America.
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A Larger Memory: A History of Our Diversity, with Voices by Ronald T Takaki
A Larger Memory: A History of Our Diversity, with Voices

Danielle Tinker, October 27, 2008

Using historical and personal accounts, Takaki strings together an incredible story of race in America. The stories are personal and different, giving support to the historical claims made by Takaki and other historians. Perfect for those who may find history simply with events and dates boring. Takaki's history is given in an entertaining and engaging manner, leaving the reader with a better understanding of the founding and development of race in America.
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Common Interest: How Our Social Welfare Policies Don't Work & What Can We Do about Them by Leslie W Dunbar

Danielle Tinker, September 25, 2008

Utilizing the personal stories of a wide variety of people, Dunbar strings together a discussion of the US social welfare system. Though written in 1988, the book is completely relevant today, and could have been written this year. The same problems discussed in the book are the same ones we face in the US today. The issues revolving around social security and welfare are laid out through testimony, and suggestions to future sucess are given. Especially leading up to the Presidential Elections, issues of social welfare are crucial to read and discuss. If you can get past the outdated figures, which sadly enough are still relevant, this book comes highly recommended.
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Danielle Tinker, August 15, 2008

Woven together brilliantly, the stories Sedaris tells leaves you yearning for more. The sarcastic tone may cause you to laugh out loud, beware! Humor is not the only highlight of the book, as the stories and memories carry insights that most can learn from.
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