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Kayla Perry has commented on (16) products.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Bad Feminist

Kayla Perry, November 8, 2014

There are many things I like about this book so it's hard to pin down what exactly makes it great. I love Gay's assertion that's it better to "be a bad feminist than be no feminist at all" and how critically she examines the intersectionality of race, class, and gender. With shrewd observation and nods to pop culture, Gay manages to make her book a fast, engaging read and challenge us to question all our preconceived notions of how our culture deals with POC in the media and life in general. Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
Last Night in Montreal

Kayla Perry, October 15, 2014

Mandel has such a gift with a moving turn of phrase that is evident throughout her entire body of work. Though I enjoyed Station Eleven more, this book was still beautifully written and shows an uncanny examination of the human heart and mind. Such gorgeous prose it's kind of ridiculous.
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Questions about Angels by Billy Collins
Questions about Angels

Kayla Perry, March 20, 2014

Billy Collins is such an accessible poet there is no reason anyone shouldn't be reading him. This collection illustrates that more than anything; every word was as carefully chosen as the disciples of Christ.
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Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir by Katie Hafner
Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir

Kayla Perry, March 9, 2014

This book documents the feeling of wanting to love and be loved by a difficult parent so well that it made me emotional (and I'm not one for overt displays of emotion). The writing is fluid and engaging; her story is stirring and painful. I would heartily recommend this to any person who has ever wanted to reconcile with an estranged parent.
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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Kayla Perry, February 21, 2014

I guess knowing B.J. was a writer on The Office should have already tipped me off to him being a funny guy, but this book of short stories cemented it for me. All the stories were entertaining and quite a number of them were pretty damn funny. I actually got to see him read in my hometown's bookstore (Powell's) and his delivery of the stories was excellent and actually made me want to check out the audio book (something I usually don't do).

Favorites include: "The Rematch", "Constructive Criticism", "If You Love Something", "The Market was Down", "Kindness Among Cakes", "Regret is Just Perfectionism Plus Time", and "J.C. Audetat, Translator of Don Quixote".
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