2019 . Non-fiction, Writing . Jia Tolentino
Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Jia writes about the cultural prisms that have shaped her: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the American scammer as millennial hero; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the mandate that everything, including our bodies, should always be getting more efficient and beautiful until we die.
0525510540 (ISBN13: 9780525510543)
10 months ago
Must-read book of essays exploring the intersection of the internet, late capitalism, feminism, and pop culture. Thought-provoking yet funny, I was talking about these essays for days.
2 weeks ago