(Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino


  • Hardcover
  • 303
  • Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion
  • Jia Tolentino
  • English
  • 02 June 2020
  • 9780525510543

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characters Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion 107 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 har. This is an outstanding rigorously researched and written collection of cultural criticism I really admired the depth of thought here I felt like each essay was a master class on how to write cultural criticism I was definitely taking notes Some of the essays ran too long and could use some tightening but that is a subjective opinion I was particularly interested in the essay about the UVA rape case and the one about uncritical feminism and how it can flatten discourse in really troubling ways This is well worth a read I read it slowly so I could really think through each piece It is a rare book that encourages me to do that

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characters Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion 107 D 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. 45 starsI have to start this review by sharing that when I finished the last essay of Trick Mirror I Thee Dread I literally started clapping and whisper screaming oh my god Jia really did that and ugh ueen of delivering a fatal blow to the capitalist patriarchal wedding industrial complex we stan a self aware icon Mind you this fanboying took place while I sat alone on my couch in my apartment where I m typing this review right now I Thee Dread serves both as an essay about how Jia Tolentino has never wanted to get married and an analysis of weddings broadly their history and social function This piece encapsulates what Tolentino accomplishes when she reaches her peak in this collection a powerful examination of her own psyche and how it runs parallel to the forces of history and popular culture Here s a uote from I Thee Dread that I love And still I wonder how much harder it would be to get straight women to accept the reality of marriage if they were not first presented with the fantasy of a wedding I wonder if women today would so readily accept the uneual diminishment of their independence without their sense of self importance being overinflated first It feels like a trick a trick that has worked and is still working that the bride remains the image of womanhood at its most broadly celebrated and that planning a wedding is the only period in a woman s life where she is universally and unconditionally encouraged to conduct everything on her terms Tolentino applies this sharp insight to a gamut of fascinating topics throughout Trick Mirror including how we construct ourselves on the internet the constant pressure we face to optimize every aspect of our lives rape culture in relation to her alma mater the University of Virginia the American scammer as millennial hero and Several reviewers have used the word millennial to describe this collection and I feel like that fits These essays all feel timely fresh and almost funny in a I m feeling distressed about the crushing rise of student debt so here s a meme that I ll post on Twitter about the collapse of the climate thanks to global capitalism kinda way What I admire most about this collection is Tolentino s voice Her writing voice is confident distinct and captivating yet consistently aware of its own potential shortcomings I also appreciated her incisive feminist takes that pushed the envelope on mainstream liberal ideologies such as by explicitly naming whiteness and how characters of Asian ethnicity are pushed into the background as well as how having women adopt the role of the male oppressor eg serving as prison guards instead of abolishing prisons altogether may not truly further justice I did feel at times that some of these essays felt like they drifted away out of her control like they would go on these stream of consciousness explorations whereas I wanted a bit focus around a central point or argument At the same time I applaud Tolentino for an impressive essay collection which I hope many people will read She includes reflections on self delusion in the title which I think fits very well Once you gain an awareness of the delusions you tell yourself you move one step closer to freeing yourself and living your life on your own termsI also want to end this review with one uote from the I Thee Dread essay because I loved it so much as ya ll can probably tell Here it is The conventional vision of a women s life in which the wedding plays a starring role seems to be offering an unspoken tradeoff Here our culture says is an event that will center you absolutely that will crystallize your image when you were young and gorgeous admired and beloved with the whole world rolling out in front of you like an endless meadow like a plush red carpet sparklers lighting up your irises and petals drifting through your lavish elegant hair In exchange from that point forward in the eyes of the state and everyone around you your needs will slowly cease to exist This is of course not the case for everyone but for plenty of women becoming a bride still means being flattered into submission being prepared through a rush of attention and a series of gender segregated rituals the bridal shower the bachelorette party and later the baby shower for a future in which your identity will be systematically framed as secondary to the identity of your husband and kids

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characters Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion 107 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 efficient and beautiful until we die. Lucid and enlightening the essays of Jia Tolentino s debut collection Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion consider what it means for Millennial women to navigate a culture of spectacle scam and oppression In sharp prose across nine essays Tolentino takes on everything from the troubling rise of athleisure to America s obsession with reality television difficult women and weddings Sketching brilliant fragments of cultural criticism for the digital age the author demystifies perplexing trends and passionately critiues a society overtaken by rampant racism and misogyny


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    (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino Jia Tolentino Ø 7 characters This is an outstanding rigorously researched and written collection of cultural criticism I really admired the depth of thought here I felt like each essay was a master class on how to write cultural criticism I was definitely taking notes Some of the essays ran too long and could use some tightening but that is a subjective opinion I was particularly interested in the essay about the UVA rape case and the one about uncritical fem

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    (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino I'd read Jia Tolentino's grocery lists if she let me

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    (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino I feel awful terrible giving such a low review because i was so so so excited for this to the point where I refused to read any press so I could have a pure unmediated experience but only like 3 of the essays in here were

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    (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino 45 starsI have to start this review by sharing that when I finished the last essay of Trick Mirror “I Thee Dread” I literally started clap

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    Jia Tolentino Ø 7 characters review Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Jia Tolentino (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino I really enjoyed this actually even though any collection of essaysstories tends to be uneven I probably also enjoyed it since it sa

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    (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino Here is who I recommend this book for Anyone who has been in a coma for the last ten to fifteen years; a person who just discovered the internet or perhaps only recently learned how to read; someone over the age of 70 or under the age of 10 who has a suddenly discovered interest in small and generally feminist happenings

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    (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino Lucid and enlightening the essays of Jia Tolentino’s debut collection Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion consider what it means for Millennial women to navigate a culture of spectacle scam and oppression In sharp prose across nine ess

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    Read Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino Jia Tolentino Ø 7 characters Recently my rad friend B and I got into it about Roxanne Gay's Bad Feminist which I loudly do not like B argued that it was wrong of me to judge it so harshly because I was not taking into account the deep biases I bring to my own reading I remain unrepentant because those essays are extremely bad but I do acknowledge that

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    Read Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino A bit of a mixed bag Highlights The first essay The I in Internet is excellent Always Be Optimizing had some great ideas but a bit circular and seemed to be holding something back The personal experience essays Reality TV Me and Ecstacy were diverting enough I enjoyed them DownsidesSome of the essays cover some really well worn ground at t

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    Read Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion (Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion) [PDF READ] î Jia Tolentino review Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Jia Tolentino Audiobook narrated by the author Jia TolentinoI really enjoyed listening to Jia read her book 9 essays She’s bluntly insightful about the times we are living in without being preachy I admire the way Jia formulates her thoughts—brilliantl

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