• The Excellence of Malka Older’s …and Other Disasters

    The Excellence of Malka Older’s …and Other Disasters0

    …and Other Disasters Malka Older Mason Jar Press November 21, 2019 Malka Older’s newest book, …and Other Disasters, is excellent. Maxwell Neely-Cohen describes it as “a book of beautiful fragments,” and while that feels pretty accurate, I read the whole thing in one sitting and felt very satisfied by it. It was like eating an

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  • Previously on Comics: White Feminist Tears on a Bookshelf Near You

    Previously on Comics: White Feminist Tears on a Bookshelf Near You0

    Though our book news column isn’t running anymore, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the book industry mess that occurred last week when YA author Sarah Dessen had her feelings hurt by Brooke Nelson, a graduate student who felt, as quoted in the Aberdeen News, that Dessen’s books were “fine for teen girls” but did not

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  • Friending as an Adult is Hard, So Read This Manual

    Friending as an Adult is Hard, So Read This Manual0

    Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships Gina Handley Schmitt Microcosm Publishing November 12, 2019 1 in 4 people have no intimate friendships in their lives, even if they do have hundreds of Facebook friends. This consistent loneliness can be deadly—leading to a 26% increase in early death, more than deaths caused by smoking or air

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