Trainwreck: We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why
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She's everywhere once you start looking for her- the trainwreck.a
She's Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, ocrack is whack,o and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself.a
From Mary Wollstonecraft-who, for decades after her death, was more famous for her illegitimate child and suicide attempts than foraA Vindication of the Rights of Woman-to Charlotte BrontU, Billie Holiday, Sylvia Plath, and even Hillary Clinton, Sady Doyle'saTrainwreckadissects a centuries-old phenomenon and asks what it means now, in a time when we have unprecedented access to celebrities and civilians alike, and when women are pushing harder than ever against the boundaries of what it means to obehave.o
Where did these women come from? What are their crimes? And what does it mean for the rest of us? For an age when any form of self-expression can be the one that ends you, Sady Doyle's book is as fierce and intelligent as it is funny and compassionate-an essential, timely, feminist anatomy of the female trainwreck.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: August 2017
Number of pages: 288
Width: 140 mm
Height: 210 mm
Depth: not specified
Publisher: Melville House Publishing