Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

A rich, nuanced exploration of women's anger from a diverse group of writers

Women are angry, and from the #MeToo movement to the record number of women running for political office, they're finally expressing it. But all rage isn't created equal. Who gets to be angry? (If there's now space for cis white women's anger, what about black women? Trans women?) How do women express their anger? And what will they do with it-individually and collectively?

In Burn It Down, a diverse group of women authors explore their rage-from the personal to the systemic, the unacknowledged to the public. One woman describes her rage at her own body when she becomes ill with no explanation. Another writes of the anger she inherits from her father. One Pakistani American writes, "To openly express my anger would be too American," and explains why. Broad-ranging and cathartic, Burn It Down is essential reading for any woman who has burned with rage but questioned if she is entitled to express it.

Title:Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781580058933
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    Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger Reviews

  • Sahitya

    When I first found out about this book, it was almost a visceral reaction that I HAD to read it. And I was very happy when I got the ARC. Anger is something that I was proud of not feeling in my young...

  • Mel

    Simply an incredible collection made up of diverse voices and strong, relatable stories which both enraged and placated me in so far as I was contented to feel a little less alone in my own daily ange...

  • Leah

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a preview ARC for an honest review.This collection of essays was amazing. It spoke to me on so many levels, and from the first essay on I found myself say...

  • Kate

    For more of my book content check out instagram.com/bookalong •Essential Reading! I was intrigued by this collection the moment I heard about it. And it did not dissapoint! In these 22 introspective...

  • Cathy

    Anyone who reads this collection of essays on women's anger is bound to find at least one that resonates with them.Women are not permitted their anger. It makes them unattractive. It makes them bitchy...

  • Samantha

    Burn It Down is an apologetic collection of essays from women who learned to release their anger despite everything they have been taught about keeping it in. They share their voices of rage and anger...

  • Katie Bruell

    This was really great, with lots to think about. Some of the essays were 5s for me (esp Evette Dionne's and Melissa Febos's). All of the essays were important and contained something that needed to be...

  • Deirdre Sugiuchi

    Fabulous essay collection edited by the great Lilly Dancyger. Highly recommended!...

  • Dora Okeyo

    Women Writing about Anger is the book I needed but didn't know I did, not when you are told "stop whining" and "why are you so anti-men?" Or "that's very unlady-like of you," and more so today- there ...

  • Claire Foster

    BURN IT DOWN is a collection of lethal, lyrical essays that explore experiences of female anger. More than once, I found myself hissing in recognition or sympathy with the authors. The collection incl...