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...

  • Lisa Vegan

    These pieces are exceptionally well written and I had fun reading them. I had a hard time putting down this book, even though these 22 short essays lend themselves to short reading sessions. Most of t...

  • Tzipora

    Easily one of the most important books I’ve ever read. Feminist works are getting me through this wildly difficult time in my personal life and in the world right now and this one especially is and ...

  • 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...

  • Paisley Green

    The concept is great: 22 women from all different walks of life write about anger in concise essays. As the essays will tell you (over and over again), women’s anger is often diminished, ridiculed, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Casey

    I really genuinely enjoyed this book & the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the writing is of somewhat mixed quality. I love, love that this book of essays includes essays written...

  • astrid

    Overall really enjoyed this collection. Huge experience of catharsis, seeing the kind of rage experienced and lived with as a woman reflected in each of these writers. Female rage is a shared experien...