Trick Mirror

About the Author: Jia Tolentino

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Trick Mirror book, this is one of the most wanted Jia Tolentino author readers around the world.


✓ Best Download Trick Mirror  ePUB Author Jia Tolentino – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 303 pages
  • Trick Mirror
  • Jia Tolentino
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 0525510540

Trick Mirror 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 hard 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 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 gettingefficient and beautiful until we die. New Read Books Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

15 thoughts on “Trick Mirror

  1. Melanie says:

    I d read Jia Tolentino s grocery lists if she let me.

  2. Oriana says:

    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 I am only a combination of my life s influences I grew up solidly middle class, I am a cis het woman and a Jew of European heritage, I went to a good liberal arts college 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 I am only a combination of my life s influences I grew up solidly middle class, I am a cis het woman and a Jew of European heritage, I went to a good liberal arts college, and traditional white American intellectual values are the waters in which I have always steeped So, perhaps when I say something utterly subjective like those essays are extremely bad, I do only mean that they re bad to me, and if I were a que...

  3. Sarah says:

    It took me a while to get used to Jia Tolentino s style of writing the essays jump around a bit at times and get a little stream of consciousness y but there are some real gems in this collection For me she s at her best when talking about ...

  4. Blair says:

    I don t know if I m going to have the time to write about this in the depth I would like, so I will just say that I finished Trick Mirror feeling I d probably read any article Jia Tolentino writes about any topic, and I d definitely read her memoirs The personal stories woven through these essays bring the book to vibrant life The autobiographical essays tend to be the strongest, particularly Reality TV Me , in which Tolentino revisits her experience of competing on a TV show at the age of 16 I don t know if I m going to have the time to write about this in the depth I would like, so I will just say that I finished Trick Mirror feeling I d probably read any article Jia Tolentino writes about any topic, and I d definitely read her memoirs The personal stories woven through these essays bring the book to vibrant life The autobiographical essays tend to be the strongest, particularly Reality TV Me , in which Tolentino revisits her experience of competing on a TV show at the age of 16 this essay could easily pass as a brilliant short story We Come from Old Virginia , in which she reckons with the controversial history of her alma mater, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and Ecstasy , about religion and drugs, in which she writes hypnotically abou...

  5. Claire Reads Books says:

    Fantastic The nine essays in this razor sharp collection circle around the notions of identity and the self that have become all important and inescapable in the Internet era With remarkable clarity and her formidable intellect, Tolentino highlights the distortions and self delusions that have festered on digital platforms and begun to spread into our analog lives and she considers the intellectual rewiring that might be necessary to free us from our overinflated selves Highly recommended Fantastic The nine essays in this razor sharp collection circle around the notions of identity and the self that have become all important and inescapable in the Internet era With remarkable clarity and her formidable intellect, Tolentino highlights the distortions and self delusions that have festered on digital platforms and begun to spread into our analog lives and she considers the intellectual rewiring that might be necessary to free us from our overinflated selves Highly recommended full review ...

  6. Ash says:

    I ve been waiting for this book She s written so many great, important things, but my favorite is still this review of Rude for The Hairpin.

  7. Alice says:

    I had to take breaks between these essays They are so sharp and juicy and confronting, and needed time to absorb This is the kind of book that makes you want to avoid reading anything else for a while, so that its ideas can keep ping ponging around your brain undiluted Between the waves of dread and horror at what the world andspecifically, my own generation has become, this book has also given me a thread of hope and clarity as to how I might change my habits, expectations, and value I had to take breaks between these essays They are so sharp and juicy and confronting, and needed time to absorb This is the kind of book that makes you want to avoid reading anything else for a while, so that its ideas can keep ping ponging around your brain undiluted Between the waves of dread and horror at what the world andspecifically, my own generation has ...

  8. Mara says:

    3.5 stars I am bumping this up a half star for the moments of charm and personal stylistic flair that shine through from time to time in this collection In general, this is a perfectly enjoyable essay collection for those interested in topics surrounding pop culture, media, and gender, and I would recommend this to anyone with those interests I m not sure that this totally comes together as a collection, however, which keeps this from feeling like a stand out work That said, if you ve read 3.5 stars I am bumping this up a half star for the moments of charm and personal stylistic flair that shine through from time to time in this collection In general, this is a perfectly enjoyable essay collection for those interested in topics surrounding pop culture, media, and gender, and I would recommend this to anyone with those interests I m not sure that this totally comes together as a collection, however, which keeps this from feeling like a stand out work That said, if y...

  9. Bailey says:

    Jia Tolentino has been the realest deal for a while and this book cements it She s like Cheryl Strayed s intensely empathetic understanding of humanity meets what it means to be a millennial remember, we are aged 25 38 now , ...

  10. Perry says:

    RTC An essay collection that s Fresh, Brilliant, Cerebrally Stimulating and Boundary Expanding for this Gen X male, to be sure The New Yorker has to be proud to have Jia Tolento as its millennial cultural cr...

  11. Jaclyn (sixminutesforme) says:

    This was an engaging collection of essays, sharp and entertaining and I found the time flew while reading them I appreciate a collection that can traverse topics like Soul Cycle and wedding culture, but that can also hold my interest when talking about agency in narratives, politics,...

  12. David Wineberg says:

    Jia Tolentino s Trick Mirror is particularly difficult to review It failed me, but I know with total certainty that it will be praised as precious in many quarters So I have to appreciate it for what it is, and not what it didn t do for me It will appeal to a large and specific audience, and that needs to be recognized in any review of it I learned this from Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, who, to my young amazement, gave an Arnold Schwarzenegger film their thumbs up, knowing that it had no plo Jia Tolentino s Trick Mirror is particularly difficult to review It failed me, but I know with total certainty that it will be praised as precious in many quarters So I have to appreciate it for what it is, and not what it didn t do for me It will appeal to a large and specific audience, and that needs to be recognized in any review of it I learned this from Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, who, to my young amazement, gave an Arnold Schwarzenegger film their thumbs up, knowing that it had no plot, terrible writing, poor acting and no redeeming values But they recognized it would be a blockbus...

  13. Never Without a Book™ says:

    Jia Tolentino is a bad ass I have nothing negative to say about this collection I LOVED IT I highly recommend.

  14. Morgan Schulman says:

    I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review An intellectual stream of consciousness meander through every facet of popular culture, some twistsinteresting than others, but all insightful and rewarding.

  15. Elizabeth Willis says:

    Stunningly good.