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Thick

And Other Essays
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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Recommended by the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Book Riot, BuzzFeed, Bust, LitHub, The Millions, HelloGiggles, and UrbanDaddy 

“The author you need to read now.” (Chicago Tribune

“To say this collection is transgressive, provocative, and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth.” (Roxane Gay, author of Hunger and Bad Feminist

Smart, humorous, and strikingly original essays by one of “America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time.” (Rebecca Traister) 

In these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom - award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed - embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society. 

Ideas and identity fuse effortlessly in this vibrant collection that on bookshelves is just as at home alongside Rebecca Solnit and bell hooks as it is beside Jeff Chang and Janet Mock. It also fills an important void on those very shelves: a modern black American feminist voice waxing poetic on self and society, serving up a healthy portion of clever prose and southern aphorisms as she covers everything from Saturday Night Live, LinkedIn, and BBQ Becky to sexual violence, infant mortality, and Trump rallies. Thick speaks fearlessly to a range of topics and is far more genre-bending than a typical compendium of personal essays. 

An intrepid intellectual force hailed by the likes of Trevor Noah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Oprah, Tressie McMillan Cottom is “among America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister). This stunning debut collection - in all its intersectional glory - mines for meaning in places many of us miss, and reveals precisely how the political, the social, and the personal are almost always one and the same.

©2019 Tressie McMillan Cottom (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Giving voice to the voiceless

I loved this book. The author gives voice to the voiceless while finding her own. It's for all the Black women who struggle with being "too much" for everybody while just being a human being.

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  • 05-18-19

Intelligent and Thought provoking

This was a very well written piece. The author's voice is clear and her essays are to the point and tough. I found myself challenged to think of what she was saying. I laughed, I cried and I shook my head multiple times through this book. I will look for more of her work.

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want to see the world better? buy this!!!

I learned a boatload. well worth the price!! this book will make u understand people better.

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Outstanding

There isn’t enough space to comment on what I gained from this book. Honestly, I had never heard of her before. But I’m now a fan. She addresses issues regarding race, gender and economics with an honesty that I enjoy reading. There are a only handful of writers that can cover topics like this. She definitely has the insight. And I’m glad she’s willing to share it.

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  • CMJG10
  • COLUMBIA, Moldova, Republic of
  • 05-03-19

A must read!

Describes, Analyses and Dissects the Black female experience. I felt so seen, heard and challenged! Get it! You'll be glad!

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  • 04-30-19

It was a good book. I learned and verified a few

things. I enjoyed the author. I look forward to reading more of her work. Yes

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riveting

a sociological gold mine! every word was necessary, enlightening and deeply empowering. bravo to the author

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This audible was very insightful and entertaining. I love that the author is the narrator.

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Loved it!

I follow Dr Tressie McMillan Cottom on Twitter. I loved these essays. I wish the book was longer.