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    • Bad Feminist

    • Essays
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,221

    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman ( Sweet Valley High) of color ( The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years ( Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "I am a mess of contradictions" - RG

    • By Cynthia on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Hunger

    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918

    In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined", Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brutal and raw and honest

    • By S. Yates on 07-17-17
    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Difficult Women

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 193

    The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid good writing, but not a great collection

    • By Anna H on 07-31-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Not That Bad

    • Dispatches from Rape Culture
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay, Brandon Taylor, Emma Smith-Stevens, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 160

    In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and best-selling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are "routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied" for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Phoenix Glass-Destruge on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Ayiti

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    From New York Times best-selling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short collection

    • By steph on 10-01-18
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Who Gets to Be Angry?

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    "Who Gets to Be Angry?" is from the June 11, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • An Untamed State

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 429

    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father’s Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, But Disturbing.

    • By Kat on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering" is from the July 6, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • From Harvey Weinstein to Brett Kavanaugh in One Exhausting Year

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Women bared their souls. Yet somehow men are casting themselves as victims.

    "From Harvey Weinstein to Brett Kavanaugh in One Exhausting Year" is from the October 05, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • ‘Roseanne’ Is Gone, but the Culture That Gave Her a Show Isn’t

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roseanne Barr was free to speak her mind, but she was not free from the consequences.

    "‘Roseanne’ Is Gone, but the Culture That Gave Her a Show Isn’t" is from the May 30, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Dear Men: It’s You, Too

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Statistics about the scope of sexual violence are always chilling, but even such accountings do little to capture the true breadth and scope of harassment and assault women face. In feminist discourse we talk about rape culture, but the people we most need to reach — the men who are the cause of the problem and the women who feel moved to excuse them — are often resistant to the idea that rape culture even exists.

    "Dear Men: It’s You, Too" is from the November 03, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Bad Feminist

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eloquent introspection and acute observations

    • By Monty on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Many fiction writers have tried, to varying degrees of success, to reimagine slavery or create alternate histories where the Civil War never happened or never ended, or the Confederacy won.

    "I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction" is from the July 24, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Difficult Women

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Hunger

    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere.... I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.'

    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $20.65

    • An Untamed State

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti's richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father's Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Ayiti

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    From New York Times-best-selling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Not That Bad

    • Dispatches from Rape Culture
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, Lyz Lenz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times best-selling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays read by all 30 contributors, including Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy and Lyz Lenz, tackles rape, assault and harassment head-on. 

    Regular price: $30.54