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. Free Download Trick Mirror [ by ] Jia Tolentino [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – mauritiusholidayvillas.co.ukTrick Mirror

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Trick Mirror
  • Jia Tolentino
  • English
  • 05 September 2017
  • 0525510540

15 thoughts on “Trick Mirror

  1. says:

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

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 social media, gender, women and media, but I f...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 wi...

  7. 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 become, this book has also given me a thread of hope...

  8. 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 , and the connect...

  9. 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 blockbuster film that satisfied millions of fans, who would quote it endlessly for months There was no point judging it by any other standards So while what I say next can be construed as criticism, let me plant the firm notion that it is not criticism It is description.The book is a collection of nine new essays They...

  10. 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.

  11. says:

    Stunningly good.

  12. says:

    OUT AUGUST 6TH I was given an advance review copy from Random House in exchange for an honest review Tolentino s debut essay collection is a masterful examination of Millennial existence She seamlessly blends facts with historical context, anecdote, and humor to help clear the seemingly permanent haze that has settled over many of us Through smart examinations of social media, the Great Recession, the student loan crisis,and Facebook, reality TV, mainstream capitalistic feminism, anOUT AUGUST 6TH I was given an advance review copy from Random House in exchange for an honest review Tolentino s debut essay collection is a masterful examination of Millennial existence She seamlessly blends facts with historical context, anecdote, and humor to help clear the seemingly permanent haze that has settled over many of us Through smart examinations of social media, the Great Recession, the student loan crisis,and Facebook, reality TV, mainstream capitalistic feminism, and other hallmarks of a Millennial upbringing, she shows us a potential answer to the why questions many of us ask ourselves late at night with friends after a couple drinks We see ourselves in a very distorted light, and much of the time we are completely unaware of that fact We are constantly overstimulated, paranoid, exhausted, and being manipulated out of our time and money It s so bad that a lot of us feel powerless to stop it Tolentino, through this essay collection, works to see past t...

  13. says:

    In her debut essay collection, Tolentino begins by thinking about why she s written this collection in the first place She writes that she was confused after the 2016 election and that through writing, she finds herself less confused But then, she doubles back on herself, wondering if the effort to create a coherent narrative is a way to falsely reassure herself that she has a grip on a world where crises compound unceasingly and we don t have the mental capacity to take in apocalypses on all In her debut essay collection, Tolentino begins by thinking about why she s written this collection in the first place She writes that she was confused after the 2016 election and that through writing, she finds herself less confused But then, she doubles back on herself, wondering if the effort to create a coherent narrative is a way to falsely reassure herself that she has a grip on a world wher...

  14. says:

    I really enjoyed maybe the wrong word because this timeline is very dark this collection of essays, Tolentino is a great and engaging writer, and the work grappled with timely topics and framed them in a thoughtful and interesting way As with all essay collections, some were stronger then others the one about UVA was particularly a standout for me I thought the sequencing of the essays was also a little weird, the ending essay about how she doesn t want to get married seemed like a weird pl I really enjoyed maybe the wrong word because this timeline is very dark this collection of essays, Tolentino is a great and engaging writer, and the work grappled with timely topics and framed them in a thoughtful and interesting way As with all essay collections, some were stronger then others the one about UVA was particularly a standout for me I thoug...

  15. says:

    I m a Jia Tolentino fangirl, so I expected to like these essays They are even better than I hoped so smart and thought provoking If you want to check it out, she published one of them in the New Yorker recently Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston Thanks to netgalley and the publisher...

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