Reviews : Nonfiction

'You’re Not Edith' by Allison Gruber

If the autobiographical essays in You’re Not Edith are any indication, Allison Gruber has a surprisingly functional (not to mention intimate) relationship with all things strange and eccentric. … read more

'There Goes the Gayborhood?' by Amin Ghaziani

Proper punctuation is critical to understanding an author’s main point. While exclamatory sentences and hyperbole can often sell more books or bring about more attention to one’s topic, the use of a properly placed question mark can serve as a gentle reminder to readers that although an argument may seem straightforward, its intricate details create… read more

'Bad Feminist: Essays' by Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist feels in some ways like a book of the summer. The essays are academic—author Roxane Gay has a Ph.D. and is a tenured professor—but the topics range from Tyler Perry films to the Sweet Valley High books for young adults. The title appears on the cover in a glossy shade of pink that’s… read more