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The Resource Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why, Sady Doyle

Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why, Sady Doyle

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Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why
Title
Trainwreck
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the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why
Statement of responsibility
Sady Doyle
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Language
eng
Summary
She's everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck. She's Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself. From Mary Wollstonecraft-who, for decades after her death, was more famous for her illegitimate child and suicide attempts than for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman-to Charlotte Brontë, Billie Holiday, Sylvia Plath, and even Hillary Clinton, Sady Doyle's Trainwreck dissects a centuries-old phenomenon and asks what it means now, in a time when we have unprecedented access to celebrities and civilians alike, and when women are pushing harder than ever against the boundaries of what it means to “behave.” Where did these women come from? What are their crimes? And what does it mean for the rest of us? For an age when any form of self-expression can be the one that ends you, Sady Doyle's book is as fierce and intelligent as it is funny and compassionate-an essential, timely, feminist anatomy of the female trainwreck
Summary
A historical look at the "trainwreck," famous women who are best known for their transgressions, including Sylvia Plath, Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday, and Harriet Jacobs
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Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10529026
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.40973
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.W65
LC item number
D69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why
Label
Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why, Sady Doyle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20813170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9781612195636
Lccn
2016015117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn942838445
  • (OCoLC)942838445
Label
Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear... and why, Sady Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20813170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9781612195636
Lccn
2016015117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn942838445
  • (OCoLC)942838445

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