If you are a Millenial and you haven’t picked this up yet, go do it now. Pro tip: take time reading these and really let each essay sit with you for a while. ⠀
This essay collection is a master class in how to write about things ranging from the internet, cultural zeitgeist, drugs, and feminism. Talentino takes several topics, researches them tirelessly, and then finally looks through the information with a magnifying glass begging the reader to take a closer look. A lot of these essays made me uncomfortable because I also looked in the mirror and saw myself in so many of these pages. For better or for worse, we all have something to learn here.
This is a fantastic essay collection and one I can see being taught in colleges across the country. Some of my favorites were “The I in Internet,” “Always Be Optimizing,” “The Story of a Generation in Seven Scams,” and “We Come From Old Virginia.” Shout out to my cousin for lending me her copy! ⠀. . .#trickmirror #jiatalentino #bookstagram #booklover #bookstagrammer #essaycollection #booknerd #bookaddict #bookreview #supportwomanwriters #filipinawriter #readersofinstagram #readmorebooks