BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler (372 pgs/read 300ish) 2006
Just what it says- a collection of articles from the feminist magazine. Every one intriguing. This book got me into trouble. I’d start it just before bed, planning to read an article or two. Suddenly it would be 2:00 in the morning, and I’d force myself to put it down. Every article is compelling and well-written, and it’s a fun book to flip around in. The topics range from the political intelligence t-shifts with abortion right slogans to horror films as a metaphor for menses. On the strength of the book my sister got a subscription to the mag, so I’ll be getting a quarterly dose.