Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In the year 2018, it seems as if women?s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women?s M From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exp...

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Title:Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
Author:Rebecca Traister
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  • Bill  Kerwin
    Oct 11, 2018
    It is rare, but occasionally, just the right book, written by just the right person, will be published at just the right time. Ta-Nehisi Coates? Between the World and Me (2015), released near the height of BlackLivesMatter, is a good example of a ?just right? book; Rebecca Trai...
  • Nadine Jones
    Oct 03, 2018
    The election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States in 2016 may have felt like a stinging, agonizing shock to many of us who lived through it. But in the context of American history, it should have been wholly unsurprising. In the wake of a challe...
  • Kelly
    Nov 09, 2018
    A spot-on approach to why women are so angry in today's western culture. Traister is great at being intersectional and delineating white women's experiences and alignment with a patriarchal system that can benefit them vs. the anger women of color feel both at the patriarchy and at whi...
  • Vanessa (splitreads)
    Oct 15, 2018
    3.5. There is a lot here that is fascinating: the history of women's anger through angles such as cursing, crying, and humor/snark; insightful looks at women I knew of but not about (Maxine Waters, Pat Schroeder, Barbara Boxer); and the last 50 pages that look to the current activist m...
  • Laura L
    Oct 04, 2018
    This is a vital book. The timing, of course, couldn't be better for a book that pulls together history and culture and current events and psychology into a exploration of anger as a force for change. I devoured this book, I had purchased a copy of the audiobook and within and hour of ...
  • Mehrsa
    Oct 11, 2018
    This is the exact book I needed to read at this exact moment (right after the Kavanaugh hearings). I would have read it anyway because I had pre-ordered it as soon as it became available, but I couldn?t get my hands on it fast enough. And it did hit the spot. Not fully?I do have so...
  • Elizabeth
    Oct 11, 2018
    I can't recommend this enough. Just read it. Read it today and then let your anger power your forward to demand equality and justice. To overthrow the patriarchy and make our country better. ...
  • Heather
    Oct 09, 2018
    An extremely concise and comprehensive look at the #metoo movement and the reawakening of feminist anger and the revolutionary period we are in. I especially like her responses to those who counter that the movement is too radical and irrational. Very optimistic ending(obviously would ...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Nov 03, 2018
    Good and Mad was illuminating, even for someone (like me) who considers herself reasonably well-read on feminist issues. Inspired, obviously, by women's anger in the aftermath of Trump's election, the book delves into other times when women's anger has resulted in massive change (aboli...
  • Bryan Craig
    Nov 05, 2018
    In this great book, Traister talks about how rage is vital to the women's movement. Rage is channeled to social justice and she moves away from the stigma that rage has in public life. Specifically, she knows that there is a double standard that men can express anger and it is accepted...
  • Steve
    Oct 07, 2018
    Powerful, important, mind-opening stuff, that's well worth reading. (I'm not holding my breath, but) I hope the book sells like hotcakes and becomes a popular manifesto for "woke" women activists, candidates, advocates, volunteers, and leaders ... and girls ... and parents and teach...
  • Ngiste
    Oct 27, 2018
    This was incredibly cathartic and restoring to listen to. The overarching discussion of women?s anger in American history and America today put my own experience into the broader context. This book gave words and validation that shows how anger is what drives political change. Two re...
  • Kari
    Aug 17, 2018
    I tore through this. I loved it - kept reading things to my husband that resonated (and that I knew he would recognize in me) and I cried a lot. There were so many recent things that I hoped would be included (like Nanette!) and then they were and I was delighted every time. I felt so ...
  • Sarah
    Dec 04, 2018
    Well this was brilliant. Will try to get some thoughts up at the weekend! ...
  • Lisa
    Oct 21, 2018
    Traister has written a timely, powerful, and amazing book that should be mandatory reading. It gave me lots of food for thought and an understanding of how I am in the world. ...
  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Oct 13, 2018
    Let me tell you how I started reading Good and Mad from Rebecca Traister. I was watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I was also on Twitter, because I wanted to experience this momentous hearing with other people, even though I was on my recl...
  • Madelon
    Sep 22, 2018
    The title of this book, GOOD AND MAD, drew my attention like a moth to a flame. Yes, my name is Madelon, and I answer happily to Maddy, but more often than not I hear "Hey, Mad." I have embraced the moniker as a statement of who I am and not necessarily my emotional state. And, I have ...
  • Holly
    Oct 13, 2018
    Rebecca Traister has done it. She's written a book that had me nearly sobbing with frustration as she methodically dredged up every injustice that has knocked the wind out of me over the past two years - no, the past forty years - , that had me worrying that she would leave me splutter...
  • Tara Brabazon
    Oct 19, 2018
    This is it. This is the one. If you think that the injustices, the groping, the abuse, the disrespect, the marginalization, the slander and the daily inconveniences of inequality were and are an individual problem, then you need to read this book. Women - angry women - read this boo...
  • Corrie
    Aug 26, 2018
    I devoured this. Traister has done it again. (If you haven't read All the Single Ladies, you need to go read it right now.) A mixture of personal narrative, history, journalism and feminist critique, pick this up if you've found yourself angry at some point over the past two years, t...
  • Melissa
    Sep 06, 2018
    From Seneca Falls to The Woman?s March to today, the only thing that has changed society is people who are ?Good and Mad? and not going to take it anymore. This book could not be more timely and on point. Rebecca Traister has again managed to tap directly into the current moment ...
  • Emily
    Sep 20, 2018
    Absolutely incredible. A comprehensive history of the moment, of the movement- with biting one-liners that will get you thinking and leave you angry. But in the very best way. ...
  • E.B.
    Oct 04, 2018
    FUCK. YES. ...
  • Paul
    Nov 14, 2018
    An eminently timely exploration of female anger throughout history and in the present moment, post-2016. Traister is simply the best writer covering the feminism beat in the United States today; she has a gift for clear, lucid writing that nevertheless conveys passion and, when needed,...
  • Dominique
    Oct 15, 2018
    Fan-fucking-tastic. Started off a little repetitive, but once Traister acknowledged Senator McConnell's "performative dickishness" it really hit its stride. If you need permission to be pissed off, pick up this book. If you're already pissed off, pick up this book. ...
  • Eilonwy
    Nov 08, 2018
    Recommended: A) For people who understand exactly why women are angry and B) For people who just can't understand why women are angry. ...
  • Robyn Hammontree
    Oct 08, 2018
    I finished this book on my lunch break, and I don't think I've ever needed a book more in my life. I read a lot of books, y'all. I would give this one 10 out of 5 stars if I could. It is spectacular. It is liberating. It is validating. It is important. It is among those very few books ...
  • Michael
    Nov 14, 2018
    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A meditation on the history of women?s rage in America, Good and Mad charts the rise of the #MeToo movement following the election of an openly racist and sexist candidate in 2016. Rebecca Traister b...
  • Nerdette Podcast
    Oct 28, 2018
    TRAISTER IS THE BEST, AND YES I AM YELLING ABOUT IT ...
  • Mara
    Sep 26, 2018
    This was a spirited defense of women's anger -- secondarily as something emotionally healthy (which is seems to be the usual focus for this type of book), but primarily as a CONSTRUCTIVE political force in American life. Traister persuasively argues that attempts at quelling or suppres...