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...
  • Kristen
    Dec 31, 2018
    What a way to finish 2018. A timely and timeless book. Well researched and well-written. I cried for the last 20 pages. Thank you, Rebecca Traister. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Ericka Clouther
    Dec 07, 2018
    10 million stars. I'm recommending this to everyone. Despite the large number of books I've been reading about feminism, this one is still transformative. Has the slow trickle of oppression been why I've been just sloshing around in a vague depressed state for the last decade? I think ...
  • Thomas
    Jan 14, 2019
    An excellent book about the power of women's anger and its potential to improve the political sphere. Rebecca Traister writes about how women's anger has been characterized as hysterical, too destructive, and outright unhelpful. She unearths the sexism underlying these characterization...
  • 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! ...
  • 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 ...
  • Monica
    Dec 28, 2018
    Great book! A Rebecca Traister fangirl here! More to follow... 4+ Stars Listened to audiobook. ...
  • 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 ...
  • E.B.
    Oct 04, 2018
    FUCK. YES. ...
  • 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...
  • Britta Böhler
    Feb 05, 2019
    The right book at the right time. Informative and instructive for everybody interested in the current political situation in the US. 4.5* ...
  • Nerdette Podcast
    Oct 28, 2018
    TRAISTER IS THE BEST, AND YES I AM YELLING ABOUT IT ...
  • Laura Noggle
    Jan 05, 2019
    Sufficiently angry(-ier) after reading this book. ESSENTIAL reading for 2019. Guaranteed to rile you up and ignite a spark of rebellion in your soul. If you're not ready to storm the castle and take down with the patriarchy after reading this book, you're probably a man. To b...
  • Hayley Stenger
    Jan 23, 2019
    Frustrating, but important book. I love how it discusses the structure of society and the role women are supposed to take in society. It made me reflect on so much of what has been said to me in my life and how I reacted to it and how I should react moving forward. Also, I randomly fou...
  • 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...