Confessions of a Public Speaker

Confessions of a Public Speaker
Author: Scott Berkun
Release: 2009-10-20
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781449388706
Language: en
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In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen -- Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes. With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade. Highlights include: Berkun's hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong The inside scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why The worst -- and funniest -- disaster stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you can use) Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.

Confessions of a Public Speaker

Confessions of a Public Speaker
Author: Scott Berkun
Release: 2009-10-20
Editor: O'Reilly Media
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781449389031
Language: en
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In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen -- Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes. With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade. Highlights include: Berkun's hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong The inside scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why The worst -- and funniest -- disaster stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you can use) Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.

Speak Like Churchill Stand Like Lincoln

Speak Like Churchill  Stand Like Lincoln
Author: James C. Humes
Release: 2009-02-19
Editor: Crown
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307559913
Language: en
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Turn any presentation into a landmark occasion “I love this book. I’ve followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now.”—Chris Matthews, Hardball Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history’s greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes—who wrote speeches for five American presidents—shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

The Elements of Great Public Speaking

The Elements of Great Public Speaking
Author: J. Lyman Macinnis
Release: 2016-02-17
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780399578748
Language: en
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Great speakers aren't just born; they prepare and they practice. THE ELEMENTS OF GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKING takes the fear out of taking the podium, distilling essential techniques and tricks for just about any speaking occasion. Experienced businesspeople, nervous students, best men, and eulogists alike can benefit from the author's simple, direct, and tested advice on everything from body language and word choice to responding to the audience and overcoming stage fright. Because there's no such thing as a boring topic—just boring speakers—ELEMENTS shows how to look, sound, and act like someone worth listening to.Reviews“The go-to guide for anyone about to stand up and say something. . . A practical guide to thumb through before every speech, whether it's your first or 500th.” —USA Today

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen
Author: Garr Reynolds
Release: 2009-04-15
Editor: Pearson Education
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780321601896
Language: en
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FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

The Media Training Bible

The Media Training Bible
Author: Brad Phillips
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Speakgood Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0988322005
Language: en
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Delivering an effective media interview today is more challenging than ever before. Today's media spokesperson must compete with shrinking audience attention spans, cope with social media overload, and confront sensationalized reporting. Given those challenges, how can you create positive messages that cut through the noise and motivate your audiences? How can you respond to difficult questions in a confident manner that increases your credibility? And how can you navigate your company through a media crisis so it becomes a mere blip instead of a reputation-destroying disaster? Brad Phillips, one of the world's top media trainers, will lead you through an engaging mix of 101 two-page lessons, three dozen real-life case studies, and several hands-on exercises. He will teach you how to become an effective media spokesperson, eliminate your fear, build your brand, and enhance your reputation. You will learn how to: -Master the ground rules for working with reporters -Create memorable media messages -Support your message with media-friendly stories, statistics, and sound bites -Deliver a winning interview -Answer tough questions -Adjust your approach for print, radio, television, and social media -Use positive body language that reinforces your message -Dress for television -Prepare for and manage a media crisis One of the most comprehensive and well-organized books ever published on the topic, The Media Training Bible will prepare you for today's media culture, in which a tweet can become newsworthy and a news interview can become tweet-worthy.

Do You Talk Funny

Do You Talk Funny
Author: David Nihill
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781942952282
Language: en
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Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change. In what doesn't sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave. In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. And he did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians. Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.) Whether you are preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis, raising money from investors, or simply want to take on something you're afraid of, this book will take you from sweaty to stage-ready. You'll learn how to: - Craft a story and content that your audience will want to listen to - Find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster - Deal with stage fright - Master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery Ten percent of the author's proceeds from this book will go to Arash Bayatmakou via Help Hope Live until he is fully back on his feet and thereafter to one of the many facing the same challenges after suffering a severe spinal cord injury.

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
Author: Dale Carnegie,SBP Editors
Release: 2019-01-02
Editor: Samaira Book Publishers
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9789387550186
Language: en
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Public Speaking is an important skill which anyone can acquire and develop. The book consists of basic principles of effective speaking, technique of effective speaking, and the three aspects of every speech and effective methods of delivering a talk. All this relates to business, social and personal satisfaction which depend heavily upon our ability to communicate clearly to others. A must read book for effective speaking.

The Myths of Innovation

The Myths of Innovation
Author: Scott Berkun
Release: 2010-08-13
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781449399610
Language: en
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In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world. You'll have fun while you learn: Where ideas come from The true history of history Why most people don't like ideas How great managers make ideas thrive The importance of problem finding The simple plan (new for paperback) Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon.com, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas. "Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of Art of The Start "Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things "Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code; cofounder of Salon.com "Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum "Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of The Ten Faces of Innovation

Fearless Public Speaking

Fearless Public Speaking
Author: Patrick King
Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: PublishDrive
Pages: 172
ISBN: PKEY:6610000220564
Language: en
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Does public speaking paralyze you and tie your stomach into knots? Want to get a standing ovation every time? What goes into a dazzling opening and closing? Does the prospect of facing embarrassing judgment make your palms sweat? Or do you want to learn how to absolutely own the stage and become a magnetic speaker? Public speaking and presenting is one of the most common phobias -- and it’s completely understandable. When else in our lives are we so open and vulnerable? But it’s a necessary evil in all aspects of our lives, whether professionally and personally. From making a presentation in the boardroom to being more confident with the opposite sex, your speaking skills will take you to the next level and get what exactly what you want in your life. Fearless Public Speaking is the rare book that will (1) help you destroy your anxiety so you can confidently take any stage, and (2) once you’re up there, be unforgettable and captivating as a speaker. The tenets in this book come from studying the experiences of the best presenters in the world, from CEOs, standup comics, to actors, and more. Jason Bax, noted actor, speaker, and entrepreneur, lends his thoughts in a guest chapter. And me? I'm a social skills and charisma coach, speaker, and semi-professional musician who thrives in front of the crowd... but I wasn't always like this - I know your struggles and I can help you from point A to point B! How will you learn to captivate audiences? •Why knowing where your audience gets their news is key to your memorability. •How to construct a bulletproof opening and closing. •How to make sure you reach any audience emotionally. •Overcoming stage fright and jitters with mental rehearsal techniques. As well as... •What rehearsed spontaneity is and how it makes your audience connect. •Stage presence techniques of the masters of performance like Freddie Mercury. •How standup comics own the stage and win over hostile crowds. •What a memory palace is and how it will help you memorize your speech. Put the audience in the palm of your hand, starting now! •Feel confident and empowered in taking the stage anywhere, anytime. •Speak your way to better jobs and relationships with each mini-presentation. •Build a reputation as an effective and engaging speaker. •Learn to overcome judgment and build self-confidence. •Own the room, audience, and applause.

Making Things Happen

Making Things Happen
Author: Scott Berkun
Release: 2008-05
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780596517717
Language: en
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Offers a collection of essays on philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. This book explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. It does not cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy.

The Motivation Hoax

The Motivation Hoax
Author: James Adonis
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Nero
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781743820131
Language: en
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Everywhere you look – on posters, in offices, on social media – there’s a motivational quote to greet you. Dreams can come true! Happiness is a journey! Think positive! You can do anything! But how many of these are accurate? How many are wise? And which of them are based on evidence you can actually trust? The answer is depressing: not many at all. The Motivation Hoax exposes and unravels the nonsense that permeates the inspiration industry, and in its place offers a suite of tools and insights that are reliable, credible and, most importantly, tested. Who will benefit from this book? The Motivation Hoax is for you if: You’re a leader who abhors clichés and vacuous platitudes. You’re an employee who desires a realistic guide to workplace success. You find yourself rolling your eyes when you see or hear yet another nauseating motivational quote. You value science over rhetoric, no matter how eloquently worded. A reality check like no other, The Motivation Hoax is among the most refreshing, liberating and surprisingly affirming books you’ll read this year. Dr James Adonis is one of Australia’s best-known leadership educators. His nationally syndicated Fairfax columns reach over 100,000 readers every month. Over the past decade, James has worked with hundreds of organisations – including McDonald’s, American Express, Coca-Cola, Qantas, Optus, Ernst & Young, Gucci, Toyota and many government departments – to help them lead change and improve performance.

Speak Up with Confidence

Speak Up with Confidence
Author: Jack Valenti
Release: 2009-06-15
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781401394639
Language: en
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Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speak Up with Confidence is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to write and deliver a speech that people will listen to and remember.

The 5 Essential People Skills

The 5 Essential People Skills
Author: Dale Carnegie Training
Release: 2010-02-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781847379559
Language: en
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Have you ever walked away from a conversation full of doubts and insecurities? Do you feel as if you've lost a little ground after every staff meeting? Most people are either too passive or too aggressive in their business lives, and they end up never getting the support, recognition, or respect that they desire. The business leaders and trainers from Dale Carnegie Training® have discovered that applying appropriate assertiveness to all interactions is the most effective approach to creating a successful career. The 5 Essential People Skillsshows how to be a positively assertive, prosperous and inspired professional. Readers learn to: •Relate to the seven major personality types •Live up to their fullest potential while achieving personal success •Create a cutting-edge business environment that delivers innovation and results •Use Carnegie's powerhouse Five-Part template for articulate communications that grow business •Resolve any conflict or misunderstanding by applying a handful of proven principles Once readers know and can employ these powerful skills, they will be well on their way to a new level of professional and personal achievement.

The Year Without Pants

The Year Without Pants
Author: Scott Berkun
Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781118728956
Language: en
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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods? To find out, former Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, leading a team of young programmers developing new ideas. The Year Without Pants shares the secrets of WordPress.com's phenomenal success from the inside. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. Offers a fast-paced and entertaining insider's account of how an amazing, powerful organization achieves impressive results Includes vital lessons about work culture and managing creativity Written by author and popular blogger Scott Berkun (scottberkun.com) The Year Without Pants shares what every organization can learn from the world-changing ideas for the future of work at the heart of Automattic's success.

Business Chemistry

Business Chemistry
Author: Kim Christfort,Suzanne Vickberg
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781119501565
Language: en
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A guide to putting cognitive diversity to work Ever wonder what it is that makes two people click or clash? Or why some groups excel while others fumble? Or how you, as a leader, can make or break team potential? Business Chemistry holds the answers. Based on extensive research and analytics, plus years of proven success in the field, the Business Chemistry framework provides a simple yet powerful way to identify meaningful differences between people’s working styles. Who seeks possibilities and who seeks stability? Who values challenge and who values connection? Business Chemistry will help you grasp where others are coming from, appreciate the value they bring, and determine what they need in order to excel. It offers practical ways to be more effective as an individual and as a leader. Imagine you had a more in-depth understanding of yourself and why you thrive in some work environments and flounder in others. Suppose you had a clearer view on what to do about it so that you could always perform at your best. Imagine you had more insight into what makes people tick and what ticks them off, how some interactions unlock potential while others shut people down. Suppose you could gain people’s trust, influence them, motivate them, and get the very most out of your work relationships. Imagine you knew how to create a work environment where all types of people excel, even if they have conflicting perspectives, preferences and needs. Suppose you could activate the potential benefits of diversity on your teams and in your organizations, improving collaboration to achieve the group’s collective potential. Business Chemistry offers all of this--you don’t have to leave it up to chance, and you shouldn’t. Let this book guide you in creating great chemistry!

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking
Author: Dale Carnegie,SBP Editors
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Samaira Book Publishers
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9789387550278
Language: en
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The Art of Public Speaking is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art—Dale Carnegie. Featured within this classic manual are hundreds of tips and tricks on how to become an efficient and effective public speaker. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's reaction to them. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for everyone.

Building Micro Frontends

Building Micro Frontends
Author: Luca Mezzalira
Release: 2021-11-17
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492082965
Language: en
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What's the answer to today's increasingly complex web applications? Micro-frontends. Inspired by the microservices model, this approach lets you break interfaces into separate features managed by different teams of developers. With this practical guide, Luca Mezzalira shows software architects, tech leads, and software developers how to build and deliver artifacts atomically rather than use a big bang deployment. You'll learn how micro-frontends enable your team to choose any library or framework. This gives your organization technical flexibility and allows you to hire and retain a broad spectrum of talent. Micro-frontends also support distributed or colocated teams more efficiently. Pick up this book and learn how to get started with this technological breakthrough right away. Explore available frontend development architectures Learn how microservice principles apply to frontend development Understand the four pillars for creating a successful micro-frontend architecture Examine the benefits and pitfalls of existing micro-frontend architectures Learn principles and best practices for creating successful automation strategies Discover patterns for integrating micro-frontend architectures using microservices or a monolith API layer

Consciousness

Consciousness
Author: Christof Koch
Release: 2012-03-09
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780262301039
Language: en
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In which a scientist searches for an empirical explanation for phenomenal experience, spurred by his instinctual belief that life is meaningful. What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain? How can anything physical give rise to nonphysical, subjective, conscious states? Christof Koch has devoted much of his career to bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the physics of the brain and phenomenal experience. This engaging book—part scientific overview, part memoir, part futurist speculation—describes Koch's search for an empirical explanation for consciousness. Koch recounts not only the birth of the modern science of consciousness but also the subterranean motivation for his quest—his instinctual (if "romantic") belief that life is meaningful. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a "fringy" subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life's work—to uncover the roots of consciousness.

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist
Author: Roxane Gay
Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062282729
Language: en
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“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.” — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be? A New York Times Bestseller Best Book of the Year: NPR • Boston Globe • Newsweek • Time Out New York • Oprah.com • Miami Herald • Book Riot • Buzz Feed • Globe and Mail (Toronto) • The Root • Shelf Awareness A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched cultural observers of her generation In these funny and insightful essays, Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.