9th Ave: Laurie Penny

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.



Laurie Penny discusses her new essay collection, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults.


Praise for Bitch Doctrine


“Laurie Penny is the tits. Witty and brazen, a force for both decency and revolution, she's a swashbuckling rhetorician, a daring reporter and an all-around fabulous broad. Bitch Doctrine provides an invaluable case for truth-telling in an age of chaos and lies.” –  Emily Nussbaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker film critic


“Laurie Penny has focused the unflinching gaze of the writer onto the reality of crisis.” –  Paul Mason, author of POSTCAPITALISM


“If you've followed Penny's work, you'll know that the thing that sets her apart from other enraged columnists is her empathy. She understands exactly what her opponents are thinking, and why, precisely, they are full of shit. This is a delight of a book. Penny's essays are righteous ones.” –  Cory Doctorow, author of LITTLE BROTHER


About Bitch Doctrine


Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important and vibrant political voices of our time. Bitch Doctrine takes an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age, from the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right to online harassment and the transgender rights movement.


Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to confront injustice, and she's writing at the raw edge of a revolution-hungry zeitgeist, a time when it has never been more vital to actively question and fiercely dispute all forms of complacency, including social norms. This darkly comic, often biting yet empathic, revelatory collection will inform, challenge, and engage, and give readers hope and tools for change





Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632867537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 1st, 2017

Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620406892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - September 16th, 2014

Shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize 2014

Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet.

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