This week, my friend A.N. is reading a non-fiction book. She spoke to me from the flawless comfort of a teal Caribbean beach while I had the flu.
Reader: A.N., Female, 24, lives in NYC
Citizenship/nationality: Serbian American
Book: Trainwreck by Sady Doyle
Photo sent from: United States Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Why did you pick this book; What is it about? It was chosen by my book club and I am working my way through it. It is an absolutely fantastic feminist text that exams why we love to hate female celebrities (e.g. Hillary Rodham Clinton).
Editor’s note: In light of a US presidential campaign where gender has appeared to be a bigger deterrent than lack of qualifications and outright bigotry, Trainwreck is a much-needed addition to the literary landscape. The book opens up a discussion around our collective failures to hold men and women in the public eye or leadership roles to the same standard. Trainwreck was published by Melville House on 20 September 2016 in the US and 7 October in the UK. It has overwhelmingly positive reviews (4.5*) on GoodReads. Get it from your local bookshop!