Trick Mirror



Trick Mirror Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves around the self In each essay, Jia writes about the cultural prisms that have shaped her the rise of the nightmare social internet the American scammer as millennial hero the literary heroine s journey from brave to blank to bitter the mandate that everything, including our bodies, should always be gettingefficient and beautiful until we die. New Read [ Trick Mirror ] By [ Jia Tolentino ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 303 pages
  • Trick Mirror
  • Jia Tolentino
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 0525510540

14 thoughts on “Trick Mirror

  1. Melanie says:

    I d read Jia Tolentino s grocery lists if she let me.

  2. Michael says:

    Lucid and enlightening, the essays of Jia Tolentino s debut collection Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion consider what it means for Millennial women to navigate a culture of spectacle, scam, and oppression In sharp prose across nine essays Tolentino takes on everything from the troubling rise of athleisure to America s obsession with reality television, difficult women, and weddings sketching brilliant fragments of cultural history for the digital age, the author demystifies perplexin Lucid and enlightening, the essays of Jia Tolentino s debut collection Trick Mirror Reflections on Self Delusion consider what it means for Millennial women to navigate a culture of spectacle, scam, and oppression In sharp prose across nine essays Tolentino takes on everything from the troubling rise of athleisure to America s obsession with reality television, difficult wome...

  3. Oriana says:

    Recently my rad friend B and I got into it about Roxanne Gay s Bad Feminist, which I loudly do not like B argued that it was wrong of me to judge it so harshly because I was not taking into account the deep biases I bring to my own reading I remain unrepentant because those essays are extremely bad, but I do acknowledge that I am only a combination of my life s influences I grew up solidly middle class, I am a cis het woman and a Jew of European heritage, I went to a good liberal arts college Recently my rad friend B and I got into it about Roxanne Gay s Bad Feminist, which I loudly do not like B argued that it was wrong of me to judge it so harshly because I was not taking into account the deep biases I bring to my own reading I remain unrepentant because those essays are extremely bad, but I do acknowledge that I am only a combination of my life s influences I grew up solidly middle class, I am a cis het woman and a Jew of European heritage, I went to a good liberal arts college, and white American intellectual values are the waters in which I have always steeped So perhaps when I say something utterly subjective like those essays are extremely bad, I do only mean that they re bad to me, and if I were a queer black woman like B, raised and taught and influenced in different ways, all my opinions would be completely different Be that as it may, I still am me, I still have the same brain and biases, and I will tell you this Jia Tolentino is exactly ...

  4. Thomas says:

    4.5 starsI have to start this review by sharing that when I finished the last essay of Trick Mirror, I Thee Dread, I literally started clapping and whisper screaming oh my god, Jia really did that and ugh, queen of delivering a fatal blow to the capitalist patriarchal wedding industrial complex, we stan a self aware icon Mind you, this fanboying took place while I sat alone on my couch in my apartment, where I m typing this review right now I Thee Dread serves both as an essay about ho 4.5 starsI have to start this review by sharing that when I finished the last essay of Trick Mirror, I Thee Dread, I literally started clapping and whisper screaming oh my god, Jia really did that and ugh, queen of delivering a fatal blow to the capitalist patriarchal wedding industrial complex, we stan a self aware icon Mind you, this fanboying took place while I sat alone on my couch in my apartment, where I m typing this review right now I Thee Dread serves both as an essay about how Jia Tolentino has never wanted to get married and an analysis of weddingsbroadly, their history and social function This piece encapsulates what Tolentino accomplishes when she reaches her peak in this collection, a powerful examination of her own psyche and how i...

  5. Blair says:

    I don t know if I m going to have the time to write about this in the depth I would like, so I will just say that I finished Trick Mirror feeling I d probably read any article Jia Tolentino writes about any topic, and I d definitely read her memoirs The personal stories woven through these essays bring the book to vibrant life The autobiographical essays tend to be the strongest, particularly Reality TV Me , in which Tolentino revisits her experience of competing on a TV show at the age of 16 I don t know if I m going to have the time to write about this in the depth I would like, so I will just say that I finished Trick Mirror feeling I d probably read any article Jia Tolentino writes about any topic, and I d definitely read her memoirs The personal stories woven through these essays bring the book to vibrant life The autobiographical essays tend to be the strongest, particularly Reality TV Me , in which Tolentino revisits her experience of competing on a TV show at the age of 16 this essay could easily pass as a brilliant short story We Come from Old Virginia , in which she reckons with the controversial history of her alma mater, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and Ecstasy , about religion and drugs, in which she writes hypnotically about the woozy hip hop subgenre of chopped and screwed Chopped and screwed...

  6. Kelly says:

    I really loved this I ve been reading Jia Tolentino s stuff ever since she started at Jezebel we re roughly the same age and she got assigned stuff I was guaranteed to click on, so I ve read a fair amount Some of her NYer pieces were even better, after she was freed from needing to write in Internet witty speak all the time and could show other tricks and styles she had up her sleeve And I d say those two voices and experiences are about equally on display here, to mostly utterly fantastic e I really loved this I ve been reading Jia Tolentino s stuff ever since she started at Jezebel we re roughly the same age and she got assigned stuff I was guaranteed to click on, so I ve read a fair amount Some of her NYer pieces were even better, after she was freed from needing to write in Internet witty speak all the time and could show other tricks and styles she had up her sleeve And I d say those two voices and experiences are about equally on display here, to mostly utterly fantastic effect.Seriously though, some of this was straight up brilliant The I in Internet and Always Be Optimizing, should be read in college classes and debated on tv by public intellectuals, if this country had such a thing Optimizing in particular hit me where I lived and I read it several times over There s a great excerpt of it in The Guardian from a few weeks ago that you should all check out I thought Story of a Generation in Seven Sca...

  7. Sarah says:

    It took me a while to get used to Jia Tolentino s style of writing the essays jump around a bit at times and get a little stream of consciousness y but there are some real gems in this collection For me she s...

  8. Perry says:

    RTC An essay collection that s Fresh, Brilliant, Cerebrally Stimulating and Boundary Expanding for this Gen X male, to be sure The New Yorker has to be proud to have Jia Tolento as its millennial cultural critic...

  9. Conor says:

    If the attendees of my gay book club and various members of grouptexts are any indication, the Jia hype is for real She has become something of a tribune for the millennial generation funny and razor sharp, introspective and curious, she writes in a way that very often feels inspired I followed Jia as she developed through stints at the Awl, the Hairpin, Jezebel, and finally the New Yorker, where she seems to have finally encountered an audience commensurate to her talents and the importance If the attendees of my gay book club and various members of grouptexts are any indication, the Jia hype is for real She has become something of a tribune for the millennial generation funny and razor sharp, introspective and curious, she writes in a way that very often feels inspired I followed Jia as she developed through stints at the Awl, the Hairpin, Jezebel, and finally the New Yorker, where she seems to have finally encountered an audience commensurate to her talents and the importance of the issues she grapples with Rea...

  10. Claire Reads Books says:

    Fantastic The nine essays in this razor sharp collection circle around the notions of identity and the self that have become all important and inescapable in the Internet era With remarkable clarity and her formidable intellect, Tolentino highlights the distortions and self delusions that have festered on digital platforms and begun to spread into our analog lives and she considers the intellectual rewiring that might be necessary to free us from our overinflated selves Highly recommended Fantastic The nine essays in this razor sharp collection circle around the notions of identity and the self that have become all important and inescapable in the Internet era With remarkable clarity and her formidable intellect, Tolentino highlights the distortions and self delusions that have festered on digital platforms and begun to spread into our analog lives and she considers the intellectual rewiring that might be necessary to free us from our overinflated selves Hig...

  11. Ash says:

    I ve been waiting for this book She s written so many great, important things, but my favorite is still this review of Rude for The Hairpin.

  12. Lou says:

    Trick Mirror is both a timely and relevant book featuring essays withheart, soul, power and FIRE in their words than any other work of nonfiction I have enjoyed in 2019 Talented New Yorker Tolentino shows promise in terms of following in the incredibly successful footsteps of writers such as Zadie Smith whose own glorious collections of long form pieces stoked my imaginatory fire at the time The pieces are full of breadth and depth that makes them not only a pleasure to read but intensel Trick Mirror is both a timely and relevant book featuring essays withheart, soul, power and FIRE in their words than any other work of nonfiction I have enjoyed in 2019 Talented New Yorker Tolentino shows promise in terms of following in the incredibly successful footsteps of writers such as Zadie Smith whose own glorious collections of long form pieces stoked my imaginatory fire at the time The pieces are full of breadth and depth that makes them not only a pleasure to read but intensely thought provoking and inspiring too In this time of great an...

  13. Alice says:

    I had to take breaks between these essays They are so sharp and juicy and confronting, and needed time to absorb This is the kind of book that makes you want to avoid reading anything else for a while, so that its ideas can keep ping ponging around your brain undiluted Between the waves of dread and horror at what the world andspecifically, my own generation has become, this book has also given me a thread of hope and clarity as to how I might change my habits, expectations, and value I had to take breaks between these essays They are so sharp and juicy and confronting, and needed time to absorb This is the kind of book that makes you want to avoid reading anything else for a while, so that its ideas can keep ping ponging around your brain undiluted Between the waves of dread and horror at what the world andspecifically, my own generation has become, this book has also given me a thread of hope and clarity as to how I might change my habits, expectations, and values for the better, ...

  14. Barry Pierce says:

    Read my review on my blog

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