Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays

Smart, humorous, and strikingly original thoughts on race, beauty, money, and more?by one of today's most intrepid public intellectuals Tressie McMillan Cottom, the writer, professor, and acclaimed author of Lower Ed, now brilliantly shifts gears from running regression analyses on college data to unleashing another identity: a purveyor of wit, wisdom?and of course Black Tw Smart, humorous, and strikingly original thoughts on race, beauty, money, and more?by one of today's most intre...

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Thick: And Other Essays Reviews

  • Roxane
    Sep 17, 2018

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

  • Catherine
    Jan 15, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

  • Lyra
    Feb 04, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

  • Ana
    Jan 12, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

  • Thomas
    Jan 28, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

  • Lindsey
    Jan 31, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

    I was a Goodreads Giveaway winner for this book. While I did enjoy reading 3 of the 8 essays, the majority of this book just was not for me. I like to go outside my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to reading, which is why I opted to enter the giveaway. This isn't something I would...

    This book of essays was great! I got it as a goodreads giveaway, happily, and I know that I will have to read this collection again?likely also teach with them. I was surprised she?s a sociologist and that the work is rich with sociological theory; I didn?t expect this, but since...

    Finished: 15.02.2019 Genre: personal essays Rating: A++++++++ Conclusion: Carefully observed... Prose that moves like a cheetah... Wise illuminating thoughts... Excellent book by Tressie McMillian Cottom ...that everyone should read! pg 103: "To know our whites is to surviv...

    I have been working my way slowly through this essay collection. I knew it would be rough. So much necessary information in it. I?m glad I read it. Will definitely need to re-read to make sure I got it all. ...

    This book actually needed more of my time, but it was due back at the library with other people waiting so... Though it's highly readable it is also very sophisticated and definitely made me feel my own deficits! I will probably come back to this one to make sure I understood everythin...

    What a brilliant book. ...

  • Shannon
    Jan 04, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

  • Sarah
    Jan 04, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

  • Princess
    Jan 24, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    Jan 28, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Jan 04, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

  • Deidre
    Feb 04, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

    I was a Goodreads Giveaway winner for this book. While I did enjoy reading 3 of the 8 essays, the majority of this book just was not for me. I like to go outside my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to reading, which is why I opted to enter the giveaway. This isn't something I would...

    This book of essays was great! I got it as a goodreads giveaway, happily, and I know that I will have to read this collection again?likely also teach with them. I was surprised she?s a sociologist and that the work is rich with sociological theory; I didn?t expect this, but since...

    Finished: 15.02.2019 Genre: personal essays Rating: A++++++++ Conclusion: Carefully observed... Prose that moves like a cheetah... Wise illuminating thoughts... Excellent book by Tressie McMillian Cottom ...that everyone should read! pg 103: "To know our whites is to surviv...

    I have been working my way slowly through this essay collection. I knew it would be rough. So much necessary information in it. I?m glad I read it. Will definitely need to re-read to make sure I got it all. ...

    This book actually needed more of my time, but it was due back at the library with other people waiting so... Though it's highly readable it is also very sophisticated and definitely made me feel my own deficits! I will probably come back to this one to make sure I understood everythin...

  • Allison
    Dec 02, 2018

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

  • Deera
    Jan 27, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

    I was a Goodreads Giveaway winner for this book. While I did enjoy reading 3 of the 8 essays, the majority of this book just was not for me. I like to go outside my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to reading, which is why I opted to enter the giveaway. This isn't something I would...

    This book of essays was great! I got it as a goodreads giveaway, happily, and I know that I will have to read this collection again?likely also teach with them. I was surprised she?s a sociologist and that the work is rich with sociological theory; I didn?t expect this, but since...

    Finished: 15.02.2019 Genre: personal essays Rating: A++++++++ Conclusion: Carefully observed... Prose that moves like a cheetah... Wise illuminating thoughts... Excellent book by Tressie McMillian Cottom ...that everyone should read! pg 103: "To know our whites is to surviv...

    I have been working my way slowly through this essay collection. I knew it would be rough. So much necessary information in it. I?m glad I read it. Will definitely need to re-read to make sure I got it all. ...

  • Janelle
    Feb 01, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

    I was a Goodreads Giveaway winner for this book. While I did enjoy reading 3 of the 8 essays, the majority of this book just was not for me. I like to go outside my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to reading, which is why I opted to enter the giveaway. This isn't something I would...

  • Krystal
    Nov 04, 2018

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

  • chantel nouseforaname
    Jan 27, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

  • Stacie C
    Dec 12, 2018

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

  • Susie Dumond
    Jan 14, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

  • Camryn
    Jan 23, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

  • Rita
    Dec 14, 2018

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

  • Deanna
    Jan 23, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

  • Hannah
    Jan 26, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

  • Shyiesha
    Feb 06, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

  • Laura Gadzik
    Jan 07, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

  • Anna (never_withouta_book)
    Dec 15, 2018

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

  • Monica L Edwards
    Jan 26, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

    I was a Goodreads Giveaway winner for this book. While I did enjoy reading 3 of the 8 essays, the majority of this book just was not for me. I like to go outside my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to reading, which is why I opted to enter the giveaway. This isn't something I would...

    This book of essays was great! I got it as a goodreads giveaway, happily, and I know that I will have to read this collection again?likely also teach with them. I was surprised she?s a sociologist and that the work is rich with sociological theory; I didn?t expect this, but since...

  • Nancy
    Feb 15, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...

    I?m a former student of Dr. Cottom, and she is unsurprisingly just as striking and powerful of an author as she is a professor. Some of the essays (?Dying to be Competent,? ?Black Girlhood Interrupted?) I really had to sit with ? they took me some time to properly process d...

    New release! Out today! Thank you to New Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This is such a great essay collection to start off the new year. I'm a longtime fan of Tressie McMillan Cottom's work, particularly on higher education, and this collection does...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from the publisher, via NetGalley. All views are my own. I have a thing for memoirs and essay collections written by black women. And while this was metaphorically one of the thickest (or most dense) memoirs I've read, I adored...

    So good! I don't know where to begin. It made me think and question what I thought I already knew. For instance, the author talks about how black bodies are not valued in society (this is something I already knew) and what black people do to maneuver this unfortunate reality. What we d...

    I'm a graduate student at the university where Tressie McMillan Cottom teaches and I'm forever sad that I couldn't squeeze in a class with her. This book is a treasure. It's written in an amazing voice that captures the depth and pain of her experiences with honesty and an incredible a...

    This short essay collection gives you a lot to chew on. Dr. McMillan Cottom approaches familiar topics from an incredibly unique and astute perspective. I love the way she sets up each topic and argument. Silly think pieces, Miley Cyrus, and dismissive doctors become so much more under...

    I LOVED THIS. Tressie is my new favorite. ...

    This is so good, so expertly crafted, the thinking so clear and deep, with so many layers of insight and implication, that I?m not sure I fully understood all of it in a first read. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of Cottom?s collection, her brain is like a heat seek...

    I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own. The first thing I can say about this is that partway through reading I went online and purchased a hard copy of this book for my shelf. This is a collection of essays tha...

    I cannot overstate how much it means to encounter such a smart, recognizable voice. At the core of each of these essays is a familiar insight (familiar to me as a black, highly-educated immigrant woman who has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years), but with the added benefit of rigorous...

    I was a Goodreads Giveaway winner for this book. While I did enjoy reading 3 of the 8 essays, the majority of this book just was not for me. I like to go outside my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to reading, which is why I opted to enter the giveaway. This isn't something I would...

    This book of essays was great! I got it as a goodreads giveaway, happily, and I know that I will have to read this collection again?likely also teach with them. I was surprised she?s a sociologist and that the work is rich with sociological theory; I didn?t expect this, but since...

    Finished: 15.02.2019 Genre: personal essays Rating: A++++++++ Conclusion: Carefully observed... Prose that moves like a cheetah... Wise illuminating thoughts... Excellent book by Tressie McMillian Cottom ...that everyone should read! pg 103: "To know our whites is to surviv...

  • Mara
    Jan 07, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

  • Melissa
    Feb 04, 2019

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s essay collection Thick: And Other Essays, is thick in every sense of the word. This book is thick with wit and depth and intelligence as McMillan Cottom tackles black womanhood, contextualizing whiteness, beauty in a capitalist society, class mobility and mu...

    Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty standards and whiteness, ethnic differ...

    DNF at 26% I tried repeatedly to get into this book, but its just not my usual kind of book, although a good one, not for me. I have a sleep disorder that knocks me right out if I don't find something gripping, and even on some that I do, so I have to save my reading time for books tha...

    My primary interest in requesting and reading this book was that I felt it might improve my understanding of the black female experience in the U.S., as I am always on the look for the type of works that combine personal narrative and scholarly insight, where the writer will always try...

    Thick is a non-fiction book that straddles the line between academic writing and memoir - something I personally really happen to enjoy. Here McMillan Cottom writes on a variety of topics, often with anecdotal evidence centered into her more academic musings. This book both suffers ...

    Thick. If that isn?t an apt title for this collection than I don?t know what is, because this is a thick book. Not thick in the amount of pages, but absolutely full of relevant and necessary information. It isn?t curing cancer or solving climate change. But it is giving a voic...

    This is one you will want to read. Highly recommended you do. ...

    ?No one can speak to a singular black experience, not even me. Especially not me. Rejecting that belief does not free me, but it goes a long way toward being authentic.? This essay collection was electric, engaging, and incredibly compelling! The balance of anecdotes and persona...

    Yooooooo Tressie! Tressie! Tressie! SIS!!! SISSSSS! This whole book rocked my entire world and like just got all up in my feelings and my mind and honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. There's so much important stuff here. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister-in-law; beca...

    THICK is going to be one of the first best essay collections of 2019. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an academic, sociology and prominent writer. I learned a lot from these essays, ranging from her experience as a Black woman academic, personal essays, opinion writing & gatekeepers...

    This collection of essays is quite simply unadulterated brilliance, but I have come to expect no less from Tressie McMillan Cottom! While reading these, I managed to both laugh and cry as this Black woman academic delved into experiences that bore similarities to my own as a woman of c...

    "In The Name of Beauty" is the second essay in Tressie McMillan Cottom's book Thick, and it is a tour de force. The piece lays bare the white supremacist roots of the very idea of beauty and who can qualify as beautiful, and strips away the artifice from a thousand bloggers who would i...

    I really love the content of this personal essay collection, and would definitely recommend it as a book to check for those who love ELOQUENT RAGE by Brittney Cooper or THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING by Morgan Jenkins. That said, something about the authorial voice didn't quite turn all the w...

    Tressie McMillan Cottom?s writing is addictive. She pulls you in with her wit, candor, and intelligence. Her insights on whiteness, beauty, and black feminism are brilliant. This is a must read for all. ...