Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)

featured book: New Books - Women / Feminism, Recommended books for Yuletide 2017!,

This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Feminism & Women, Politics & Philosophy,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order (if it's not in stock here in the shop).

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... And Why

by Sady Doyle
£12.99   paperback  Melville House Publishing (2017)

Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... And Why by Sady Doyle She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck.
 
She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself.
 
From Mary Wollstonecraft — who, for decades after her death, was more famous for her illegitimate child and suicide attempts than for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman — to Charlotte Brontë, Billie Holiday, Sylvia Plath, and even Hillary Clinton, Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck dissects a centuries-old phenomenon and asks what it means now, in a time when we have unprecedented access to celebrities and civilians alike, and when women are pushing harder than ever against the boundaries of what it means to “behave.”
 
Where did these women come from? What are their crimes? And what does it mean for the rest of us? For an age when any form of self-expression can be the one that ends you, Sady Doyle’s book is as fierce and intelligent as it is funny and compassionate — an essential, timely, feminist anatomy of the female trainwreck.

ISBN 13: 9781612196480 | ISBN 10: 1612196489

For mail-order we charge postage at actual cost, at current Royal Mail rates by parcel weight and size