The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady


The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things [EPUB] ✷ The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things By Anna Holmes – Thomashillier.co.uk From Jezebel, the popular website for women, comes a must read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much Within months of Jezebel s May appearance on the new media scene, fa of Jezebel: MOBI ☆ From Jezebel, the popular website for women, comes a must read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much Within months of Jezebel s Mayappearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as Jezzies in comment threads The Book Kindle - and organizing reader meet ups in cities all over the world By , the devotion of the self appointed Jezzies reached such a fever pitch that the New York Times ran a feature story about them and parody blogs and copycat websites began popping up right Book of Jezebel: PDF/EPUB ¶ and left With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, The Book of Jezebel is an encyclopedia of everything important to the modern woman Running the gamut from Abzug, Bella and Baby sitters Club, The to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images, this is a must read for the modern woman.

    Free Unlimited eBook to themselves as Jezzies in comment threads The Book Kindle - and organizing reader meet ups in cities all over the world By , the devotion of the self appointed Jezzies reached such a fever pitch that the New York Times ran a feature story about them and parody blogs and copycat websites began popping up right Book of Jezebel: PDF/EPUB ¶ and left With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, The Book of Jezebel is an encyclopedia of everything important to the modern woman Running the gamut from Abzug, Bella and Baby sitters Club, The to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images, this is a must read for the modern woman."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things
  • Anna Holmes
  • English
  • 10 March 2018
  • 1455502804

About the Author: Anna Holmes

of Jezebel: MOBI ☆ Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, InStyle and The New Yorker online She is the founder of the popular website Jezebel and the recipient of a Mirror Award for Best Commentary In The Book Kindle - her Twitter account was named one of the top Twitter feeds by Time Magazine, at which point she became incredibly self conscious and stopped tweeting as much She is the editor of two books, including the Book of Jezebel She lives in New York.



10 thoughts on “The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things

  1. MLE MLE says:

    I received this book as an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.Fun, funny, and informative I found myself really interested in finding outabout the men, and women I had never heard of, and seeing different perspectives on people I thought I knew I liked how unflinching some of the articles on some of the different people were, and they didn t avoid looking at thenegative attitudes, and judgments of many of them Pretty sad how many older feminist leaders seem to I received this book as an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.Fun, funny, and informative I found myself really interested in finding outabout the men, and women I had never heard of, and seeing different perspectives on people I thought I knew I liked how unflinching some of the articles on some of the different people were, and they didn t avoid looking at thenegative attitudes, and judgments of many of them Pretty sad how many older feminist leaders seem to be deeply transphobic I did like the breadth of women and men included They seemed to do a good job including important, and less well known figures from all groups without having anyone feel included just to be included They tried very hard to keep an open mind, but there were places that I felt were a bit disappointing I didn t like some of the dismissive, and almost patronizing attitude they seemed to have towards Pagans and Wiccans They are not all flaky Goddess worshippers or Hippies that really shouldn t be a pejorative term , and it s pretty sad to see a book like this falling for those outdated stereotypes I also didn t like the generalizations of white women Making blanket statements about any race should be unacceptable, and white women are noa homogeneous group than any other race of women I wouldn t make such a statement about another race of women, and it would be nice to receive the same courtesy in return I did like the refusal to fat shame, and the respect shown to women of all sexualities, and gender expressions, and the attention focused on racism except for that one small issue , and classism Overall a well researched, interesting book on a diverse range of people, and ideas Both funny, and thought provoking An enjoyable read that was really an immersive experience Thanks to this book I found some really interesting art, some great music, and expanded my knowledge of the people who have and are shaping our world

  2. Soup Soup says:

    ARC via NetGalley The Book of Jezebel is a perfect example of that always awkward category of pop culture coffee table books that exist primarily to communicate to others that you having an affection for Topic X I originally assumed that this volume would serve as an encyclopedia of key authors from and topics covered on Jezebel.com a pop culture focused women s issue site with a strong feminist bent , however I was very much mistaken Instead it serves as an encyclopedia about anything vaguely ARC via NetGalley The Book of Jezebel is a perfect example of that always awkward category of pop culture coffee table books that exist primarily to communicate to others that you having an affection for Topic X I originally assumed that this volume would serve as an encyclopedia of key authors from and topics covered on Jezebel.com a pop culture focused women s issue site with a strong feminist bent , however I was very much mistaken Instead it serves as an encyclopedia about anything vaguely related to contemporary women s issues culturally, politically, historically, etc with only the occasional image borrowed from the site itself The entries are too pithy to be of use to anyone actually trying to gather information on the topic while the subjects covered are too well trod to be unfamiliar to anyone with even a rudimentary education of contemporary feminist views on mass media and key feminist historical figures Beyond the 20 contributors and those who have a gaping hole to fill on their bookshelf, I m genuinely not sure who will serve as the market for this book Certainly skim it if you see it in the bookstore perhaps YOU are the mystery market I can t quite see , but I suspect most readers will leave in on the shelf until it hits the 4.99 and down discount table at Barnes Noble

  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    This books is loaded up on pictures and has barely any text, not to mention, it reads at a grade three level I thought the teasers the site was featuring for this book were just that and there would bemeat to it, but nope, that s pretty much it I m honestly insulted that Jezebel not only would charge 30 CDN for this, but that they re marketing it to adults.I could maybe see this as a good book for pre teens who want to get their toes wet in the world of feminism and issues pertaini This books is loaded up on pictures and has barely any text, not to mention, it reads at a grade three level I thought the teasers the site was featuring for this book were just that and there would bemeat to it, but nope, that s pretty much it I m honestly insulted that Jezebel not only would charge 30 CDN for this, but that they re marketing it to adults.I could maybe see this as a good book for pre teens who want to get their toes wet in the world of feminism and issues pertaining to women, although tbh, even that s a stretch because the tone is snarky and I think they may feel like they re being judged which is the last thing a 12 year old girl needs lol Also, they coveredon a dead RB singer who died before their time than they did on Abortion a topic which Jezebel simply writes as A safe and legal way to end a pregnancy Uh, K Not exactly useful to someone who wants ain depth understanding into these issues, and since most women know what abortion is, what the frig was the point in adding that It just feels juvenile

  4. Veronica Veronica says:

    This is a truncated version of my full review The Book of Jezebel has been called a feminist text coffee table book that will be on the coffee table of every third wave feminist NPR suggests you choose it over the latest Bridget Jones book I suggest that you should instead send the 27 to your local abortion fund, Planned Parenthood or other fave feminist organization.Basically, We can do better feminism Admittedly, as a critic of Jezebel, I went This is a truncated version of my full review The Book of Jezebel has been called a feminist text coffee table book that will be on the coffee table of every third wave feminist NPR suggests you choose it over the latest Bridget Jones book I suggest that you should instead send the 27 to your local abortion fund, Planned Parenthood or other fave feminist organization.Basically, We can do better feminism Admittedly, as a critic of Jezebel, I went in wanting to not like the book I tried to talk myself into being fair, especially after I saw that Kate Harding was a lead writer on it As a disclaimer, Kate I went to high school together, have hung out a few times since reconnecting at a Shakesville meet up and she s bought Girl Scout cookies from my daughter I also admire her brilliance So the book can t be that bad, right I went right for my personal music moment in the bookTo the L s WHAT No Lilith Fair OK, they covered it under Sarah McLachlan thenWHATTHEFUCK After cryptically posting to my FB page about this egregious error, I was told that an online second edition would be created and this error would be corrected And it has While I won t spend time outlining every person or idea I feel was left out, I will say that I do not think those left out on purpose, but as editor Anna Holmes points out in an interview with the Washington Post, just were not thought of Thus began my journey to read the book in order, cover to cover Come on with me as I Frodo this bookIt starts off strong with a full page photo of Bella Abzug Then I read the first entry on Aaliyah Oh, myI was not a huge fan of Aaliyah, so for me to read it and think, This does not do justice to her legacy, says a lot So let s move on my preciousWe get to a pretty good entry on Abigail Adams Jezebel defines her as the baller behind President John Adams who was the real brains behind the American Revolution p 6 I chuckle Then I hit adoption and I throw the book like Frodo tosses the ring If you re pregnant and cannot raise the child yourself, antichoicers would have you believe this is a relatively easy process and morally superior alternative to abortion, even thought it means enduring forty weeks of pregnancy, labor, and any complications that might arise from those, then handing the baby over to stranger while you re physically exhausted and maximally hormonal p 6 7 Now I ve written about adoption before and the idea that feminists are best suited to look after the birth mother I think everyone should read, The Girls Who Went Away, before saying adoption is the best choice for an unwanted planned pregnancy But this description is offensive and not just in the normal Jezebel offensive manner OK, deep breathlet s keep moving.Overall I did end up pretty meh about the whole book There are some excellent entries A League of Their Own, Buffy Summers, Venus Serena Williams, and Princess Diana , but also some low points such as summing up Deidre McCloskey s awesomeness with this entry As far as we know, the first out trans woman who s also a famous economist p 179 For me, she s important to know because lately she s been calling into question the idea of statistical significance and I think as feminists, we like people who question science in a manner that ensures that good science prevails.I asked a few NoJez folks what they would look up in The Book of Jezebel, and the most requested idea was cis transgender I will say that I think their entries on these terms are fairly good despite the McCloskey entry.But overall, the meh feeling came from a sense that some entries were just super shortchanged That some individuals received well rounded entries and others did not I know not every entry can be perfect, but some glaring omissions did occur.I also feel that the time and energy given to riot grrrl over all other musical genres was short sighted, to say the least of the amazing feminist work in hip hop, country and rap, not to mention the aforementioned Sarah McLachlan and her contemporaries There were also entries that were rightly critical of the person or idea Helen Thomas, Naomi Wolf , but others did not get that same critical eye Gloria Steinem, SlutWalk Overall, The Book of Jezebel is uneven in how it treats lady things, presents some ideas in too snarkastic of a light and overall is just ok It s not a terrible book, but if you are looking for something to give a young woman who might need a nudge towards claiming the feminist label there are plenty of other gift ideas full review at

  5. Jillyn Jillyn says:

    I thought this would be a neat book to flip through, since I am of the female persuasion and love a good illustrated collection However, I wasn t much a fan of this at all I didn t realize that lady things was an all encompassing term for whatever the editors felt like talking or complaining about Not only that, but the information for each seemed mostly useless and often random Some terms were given full, in depth paragraphs and others a sentence It s an encyclopedia, not a dictionary I I thought this would be a neat book to flip through, since I am of the female persuasion and love a good illustrated collection However, I wasn t much a fan of this at all I didn t realize that lady things was an all encompassing term for whatever the editors felt like talking or complaining about Not only that, but the information for each seemed mostly useless and often random Some terms were given full, in depth paragraphs and others a sentence It s an encyclopedia, not a dictionary I expectedmeat on the bones However, the main thing I really disliked about this book was the tone It was overly snarky and downright judgemental at times I don t know who this book is geared towards, but it s definitely not me I can look this stuff up in a few seconds on the internet and receive a whole lotinformation without the eye rolling and the headaches.I can t give this book one star, because there were some entries that were well done and gave good information However, overall, if I saw this on a bookshelf I would keep walking Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for my copy of this book This review can also be found on my blog, Bitches n Prose

  6. Kandace Kandace says:

    SynopsisThe Book of Jezebel An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things, edited by Anna Holmes of Jezebel.com, is a witty, entertaining guide to all things lady adjacent High PointsPraises those early pioneers of the feminist movements and the women who continue to fight for women s rights and champion their issues Witty as all get out Did you know Bea Arthur was a staff sergeant in the Marines Also, Ab Fab Low PointsHypercritical and down right judgmental at times Certain entries made me SynopsisThe Book of Jezebel An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things, edited by Anna Holmes of Jezebel.com, is a witty, entertaining guide to all things lady adjacent High PointsPraises those early pioneers of the feminist movements and the women who continue to fight for women s rights and champion their issues Witty as all get out Did you know Bea Arthur was a staff sergeant in the Marines Also, Ab Fab Low PointsHypercritical and down right judgmental at times Certain entries made me feel guilty for being a wife and mother when I could be fighting the good fight even when it is obvious that is not its intentions I think.You ll love it ifYou can appreciate tongue in cheek analysis of society at large You consider yourself a broad Are a Jezzie moniker for fans of Jezebel.com.You ll hate it ifYou are super conservative and easily offended.Overall Rating3.5 starsSeereviews by The Readist at www.thereadist.com

  7. Jessica Jessica says:

    This just made me sad I miss the Jez of yore Not that I don t think there are some great writers there at the moment, but nothing can erase the profound change that came with the passing of the flag from Anna to Jessica, marked by the infamous French street harassment post of November 2010 I d hoped the book would havedirect discussion of or reprints from the site, but instead it s an encyclopedia of things and people that the editors felt tied into the idea of Jezebel.Listen, if there This just made me sad I miss the Jez of yore Not that I don t think there are some great writers there at the moment, but nothing can erase the profound change that came with the passing of the flag from Anna to Jessica, marked by the infamous French street harassment post of November 2010 I d hoped the book would havedirect discussion of or reprints from the site, but instead it s an encyclopedia of things and people that the editors felt tied into the idea of Jezebel.Listen, if there s not a lost tampon and someone losing their mind over a DivaCup, it s not real Jezebel

  8. Angie Angie says:

    Terrible and boring It s too bad I can t just mark it as DNF and not as read since I didn t bother reading too far in this book The book is so bad I actually added a DNF shelf to my books.

  9. Meg - A Bookish Affair Meg - A Bookish Affair says:

    If you like the Jezebel site, you ll like this book Feminism FTW

  10. Veta Veta says:

    2.5 Nothing extraordinary At times, appeared to be poorly planned, with some entries feeling repeated, with some entries merely linking to other entires where the entry would be poorly written joke or otherwise non existent Some of the humour was pointless or unnecessary Only one entry off the top of my head actively irritated me, which was the one about multiple personality disorder, where it was non jokingly called a condition most likely made up It wasn t a terrible read overall, but 2.5 Nothing extraordinary At times, appeared to be poorly planned, with some entries feeling repeated, with some entries merely linking to other entires where the entry would be poorly written joke or otherwise non existent Some of the humour was pointless or unnecessary Only one entry off the top of my head actively irritated me, which was the one about multiple personality disorder, where it was non jokingly called a condition most likely made up It wasn t a terrible read overall, but it doesn t offerthan incredibly basic entries that may be related to the website s ethos So alright

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