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10 thoughts on “Without a Net

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this collection of short essays about working class women from a wide variety of backgrounds as they struggle through poverty, inadequate health care, humiliation, inferior housing, poor working conditions, unemployment, dead end jobs Their stories were raw, personal, sometimes depress...


  2. says:

    i had big hopes for this book, but i thought it was kind of a letdown i mean, the female experience of growing up working class dude, that s me i was so hoping to see my experiences reflected through brilliant prose although in some ways, i saw my own experience reflected in some of these essays, i thought the construction of the book was a little weak i m sure you will be shocked to hear, in light of my high esteem for michelle tea cough , that i thought the editing was problemati i had big hopes for this book, but i thought it was kind of a letdown i mean, the female experience of growing up working class dude, that s me i was so hoping to see my experiences reflected through brilliant prose although in some ways, i saw my own experience reflected in some of these essays, i thought the construction of the book was a little weak i m sure you will be shocked to hear, in light of my high esteem for michelle tea cough , that i thought the editing was problematic i got the sense that there...


  3. says:

    Reading this was like meeting 15 cousins and childhood friends I d somehow never met before some wise in that 15 going on 30 way, some straight up fiercely, aggressively brilliant and one that your mom makes you play with I know I m going to go back and say...


  4. says:

    Hits home Powerful and raw This collection of writers offer their different stories not for your sympathy or sadness, but as a proclaimation of how it was and is for generations of women growing up working class in America, fighting, suffering, loving.


  5. says:

    Stories too familiar to be shocking, I could have written some and easily grown up next to the others Dramatic without condescension, these vignettes will linger for a while inside my head There exist the wealthy and the working class At Vassar I learned the two are not mutually exclusive No matter how rich I might become, I will always be the daughter of a janitor I will always look the woman who empties my garbage in the face I will always say thank you to the man who serves my lunch I Stories too familiar to be shocking, I could have written some and easily grown up next to the others Dramatic without condescension, these vignettes will linger for a while inside my head There exist the wealthy and the working class At Vassar I learned the two are not mutually exclusive No matter how rich I might become, I will always be the daughter of a janitor I will always look the woman who empties my garbage in the face I will always say thank you to the man who serves my lunch I am one of them, and I do not want...


  6. says:

    This collection of autobiographical accounts written by working class women about their experiences is one that the privileged will gingerly add to their study of gender and class inequalities and perhaps wisely so This book offers a rare and honest glimpse into the lives of working class women in their own words The rest of us the rest of us will find a comforting sense of familiarity in the threads of desperation, desire, resourcefulness and tenacity in the things we can and will do t This collection of autobiographical accounts written by working class women about their experiences is one that the privileged will gingerly add to their study of gender and class inequalities and perhaps wisely so This book offers a rare and honest glimpse into the lives o...


  7. says:

    i d have given this book five stars, but any collection of personal essays will have some clumsy, less than stellar stuff but, mostly, these mini memoirs made me shaky with sadness the good, thinking kind of sadness and appreciation.


  8. says:

    There need to bebooks like this.


  9. says:

    Read my full review on my blog book has been hanging out on my unread shelf for a VERY long time After reading Barbara Ehrenreich s Nikel and Dimed and some other books exploring poverty and the working poor I picked this book up but it got shelved I m not sure why except to say I always have a huge queue of books and I have been focusing on frontlist titles for the last few years Deciding to grab something from my backlist, I picked this off my s Read my full review on my blog book has been hanging out on my unread shelf for a VERY long time After reading Barbara Ehrenreich s Nikel and Dimed and some other books exploring poverty and the working poor I picked this book up but it got shelved I m not sure why except to say I always have a huge queue of books and I have been focusing on frontlist titles for the last few years Deciding to grab something from my backlist, I picked this off my shelf While many books may explore the topic of the working class, too often we do not hear their stories firsthand especially from women and girls To dig even deeper...


  10. says:

    Okay, this might be my favorite contemporary political feminist anthology It was incredible to find a book that reflected my experiences so vividly Full of sharp commentary and witty prose, this book is definitely not a sob story about how hard it is to be poor It does reveal the strengt...


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Without a Net While Many Recent Books Have Thoughtfully Examined The Plight Of The Working Poor In America, None Of The Authors Of These Books Is Able To Claim A Working Class Background, And There Are Associated Methodological And Ethical Concerns Raised When Most Of The Explicatory Writing On How Poverty Affects Women And Girls Is Done By Educated, Upper Class Journalists It Was These Concerns That Prompted Indie Icon Michelle Tea Whose Memoir The Chelsea Whistle Details Her Own Working Class Roots In Gritty Chelsea, Massachusetts To Collect These Fierce, Honest, Tender Essays Written By Women Who Can T Go Home To The Suburbs When Their Assignment Is Over These Wide Ranging Essays Cover Everything From Stealing And Selling Blood To Make Ends Meet, To Jumping Class, How If Time Equals Money Then Being Poor Means Waiting, Surviving And Returning To The Ghetto And How Feminine Identity Is Shaped By Poverty Contributors Include Dorothy Allison, Diane Di Prima, Terri Griffith, Daisy Hern Ndez, Frances Varian, Tara Hardy, Shawna Kenney, Siobhan Brooks, Terri Ryan, And.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Without a Net
  • Michelle Tea
  • English
  • 03 December 2017
  • 1580051030

About the Author: Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea born Michelle Tomasik is an American author, poet, and literary arts organizer whose autobiographical works explore queer culture, feminism, race, class, prostitution, and other topics She is originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts and currently lives in San Francisco Her books, mostly memoirs, are known for their views into the queercore community In 2012 Tea partnered with City Michelle Tea born Michelle Tomasik is an American author, poet, and literary arts organizer whose autobiographical works explore queer culture, feminism, race, class, prostitution, and other topics She is originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts and currently lives in San Francisco Her books, mostly memoirs, are known for their views into the queercore community In 2012 Tea partnered with City Lights Publishers to form the Sister Spit imprint