Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

n these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom—award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed—embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society.

I saw McMillan-Cotton interviewed on The Daily Show this week (1/15/19) and was so taken with her that I immediately bought the book...and devoured 2/3 of it in one sitting. This is not an easy or a comfortable set of essays, but it is an important one, and McMillan-Cotton is a fabulous writer, weaving personal narrative and sociological data in a way that is both impactful and understandable.

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