Reviews tagging 'Grief'
The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture, by Grace Perry
emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
i loved this book, easily the most relatable book i’ve ever read
Graphic: Alcohol, Biphobia, Bullying, Cancer, Cursing, Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Medical content, Misogyny, Religious bigotry, Toxic friendship, Sexual content, and Transphobia
Moderate: Cursing and Death
Minor: Animal cruelty, Animal death, Biphobia, Bullying, Child death, Death, Gaslighting, Grief, Infidelity, Sexual violence, and Suicidei loved this book. at some points it felt like grace literally peeked inside my own brain. however i wish she used the D slur a lot less (yet i understand that it’s an a reclaimed fashion)
questingnotcoasting's review against another edition
funny hopeful informative reflective medium-paced
This was a really funny, insightful memoir in essays. Perry is only a few years older than me so we share a lot of the same pop culture references. Aside from the chapters on Disney original channel movies and The Real World, I was familiar with all of the TV and artists she mentions, particularly Glee, The O.C., Mean Girls, Gossip Girl, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. She examines all her subjects critically while also acknowledging how our generation has been shaped by them and feels nostalgic towards them. She discusses the heteronormativity, harmful stereotypes and performative inclusion often found in media and while all those things are still present today, she does shine a light on what progress has been made.
Moderate: Death, Grief, Homophobia, and Terminal illness