Essays for Dissenting Adults. Includes a new preface and extra essays
Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's writing establishes her as one of the most urgent and vibrant feminist voices of our time. From the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right, to online harassment and the transgender rights movement, these darkly humorous articles provoke challenging conversations about the definitive social issues of today. Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to contest injustice. These revelatory, revolutionary essays will give readers hope and tools for change from one of today's boldest commentators.
Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. Her work appears in Vice, the Guardian and many other publications. She is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman and Editor-at-Large at the New Inquiry. She was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog 'Penny Red'. She lives in London.laurie-penny.com / @PennyRed