Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Black women are often considered angry and divisive in their interactions with others in both public and private. In mainstream feminism, our demand to have both our race and gender considered is called divisive from "all women's issues." In Black political spaces, our desire to have our womanhood considered is called a distraction from the real issue. However, the manner Black women are often considered angry and divisive in their interactions with others in both public and private. In mains...

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Title:Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Author:Brittney Cooper
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Genres:Feminism
ISBN:Never Scared: One Black Feminist's Refusal to Bow Down, Back Up, or Give in
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Reviews

  • JaNel
    Mar 26, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this was "a WORD." Oh my goodness, I felt every emotion down in my soul reading this book. I am all about intersectional feminism, but the feeling of validation you experience when the author is speaking your truth? Man. I originally did...

    This was an amazing read! Very educational and accessible for those trying to increase their feminist awareness and knowledge, especially to white women like me and those new to intersectionality. I Highly recommend everyone read this book! ...

    Cooper's "Eloquent Rage" is vulnerable and sermonic prose. She is unafraid. Each page is a love note to Black women, Black people. She poses so many challenges to readers, however they might identify. I was challenged, for sure. Definitely a book to order, to read, to gift, to return t...

    Amazing. A perfect mix of data driven indictments on societal/political systems and relatable, honest girl talk. ...

    ARC received from NetGalley in return for an honest review. This book was amazing. Professor Cooper writes about black feminism from a personal perspective and I was repeatedly blown away by her incisive anger (the book delivers on its title and then some). As the author says hersel...

    Eloquent rage, indeed. She beautifully puts into words some ideas that are pretty difficult to capture? I especially found the chapter White-Girl Tears enlightening? P. 187 ? ? "white women and black men share a kind of narcissism that comes from being viewed as the most ...

  • Roxane
    Mar 23, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

  • Scott Wilson
    Apr 03, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Apr 15, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

  • Chinook
    Apr 15, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

  • Megan
    Apr 08, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

  • Kate Dansette
    Sep 11, 2017

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this was "a WORD." Oh my goodness, I felt every emotion down in my soul reading this book. I am all about intersectional feminism, but the feeling of validation you experience when the author is speaking your truth? Man. I originally did...

    This was an amazing read! Very educational and accessible for those trying to increase their feminist awareness and knowledge, especially to white women like me and those new to intersectionality. I Highly recommend everyone read this book! ...

    Cooper's "Eloquent Rage" is vulnerable and sermonic prose. She is unafraid. Each page is a love note to Black women, Black people. She poses so many challenges to readers, however they might identify. I was challenged, for sure. Definitely a book to order, to read, to gift, to return t...

    Amazing. A perfect mix of data driven indictments on societal/political systems and relatable, honest girl talk. ...

    ARC received from NetGalley in return for an honest review. This book was amazing. Professor Cooper writes about black feminism from a personal perspective and I was repeatedly blown away by her incisive anger (the book delivers on its title and then some). As the author says hersel...

  • Remi
    Apr 06, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this was "a WORD." Oh my goodness, I felt every emotion down in my soul reading this book. I am all about intersectional feminism, but the feeling of validation you experience when the author is speaking your truth? Man. I originally did...

  • Darnell Moore
    Mar 14, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this was "a WORD." Oh my goodness, I felt every emotion down in my soul reading this book. I am all about intersectional feminism, but the feeling of validation you experience when the author is speaking your truth? Man. I originally did...

    This was an amazing read! Very educational and accessible for those trying to increase their feminist awareness and knowledge, especially to white women like me and those new to intersectionality. I Highly recommend everyone read this book! ...

    Cooper's "Eloquent Rage" is vulnerable and sermonic prose. She is unafraid. Each page is a love note to Black women, Black people. She poses so many challenges to readers, however they might identify. I was challenged, for sure. Definitely a book to order, to read, to gift, to return t...

  • Jocelyn
    Mar 19, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this was "a WORD." Oh my goodness, I felt every emotion down in my soul reading this book. I am all about intersectional feminism, but the feeling of validation you experience when the author is speaking your truth? Man. I originally did...

    This was an amazing read! Very educational and accessible for those trying to increase their feminist awareness and knowledge, especially to white women like me and those new to intersectionality. I Highly recommend everyone read this book! ...

  • Chanda Prescod-weinstein
    Mar 11, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

  • Abby
    Mar 30, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

  • enyanyo
    Feb 07, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

  • Gabriella
    Jan 03, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

  • Samantha
    Mar 06, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

  • Gabrielle
    Mar 03, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

  • Janani
    Mar 27, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

  • Naeemah Huggins
    Mar 05, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

  • Krystal
    Aug 20, 2017

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

  • chantel nouseforaname
    Mar 22, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

  • Daniel Casey
    Dec 11, 2017

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

  • eleventeen
    Mar 24, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

  • Laura Holroyd
    Mar 12, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

  • Saurabh Jha
    Feb 28, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

  • Emily
    Oct 05, 2017

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

  • Mel
    Mar 05, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

  • LeeTravelGoddess
    Apr 01, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

  • Keya
    Apr 02, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece! ...

    This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously. Brittney Cooper is angry! She has every reason to be and so do we. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower covers a range of topics f...

    It feels a little glib to give a book like this four stars without writing anything about why it moved me. In fact, I think it deserves a gigantic audience and universal admiration. But even writing a short Good Reads review of it feels to me at risk of seeming performatively woke. Nob...

    I loved this so much I bought it TWICE. Started listening on audio (narrated by the brilliant author herself) and halfway through went out and bought a hardcover too because I simply couldn't not invest in it. I just finished listening and I'm going to go home and flip through the prin...

    I am a Stan for this book for life. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION IF YOU CAN!!!! I have a few books that I listen to regularly, and this will be one of them. ...

    This is an amazing book. The audiobook version is fantastic, letting Prof. Cooper say what she has to say personally and directly. It was like listening to your most interesting and insightful friend. (After reading this book, I wish we were friends!) The weaving of the academic and...

    Yo where do I begin ?? this was quite possibly the dopest, most modern and relatable book about Black Feminist rage (capital B, capital F) that I have ever read. It was so clear and hit me on so many levels that it?s clarity just astounded me. I tweeted various lines from the boo...

    In many ways I really liked this book as I found it to be informative and readable. However, at times it felt like I was reading the memoir of someone I didn?t really know or have any interest in reading about. Don?t get me wrong, I do like memoirs, but I have to want to know more ...

    4.5 stars. This is a really striking, compelling, dense book that breaks down Black female anger, Black inequality, and the fact that Black women have shown up and continue to show up for everyone and everything, despite no one showing up for them. Brittney Cooper breaks down her point...

    Realizing my privilege is a difficult thing, because you just kinda naturally rail against accusations and statements that leave you on the outside, but I think it's important to read and understand and fight through the discomfort. This is a book about how white patriarchy ultimately ...

    Brittney Cooper is brilliant and courageous. I am so deeply grateful for her life and voice. I learned more in each chapter of this phenomenal book than I could ever begin to articulate in a brief review and simply urge you to read it. For white women like myself, the chapter "W...

    I exist in a perpetual state of rage lying just beneath a very thin surface. Any perceived sleight or injustice will expose my eloquent rage: racism, sexism, trifling ass men and black folks who hate black folks being the main instigators. My friends and family know this, my coworkers ...

    I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this was "a WORD." Oh my goodness, I felt every emotion down in my soul reading this book. I am all about intersectional feminism, but the feeling of validation you experience when the author is speaking your truth? Man. I originally did...

    This was an amazing read! Very educational and accessible for those trying to increase their feminist awareness and knowledge, especially to white women like me and those new to intersectionality. I Highly recommend everyone read this book! ...

    Cooper's "Eloquent Rage" is vulnerable and sermonic prose. She is unafraid. Each page is a love note to Black women, Black people. She poses so many challenges to readers, however they might identify. I was challenged, for sure. Definitely a book to order, to read, to gift, to return t...

    Amazing. A perfect mix of data driven indictments on societal/political systems and relatable, honest girl talk. ...

  • Emily Cissi
    Mar 28, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...

    I am not sure that I?ve related this much to a collection of essays in a very long time. Brittney Cooper?s Eloquent Rage is a indictment of neoliberal society and its myths of exceptionalism, but also a ?homegirl hem-up? for those of us struggling to correct both systemic oppre...

    Confession: Just when I thought that I could not love Brittney Cooper more, she published Eloquent Rage. It took me longer than normal to read this book because it was so raw, so personal, and so full of rage. Dr. Cooper's writing is so smooth - she goes in and out of the towers of aca...

    OH MY!!! Dr. Cooper EMPTIED THE CLIP IN THIS BRILLIANT PIECE OF LITERATURE!!! This is what we young women need today! There is rage but as the title professes it is eloquent. From beginning to end, top to bottom she leaves no stone unturned and goes about it both methodically and warml...

    So, so good. It?s a very easy listen, in that it?s written conversationally, and a very hard one, because the injustices she talks about are so upsetting and angering. I highly recommend it to everyone. You should read this book. Now. ...

    Phew. A phenomenal collection of essays that focuses on womanhood in the spheres of race, pop culture, respectability politics, the patriarchy, and more. What I super appreciated about this discussion of feminism is its consistent inclusion of trans women, and explicitly stating genera...

    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those ...

    "When it came to books, my mother always obliged." Dr. Brittney Cooper writes about black girls and women, about power and anger and fear, and about why and how she's a Black Feminist. I prioritized reading her book after reading this interview and appreciating how she was focusing ...

    This book left me both praising and being slightly offended by its narrative. Withhold your judgement, however: this ?offensiveness? is precisely why the book was so good. I was forced to remove my mask and step into the teachings and ponderings of the author, a Black woman. I conf...

  • Imani406
    Feb 26, 2018

    An excellent essay collection that explicitly centers black women and black women's feminism. Lots of provocative, intelligent thinking and engagement with blackness, popular culture, black womanhood, respectability politics, and the uses of, as the title suggests, eloquent rage. I rea...

    2/20--this is now out! GO GET IT NOW!! I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own. This is essential reading. This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough. I loved that while Cooper discusses topics ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest This is one of those books where it feels wrong to say that I "enjoyed" the book because it is a book about inequality and oppression, and anger and pain, and I didn't exactly have a grand old time reading it. On the other...

    My new Bible. Finally a book that puts definition or structure to the internal rage I?ve been feeling as a black women. Thank you Brittney for writing this. ...