Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

BookNot That Bad by Roxanne Gay

About: “Not That Bad addresses what it means to live in a world where women, gender nonconforming people, and men, have to measure that harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, and bullied” for speaking out about their experiences.  This collection of original and previously published essays reflects on the current cultural climate in which we live, and, offers a call to arms, insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough” –Harper Collins Publishing

Participants: open to all (you do not have to identify as a survivor to participate!) ages 14-18

Meeting Dates & Reading Schedule:


9/15: Introduction – The Sun (p.IX – p. 78)

9/22: Sixty – Three Days – All the Angry Women (p. 79 – p. 166)

9/29: Good Girls – Not That Loud (p. 167 – p. 241)

10/6: Why I Stopped – To Get out from Under It (p.243 – p. 288), Reaping what Rape Culture Sows – Why I didn’t Say No (p. 289 – p. 339)

Participants in Kentucky will receive a free copy of Not That Bad in the mail. 

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Not That Bad