Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life (Libro en Inglés)

$ 660.00
ISBN: 9780593315392
por Vintage
ISBN: 9780593315392
Editorial: Vintage
Autor: Wong, Alice
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 400
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ONE OF USA TODAY'S MUST-READ BOOKS • This groundbreaking memoir offers a glimpse into an activist's journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice, from the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project“Alice Wong provides deep truths in this fun and deceptively easy read about her survival in this hectic and ableist society.” —Selma Blair, bestselling author of Mean BabyIn Chinese culture, the tiger is deeply revered for its confidence, passion, ambition, and ferocity. That same fighting spirit resides in Alice Wong.Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer. From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism, Alice shares her thoughts on creativity, access, power, care, the pandemic, mortality, and the future. As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be in conversation with one another and the world. Filled with incisive wit, joy, and rage, Wong’s Year of the Tiger will galvanize readers with big cat energy.ReviewONE OF USA TODAY'S MUST-READ BOOKS • ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Ms. Magazine, Esquire, BuzzFeed, Literary Hub, Electric Lit, Book Riot, Gothamist, Kirkus Reviews, PopSugar, KQED, Autostraddle“Enlightening. . . . Incisive critiques, humor, practicality, and optimism become compellingly inseparable. . . . Year of the Tiger demonstrates an individual mind at work, as one might expect from a good memoir, and encompasses something larger. . . . Memoir will be redefined for many readers by Wong’s candid voice, tenacious spirit and necessary truths.”—Anna Leahy, The Washington Post“A remix of essays, interviews, and archival ephemera relayed in a style that is by turns intimate, profane, and crackling with righteous anger.”—Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times“Powerful. . . . Wong’s memoir is full of wit and humor but also frustration and rage, and she doesn’t hold back in exposing the systemic oppression and inequities faced by disabled people in an ableist society. . . . An empowering read.”—Reyna Grande, San Francisco Chronicle“At once a celebration of [Wong’s] love of art, food, and pop culture and a challenge to dismantle the systemic ableism that pervades our society, Year of the Tiger is both inspirational and fun.”—Qian Julie Wang, TODAY“Alice Wong provides deep truths in this fun and deceptively easy read about her survival in this hectic and ableist society. I would like to imagine this memoir as required reading for our fellow earthlings. From start to finish I felt I was spending a week with an old friend, grateful for the work she has done, inviting us to be more aware and have conversations about disability justice. Read this book. You will be farther ahead as a person and ally to the disability community, which is essentially learning to be your own ally. In sickness and in health. Thank you, Alice.”—Selma Blair, bestselling author of Mean Baby“Innovative and informative, Year of the Tiger is a multidimensional portrait of a powerful thinker.”—Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire“Wong forgoes the conventional memoir for something more creative—and more candid. . . . The collection offers a meticulously curated look at who Wong is: a superhero who never needed a cape.”—Shannon Carlin, Bust“Year of the Tiger is a ferocious, fun adventure in the style of my favorite fanzines of the ’90s. Alice Wong is one of our foremost disability advocates, and yet this book isn’t only about disability, though it discusses disability with frankness and humor; more importantl
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