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Laura Kipnis is the author of Against Love: A Polemic; How to Become A Scandal; The Female Thing; Bound and Gagged; and the upcoming Men: Notes from an Ongoing Observation (out in November). Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She's written essays and criticism for Slate, Harper’s, Playboy, New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, and Bookforum. A former filmmaker, she teaches filmmaking at Northwestern University. She lives in Chicago and New York.


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Against Love: A Polemic
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 804 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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“When sociobiologists start shitting in their backyards with dinner guests in the vicinity, maybe their arguments about innateness over culture will start seeming more persuasive. ”
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“[T]he hidden linguistic universe of companianate couples... rests entirely on one generative phrase: 'Would you please stop doing that.”
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“So exiled have even basic questions of freedom become from the political vocabulary that they sound musty and ridiculous, and vulnerable to the ultimate badge of shame-'That's so 60's!'-the entire decade having been mocked so effectively that social protest seems outlandish and 'so last century,' just another style excess like love beads and Nehru jackets. No, rebellion won't pose a problem for this social order.”
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