Laura Kipnis

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Laura Kipnis

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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. ...more

Average rating: 3.69 · 9,140 ratings · 1,419 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-...

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Against Love: A Polemic

3.63 avg rating — 1,420 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Unwanted Advances: Sexual P...

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The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex...

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Bound and Gagged: Pornograp...

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How to Become a Scandal: Ad...

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Love in the Time of Contagi...

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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.”
Laura Kipnis, Against Love: A Polemic

“[T]he hidden linguistic universe of companianate couples... rests entirely on one generative phrase: 'Would you please stop doing that.”
Laura Kipnis, Against Love: A Polemic
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“it was only when children’s actual economic value declined, because they were no longer necessary additions to the household labor force, that they became the priceless little treasures we know them as today. Once they started costing more to raise than they contributed to the household economy, there had to be some justification for having them, which is when the story that having children was a big emotionally fulfilling thing first started taking hold.”
Laura Kipnis, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on The Decision Not To Have Kids

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