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Final Girl: And Other Essays on Grief, Trauma, and Mental Illness

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From the author of Sexism Ed and Grace Period.

When the people who are supposed to nurture you hurt you the most, how do you reckon with the story of your own survival? Final Girl shows that you can grow stronger from circumstances that could break anyone.

This striking essay collection is not about brokenness, but rather about the slow realization of what the author survi
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Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published February 9th 2019 by Raven Books
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Titus Hjelm
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have said this before (and I might be considered biased), but Kelly Baker is my idol in many ways, combining scholarly depth and emotional tension in her essays, whether they're on academia or, as in this collection, more personal issues. Final Girl manages to be personal without being a cheap expose. Some people will find that a fault, but I thought that the text does the best kind of balancing act that personal essays can do: engaging without slipping into voyeurism. I remain an ardent fan.
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Truth-telling read

In her essays, the author covered a bunch of themes related to grief as well as the repercussions the past has on us. I could not give it 5 stars since it did not have that click for me, but I related to most of the essays in the book. Given how they are written (not only do they contain a discussion on a certain topic, but also the author's experience on the topic), it is easier to grasp than most of the books of this kind and I would gladly recommend it to anyone willing to g
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Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book.

I loved this book because for the first time in my life it validated my right to Just Walk Away!
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Kelly is the author of Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930, The Zombies Are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture, Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces, and Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia.

She's also the editor of Women in Higher Education, a feminist print monthly, and a freelance writer with a religious studi
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“Not yielding is, perhaps, my story and maybe yours too. It’s where our strength lies. It’s how we survive. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” 0 likes
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