Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Audiobook, by Roxane Gay Play Audiobook Sample

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Audiobook

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Read By: Ally Sheedy, Roxane Gay, Gabrielle Union, A.J. McKenna, Amy Jo Burns, Aubrey Hirsch, Brandon Taylor, Claire Schwartz, Emma Smith-Stevens, Jill Christman, Lisa Mecham, Liz Rosema, Lynn Melnick, Lyz Lenz, Michelle Chen, Nora Salem, Sophie Mayer, V. L. Seek, Vanessa Martir, xTx , Sophia Mayer, various narrators Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062848703

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

33

Longest Chapter Length:

32:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

08 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

15:48 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

5

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Publisher Description

Edited and with an introduction written and read by Roxane Gay, the New York Times best-selling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays read by all 30 contributors including Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, and Lyz Lenz, tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

Vogue, “10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018” * Harper’s Bazaar, “10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018” * Elle, “21 Books We’re Most Excited to Read in 2018” * Boston Globe, “25 books we can’t wait to read in 2018” * Huffington Post, “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Hello Giggles, “19 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Buzzfeed, “33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018”

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and best-selling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are ""routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied"" for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz.

Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every listener, saying ""something in totality that we cannot say alone.""

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that ""not that bad"" must no longer be good enough.

Narrators include: Roxane Gay, Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, Claire Schwartz, Aubrey Hirsch, Jill Christman, Lynn Melnick, Brandon Taylor, Emma Smith-Stevens, A.J. McKenna, Lisa Mecham, Vanessa Mártir, xTx, Sophie Mayer, Nora Salem, V.L. Seek, Michelle Chen, Liz Rosema, Anthony Frame, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Miriam Zoila Pérez, Zoe Medeiros, Sharisse Tracey, Stacey May Fowles, Elisabeth Fairfield Stokes, Meredith Talusan, Nicole Boyce, and Elissa Bassist.

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“Absolutely necessary reading…The audiobook version will hook you, especially when you discover how much emotional dimensionality each writer brings to their narration of their own first-person essay. Some read musically, some with rage, some with a studied flatness, some with no discernible style at all, but all make their experiences real. Use the audiobook as a tool to push through the most challenging narratives, with each writer’s strength urging you into an ever-evolving state of empathy.”

— Paste Magazine (audio review) 

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  • “The work is heartrending, passionate, threatening, and confusing. All are consistently speaking out of awareness and acknowledgment. To have the impact they do, the works must be narrated in different voices. Such a powerful and necessary collection!”

    — AudioFile

Awards

  • A Paste Magazine Pick of the 10 Best Audiobooks of 2018

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About the Authors

Roxane Gay is a New York Times bestselling author of several books and story collections. Her writing has appeared in Time, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, Nation, Rumpus, Glamour, Salon, the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy culture blog, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, and many others. She is the coeditor of PANK and essays editor for the Rumpus.

Colleen Delany has been a sparkling jewel in the crown of Washington’s vastly talented acting community for thirty-seven days now and will confidently challenge to a fierce best out of three in “paper-rock-scissors” anyone wishing to topple her from that lofty perch. Primarily a stage actress,—having played roles at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild, Theater of the First Amendment, and Source Theatre, among others—Ms. Delany does a you-name-it of various acting jobs, including audiobook narration.

About the Narrators

Gabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, author, and a Time100 cover honoree. Her first book, We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True, was a New York Times bestseller. She has also written two books for children. She serves as a leader and advocate for inclusion in the entertainment industry. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence. In 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand “Flawless by Gabrielle Union” for women with textured hair. She joined Bitsy’s as a cofounder with the goal of making healthy, allergen- friendly, school-safe snacks that are accessible and affordable for all families regardless of their socioeconomic or geographical status. 

Amy Jo Burns is the author of two novels and the memoir Cinderland. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Good Housekeeping, the Paris Review, and the anthology Not That Bad.

Brandon Taylor is the author of the acclaimed novel The Late Americans and of Real Life, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, and named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Science + Literature Selected Title by the National Book Foundation. His collection Filthy Animals was awarded the Story Prize and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He is the 2022-2023 Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He tweets at @blgtylr, where he has 90k followers, and his newsletter can be found at: blgtylr.substack.com.

Lyz Lenz is a journalist and the author of three books. She has written for Insider, the New York Times, Marie Claire, and the Washington Post. She also writes the newsletter Men Yell at Me, about the intersection of politics and personhood in red-state America.

Leon Nixon is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. A Los Angeles native, he has performed in short films, web series, and on stage in dramatic and comedic roles. He is also an improviser and part of the group that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Improv Show.