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Zoe Swicord Kazan is an American actress, playwright, and screenwriter. Kazan made her acting debut in Swordswallowers and Thin Men and later appeared in films such as The Savages, Revolutionary Road and It's Complicated. She starred in Happy. Thank You. More.
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Surviving the White Gaze
A Memoir
Rebecca Carroll - 2021-02-02
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"Surviving the White Gaze" is a poignant memoir by cultural critic Rebecca Carroll that explores her painful journey to find her racial identity in a predominantly white America. Growing up as the only black person in a small New Hampshire town, Carroll struggled to articulate her isolation, despite a loving and idyllic childhood with her artistic parents. Her search for identity is further complicated when she meets her white birth mother, who consistently undermines her blackness and self-esteem. The memoir tells an intimate story of resilience, documenting Carroll's difficult journey through depression, eating disorders, and excessive drinking, and ultimately her path towards healing through chosen family. An illuminating and timely examination of racism and racial identity in America.
Zoe Kazan
(her book is so good and I want everyone to read it so much I came back to this Godforsaken twitter after almost six months away!!!!!! anyway, you can order her book here:      source
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Vladimir Nabokov - 1995-01-01 (first published in 1955)
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A story of obsession, passion, and heartbreak. Lolita follows Humbert Humbert's doomed and devouring love for the nymphet Dolores Haze, all while exploring the collision between hypercivilized Europe and postwar America. Nabokov's masterful writing delves deep into the complexities of love, madness, and transformation, making this daring novel both awe-inspiring and controversial.
Zoe Kazan
@parabasis lolita *is* my favorite book tho.      source
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Emil Ferris - 2017-02-14
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"Step into the mind of 10-year-old Karen Reyes as she takes you on a haunting journey through late '60s Chicago. In this graphic diary, Karen tries to solve the murder of her neighbor, a holocaust survivor, while exploring her love for horror and pulp monsters. A stunning and powerful read, this book seamlessly weaves together personal narratives with historical events, resulting in a unique and beautiful story."
Zoe Kazan
this is my favorite book of 2017 as well 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼      source
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The Stepford Wives
Ira Levin - 2002-07-23 (first published in 1972)
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This chilling novel revolves around the idyllic and picture-perfect town of Stepford, hiding a terrifying secret that will leave readers questioning everything they know about society's obsession with youth and beauty. A powerful psychological thriller with an unsettling commentary on the media-driven world we live in. The Stepford Wives is a hauntingly memorable read that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Zoe Kazan
and then in the morning, the shadow of marital rape. i find this book funny & scary & ethical & deeply ahead of its time (even as it remains a product of it). as i did STEPFORD WIVES. highly recommend both.      source
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Rosemary's Baby
Ira Levin - 1997-09-01 (first published in 1967)
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A young couple moves into a NYC apartment and befriends their elderly neighbors and their mysterious group of friends. But as secrets come to light, Rosemary realizes the horrific extent of their interest in her - will she be able to escape their clutches before it's too late?
Zoe Kazan
ROSEMARY'S BABY is a hilarious book. case in point: rosemary--knocked out & being raped by Satan--unconsciously comparing the devil's um member favorably to her husband's      source
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Ann Patchett - 2016-09-13
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A chance encounter at a christening party sets off a chain of events that changes two families' lives forever. Commonwealth spans five decades, delving into the complicated relationships between the four parents and six children involved. With equal parts humor and heartbreak, this #1 New York Times Bestseller is a poignant exploration of love, responsibility, and the power of storytelling.
Zoe Kazan
my fave books read this yr are ann patchett's COMMONWEALTH, emil ferris' MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS & anne boyer's GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN      source
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Garments Against Women
Anne Boyer - 2015-03-16
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Garments Against Women is a powerful exploration of the struggle to find forms for survival in a world that excludes and enslaves. Through Lyric prose, the author shares her confessions of living in low-rent apartments, parenting her daughter, and seeking answers to the question of how to survive survival. The author challenges literary conventions and emphasizes the need for literature that addresses the concerns of disenfranchised individuals, particularly women and girls. This is a deeply political and philosophical work that invents social movements and explores possibilities for a more just and equitable future.
Zoe Kazan
my fave books read this yr are ann patchett's COMMONWEALTH, emil ferris' MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS & anne boyer's GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN      source
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You Play the Girl
On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages
Carina Chocano - 2017-08-08
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Explore how our culture shapes ideas about women, their roles, and where they belong with this smart and impassioned call to arms. The author uses personal stories and analytical commentary to show how media portrayals of "the girl" affects our sense of self and reality. From Bugs Bunny to Frozen, she delves into the messages we receive from media, and how they impact our identity. A must-read for anyone interested in feminism and media literacy.
Zoe Kazan
Carina's book "You Play The Girl" is essential reading, especially right now...      source
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom
Louis Sachar - 2020-03-03
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Get ready to embark on a hilarious and clever adventure at Wayside School! This bestselling and beloved series by Newberry Medal-winning author Louis Sachar is back with its fourth installment, "Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom." Join Sharie, Kathy, Jason, and the rest of Mrs. Jewls's class on the thirtieth floor as they prepare for the Ultimate Test and face a mysterious Cloud of Doom looming above them. With more than fifteen million readers in the U.S., you won't want to miss out on the laughs and fun at Wayside School!
Zoe Kazan
@jiatolentino @iSmashFizzle @tyoldboy Dogs Don't Tell Jokes and Someday Angeline were both INCREDIBLY important to me, in addition to the Wayside School books. ❤❤❤      source
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
Talk by Linda Rosenkrantz
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar
Someday Angeline by Louis Sachar
Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar