Tacky : love letters to the worst culture we have to offer / Rax King.
- 1 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
- 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|North Kansas City Public Library||814.6 KING 2021 (Text)||0001002384947||Nonfiction New||Checked out||12/27/2021|
- ISBN: 9780593312728
- ISBN: 0593312724
- Physical Description: 193 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2021.
"TACKY is about the power of pop culture -- like any art, low or high -- to imprint itself on our lives and shape our experiences, no matter one's commitment to "good" taste. These fifteen essays are a nostalgia-soaked antidote to the millennial generation's obsession with irony, putting the aesthetics we've learned to hate to love -- frosted tips and glosses, Sex and the City, The Cheesecake Factory -- into kinder and sharper perspective. Each essay revolves around a different maligned (and yet, Rax would argue, vital) cultural artifact and its entwinement with Rax's millennial coming-of-age: an essay about the gym-tan-laundry exuberance of Jersey Shore morphs into an excavation of grief over the death of her father, who loved the show; in another, Guy Fieri helps her heal from an abusive relationship. The result is a collection that captures a personal and generational experience with clarity, humor, and heartfelt honesty"-- Provided by publisher.
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