Author: Hanif Abdurraqib
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Summary: Beautifully written essays that blend pop culture and memoir to address big topics in ways that are both thought-provoking and moving.
I really loved Hanif Abdurraqib’s previous essay collection, Go Ahead in the Rain, enough so that I’m very surprised to say that this book was even better. His previous collection focused pretty tightly on the band A Tribe Called Quest, although it did still include a lot of memoir and some references to other pop culture from the author’s childhood. This book was wider ranging. The collection as a whole covers pop culture icons and moments from the 1800s to today. Individual essays thoughtfully engage with and manage to connect with many different types of pop culture, from music to movies to comedy. Read more »