A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED A BEST BOOK BY:The New York Public Library, Mashable, The Atlantic, Bustle, The Root, Politico Magazine, NPR, Fast Company, & The Guardian
Rebecca Solnit, The New Republic: "Funny, wrenching, pithy, and pointed."
Roxane Gay : " I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now."
America Ferrera:"Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist."
Damon Young:"Like watching the world's best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyonce instead of Ecclesiastes."
So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.
Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women's eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It's what makes Beyonce's girl power anthems resonate so hard. It's what makes Michelle Obama an icon.
Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don't have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper's world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.