Review Tolentino’s Trick Mirror

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusion

Jia Tolentino

When it feels like everyone in your world is reading the same book and that book is a collection of essays by a staff writer for the New Yorker it can be easy to buck the trend and say nope. Reader, I suggest you don’t do that with this one.

Talento’s book of essays on everything from being on a reality TV show to what it’s like to try to function in a very online world are illuminating, surprising, honest and so goddamn well written it hurts. So many times while I was reading this book I found myself smiling with pleasure at how well she had framed a thought, or taken the less obvious route to her point. This one is a real joy to read.


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