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The Mother of All Questions
Rebecca Solnit’s timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me offers a refreshing take on contemporary feminism.
In a timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers indispensable commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more.

In characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and powerful insight in these essays.
Reviews
  • "There's a new feminist revolution – open to people of all genders – brewing right now and Rebecca Solnit is one of its most powerful, not to mention beguiling, voices."
    –Barbara Ehrenreich

    "These short, incisive essays that pack a powerful punch."
    Publishers Weekly

    "A keen and timely commentary on gender and feminism. Solnit’s voice is calm, clear, and unapologetic; each essay balances a warm wit with confident, thoughtful analysis, resulting in a collection that is as enjoyable and accessible as it is incisive."
    Booklist

    "A thought-provoking and important anthology."
    Library Journal

    "Trenchant and hopeful, the book reveals that the ongoing work of righting the wrongs of patriarchy is only part of a much larger project of social justice for all people. As always, Solnit is eloquent and sharply insightful."
    Kirkus Reviews

Other books by Rebecca Solnit

  • Los Hombres Me Explican Cosas

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.
  • Hope in the Dark

    Bestselling author Rebecca Solnit reminds us that activism has changed the world in remarkable ways.
  • Men Explain Things To Me

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.
  • Men Explain Things To Me Updated Edition

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.