Monday, May 7, 2018

Six books that rearranged Tao Lin's understanding of the world

Tao Lin is the author of the novels Taipei and Richard Yates and Eeeee Eee Eeee, the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, the story collection Bed, and the poetry collections cognitive-behavioral therapy and you are a little bit happier than i am. He was born in Virginia, has taught in Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program, and is the founder and editor of Muumuu House. His new book is Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change.

One of six books that rearranged Lin's understanding of the world, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Garden of Fertility by Katie Singer

Singer argues that women, by charting temperature, cervical fluid, and cervix changes, can prevent pregnancy as effectively as the (toxic) pill does. But millennia of sexism has achieved the opposite of honoring the female cycle: "On the Pill," she writes, "a woman's reproductive system essentially shuts down, and she becomes available for sex all the time without the consequence of pregnancy. This is male fertility rhythm."
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue