Things Are Against Us

Lucy Ellmann

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\”It’s somehow hard not to be optimistic in the hands of a writer so angry and intelligent.\”–Patrick Ness, Guardian


Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. As Yeats pointed out, things have a lot to answer for. These satirical essays jauntily tackle the obstinacy, incorrigibility, and recalcitrance of things, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s unimpressive descriptions of the construction of bobsleds and door latches, and the way we try to stand on our own two feet, put our best foot forward, remain footloose and fancy-free, and inevitably put our foot in it. They also cover the first suggestion the internet offers when you look up the word ‘women’ (spoiler: it’s shoes) and other annoyances (some fatal) of male supremacy, the nobility of buttons, and what the rejection of tourists by Jordanian donkeys should mean for global travel (stop!). Ingrid Bergman and Jane Austen come into it somewhere (Helen Gurley Brown was forcibly removed).


Early versions of some of these essays have appeared in international outlets of record, but others are brand-new and ready for your delectation.


Illustrations by Diana Hope.

Things Are Against Us

$33

In stock

ISBN – 9781913111137
Publisher – Galley Beggar Press
Format – Paperback
Dimensions – 216mm X 138mm
Categories – Essays

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