A passionate manifesto with personal stories, anecdotes, and opinions from the front lines of modern American womanhood from actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn is one of the most talked-about feminist voices today. Through her fierce op-eds in media outlets such as the New York Times, Glamour, and Hollywood Reporter and her work as a founder of the Times Up organization, Tamblyn has tackled subjects including discrimination, sexual assault, reproductive rights, and pay parity, among others.Now, Tamblyn examines the very paradigm our society is built on, pulling at the threads of the ingrained patriarchal and misogynistic fabric. Tamblyn presents her insightful and pointed take on the current state of feminism and expertly weaves together her own experiences and opinions with the larger movement. In her late twenties and early thirties, Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character and a gradual awakeningher own era of ignitionthat enabled her to take back the power i...
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Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution Reviews
An engaging collection of essays about feminist issues--from gender inequality and misogyny to reproductive rights and the #MeToo movement. One of the highlights for me is a conversation with Meredith Talusan, a non-binary trans writer born in the Philippines, who left her gender equitable culture and came to the US, only to realize during her transition just how inferior women, and especially trans women, are in our country. Tamblyn culminates her writing with a poetic letter to her daughter Ma ...more
Amber Tamblyn continues to lead by example in a book so intelligent and self-aware that I find it hard to believe she hasn't published a memoir or collection of essays before now, though that might not go far enough to acknowledge her list of accomplishments. Over the last 10 years she's proven herself to be a capable poet, director, author, mother, and leader. She left an abusive relationship, she found new love in her husband and the bravery to choose when to start a family, she successfully d ...more
I love how Tamblyn is evolving as a writer. This was a direct, no-apologies dissection of how women and POCs are treated today. Through both personal and recent news examples, she provides analysis of these situations as well as the "ignition" to start demanding change. Everyone needs to read this.
I appreciated her chapters on campaigning with Hillary Clinton. Tamblyn deftly removed the Democrat/Republican barriers to just analyze how Clinton was treated as a woman seeking the highest office in ...more
Amber Tamblyn writes a book of essays about feminism and her involvement with the #MeToo movement prefaced with her own experiences in Hollywood as a woman and young girl. While it does have some memoirish aspects to it, I wouldn't go into it expecting your typical light-hearted, humorous celebrity memoir because this is not that. All the pieces about her life are there to set up what she has to say about feminism and working with the #MeToo movement. It was a pretty interesting read. I plowed t ...more
I did know what to expect out of this book, however, the first thing I want to say is that this book should be required reading for any white women in America. Tamblyn beautifully shows us how we can be ally’s to our fellow feminists. She also wonderfully portrays how to hold men we love dearly accountable for their, as she puts its, “problematic-adjacent” behavior. I tore through this book in a 24hr period, and I’m so glad I read it. Beautiful prose, and brilliant essays from a black feminist w ...more
Expecting a celebrity bio I found an extremely intelligent overview of feminism today. I wholeheartedly recommend this to everyone.
Highly recommend reading. A really nice modern memoir for Tamblyn's recent happenings as well as connecting them with current issues. She's a really skilled writer that tells a story whilst giving facts. I highlighted so many things. It was so good. Loved this.
I've made the decision to DNF this book. I still respect Amber Tamblyn a lot and I was enjoying the personal stories, I even agreed with some of her attitudes/opinions towards the oppression of women. But I'm sick of being politicised to and preached at by celebrities, who only vaguely live on the same planet as I do. She wasn't overly obnoxious with it even, but it just turned me so far off the motor broke completely. All momentum gone, game over. And also sick of being told to be an "ally" as ...more