"This slim book -- seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez -- hums with power and wit."
"[Solnit's] ability to make a landscape into a text is present in every piece of writing she's ever done, and especially here. Solnit understands that our minds are also landscapes, that they are uncharted territory and we must constantly have something left to discover within ourselves. When men explain things to me, personally, it's like feeling someone else draw up the borders of my brain. When "men explaining things" becomes a concept, we react so strongly because it's a map that we can use to bring us back to ourselves. The terrain has always felt familiar, but "Men Explain Things To Me" is a tool that we all need in order to find something that was almost lost."
"Where opponents would argue that feminism is humorless and superfluous, "Men Explain Things to Me" is a compelling argument for the movement's necessary presence in contemporary society. It approaches the subject with candor and openness, furthering the conversation and opening a new Pandora's box that's apt to change the way we talk about women's rights."
"It is feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions."
"A necessary read in these fraught times. Starting with the title essay, which went viral and inspired the ever-useful term "mansplaining," Solnit writes powerfully about the ways in which power is wielded in today's society, and brings awareness to the staggering inequalities that we wrestle with on a daily basis."
"Sharp-witted and bold... quintessential Solnit."
--"Publishers Weekly," "Things We Like This Week" Blog
"Sharp narratives that illuminate and challenge the status quo of women's roles in the world. Slim in scope, but yet another good book by Solnit."
"I can't place this book as anything less than a brilliant, varied, and thoroughly enjoyable read--and definitely an addition to my list of feminist faves. With that, I urge you to get to your favorite bookshop or library and snag a copy of Men Explain Things to Me. Pull up a chair, brew something tasty, and venture into the wilderness of what a changed world might look like." "--Lip"show more