"This is a devastating book, heartbreaking in how familiar and relatable each story is--yet there's power and solidarity in it, too."--Shondaland
"Not That Bad is essential reading."--Refinery29
"A timely, necessary anthology."--PureWow
"It's hard to imagine a more fitting editor for a collection like this... everyone should read it."--Brooklyn Rail
"A profoundly personal anthology."--Harper's Bazaar
"The lauded social critic and provocateur curates a diverse and unvarnished collection of personal essays reckoning with the experiences and systemic dysfunction that produced #MeToo."--O: The Oprah Magazine
"From the author of Bad Feminist and Hunger (drop everything if you haven't read this) comes a collection of first-person essays about rape, assault and sexual harassment. It couldn't be more timely. Gay's introduction moved me to tears, as did many of the pieces contributed by household names--Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy--but accounts from "regular" women moved me even more. Perhaps that's the lesson we're meant to take away from Not that Bad: we're all "regular." Shocking as they are, many of these stories will be familiar to us all--and we all deserve better."--Elisabeth Egan, "The 17 Best Books to Read this Summer," Glamour
--Paste Magazine, "The Best Nonfiction Books of 2018"