If it seemed like everyone was reading New Yorker culture critic Jia Tolentino's debut book of essays Trick Mirror this year, that’s for a good reason: it’s an exceptionally incisive and entertaining read. Tolentino's prose is virtuosic, and her insights are sharp whatever the subject, whether the ghoulish rise of internet culture or the wedding-industrial complex. But the moments you may remember best from Trick Mirror are the ones when Tolentino turns inward to interrogate her own complicity in these late-capitalist nightmares. That reflection shows a curiosity, and fearlessness, that marks her for greatness.
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