Lit Thursday: Books We're Reading

The Evolution of Title IX
An excerpt from Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.

A weekly round up of Team Lenny's current reads.

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How to Go Out to Eat Alone
A new comic meditates on the surprising empathy of other people.
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Lit Thursday: The Romance of Elsewhere
Lynn Freed's essay "The Beach of the Lost World" is a study in learning to leave behind the imagined glory of adulthood.
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Your Boyfriend Wants You to Dress Up as a Penguin
Read an excerpt from Lara Williams's new book of short stories A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, out next week.
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A Chibok Schoolgirl Who Escaped Boko Haram
An excerpt from Alexis Okeowo's new book A Moonless, Starless Sky.
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On the Lifesaving Bonds of Female Friendship
An excerpt from It's Messy: On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women.
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A Daughter Faces Mental Illness in the Wake of Her Father's Death
Read an excerpt from Jeannie Vanasco's debut memoir, The Glass Eye.
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A Moving Letter to Race and Gender Activist Audre Lorde
Award-winning poet Sonia Sanchez puts Lorde's work into context for 2017.
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I Have a Foolproof Plan for Success. Succeed Less.
Read an excerpt from Hiding in the Bathroom, out September 26.
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A Young Girl Searches for Truth After Her Mother's Murder
Read an excerpt from Sarah Perry's memoir After the Eclipse, out September 26.
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The First Person Who Will Live to Be One Hundred and Fifty Years Old Has Already Been Born
A poem from Nicole Sealey's debut collection, Ordinary Beast.
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An Accidental Sex-Shop Pilgrimage
Read an excerpt from Tara Clancy's memoir, The Clancys of Queens, out in paperback on September 5.
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Read an Excerpt from Ayobami Adebayo's Buzzy Debut Novel
A married couple agreed that polygamy wasn't for them, until their family intervenes.
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My Fleeting Teenage Crush Was My Art School Muse
Read an essay from Chelsea Martin's new collection Caca Dolce.
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Lit Thursday: How to Behave in a Crowd
Six French siblings over-analyze their bright futures in Camille Bordas's debut novel in English.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt from Chris Kraus's New Book
The I Love Dick author chronicles the life of experimental writer and performance artist Kathy Acker in her latest book, After Kathy Acker.
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Lit Thursday: Get a Sneak Peak of the First Book in the Lenny Imprint
An excerpt from Jenny Zhang's forthcoming story collection, Sour Heart.
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Lit Thursday: Your Father's Sex Doll Is Your New Roommate
Read the first chapter of Alissa Nutting's new book, Made for Love, out now.
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Your New Boyfriend's Dog Has Some Words of Caution for You
An excerpt from Susanna Fogel's novel Nuclear Family, out later this month.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt From Zinzi Clemmons's Novel What We Lose
In this debut novel, a young woman questions her identity amid her mother's battle with cancer.
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