Book Review: Thick

Tressie McMillan Cottom’s essays cover beauty standards, healthcare, and social media…and what all those things mean for black women, particularly. The essays are insightful, educational, and approachable without seeming dumbed down in the slightest. It doesn’t get too snarky or try to be too funny, yet I didn’t feel weighed down by the topics or research she uses to back up her arguments. It was like having a conversation with your smartest – but not at all condescending – friend at a party. Honestly, this book made me check my privilege.

4 out of 5 stars.

Pair with: A Pinot noir in a nice bulbous glass