Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tough issues illuminated in prose that I’d call “conversational,” but she uses footnotes, so maybe I can’t.
"Because I was such a big deal to an actual big deal, the black man seated to my left made a great effort at small talk. I wish he had not bothered. I hate small talk. It is small. Small is for tea cups and occasionally for tiny houses. Too much small talk is how a country is given to sociopaths who thrive on shallow chatter to distract their emotional sleight of hand. Talk should be meaningful or kept to a minimum."
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