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Era of Ignition
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution | Amber Tamblyn
A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times by actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn In her late twenties, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she'd forged as a child in order to become the writer and director she dreamed of being as an adult. After a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition--namely, the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country was going through an Era of Ignition of its own. She writes: "No longer stuck in a past we can't outrun and a future we must outgrow, we are a nation that is actively confronting our values and agitating for change. We are in an age when activism becomes direct action, when disagreement becomes dissention, when dissatisfaction becomes protest, when accusations become accountability, and when revolts become revolutions." Through her fierce op-eds and tireless work as one of the founders of the Time's Up organization, Amber has emerged as a bold, outspoken, and respected advocate for women's rights. In Era of Ignition, she addresses gender inequality and the judgment paradigm, misogyny and discrimination, trauma and the veiled complexities of consent, white feminism and pay parity, reproductive rights and sexual assault--all told through the very personal lens of her own experiences, as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for everyone attempting to understand the world we live in and help change it for the better.
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mreads
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Mehso-so

Part memoir part manifesto from one of the founders of #timesup actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn. Celebrity memoirs are not really my thing and the manifesto part didn't work for me either.

#nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Something about a movement

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one is on my list to read too, sorry you didn‘t enjoy it more. But great job on your challenge! 5mo
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JamieArc
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Bailedbailed

When you find yourself thinking, “I can‘t wait to finish this so I can move on to something else,” it‘s time to bail. Amber Tamblyn is a badass. No question about that. But this felt like a celebrity memoir regurgitating the events of the #metoo movement. What I wanted was a collection of insightful essays. Not to relive all the gross moments of the last few years, from a lens that was full of name dropping and unrelatable. #itsnotyouitsme

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Jen2
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Amazing!!!!

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BookAlongBlog
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Bailedbailed

So this one didn't do it for me. I got about halway through and decided to stop. It was slightly repetitive and was kind of all over the place. It didn't flow and
really just wasnt holding my interest.
I like and agree with some of her views on Feminism but she lost me on the delivery.
I really wanted to love this one but alas did not.

There are a lot of positive reviews, and I'm sure several readers would find this a powerful read.

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mrozzz
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Pickpick

Amber Tamblyn continues to lead by example in a book so intelligent and self-aware. Over the last 10 years she's proven herself to be a capable poet, director, author, mother, and leader. She left an abusive relationship, she found new love and the bravery to choose when to start a family, she successfully directed a movie, wrote a novel, protested while 9 months pregnant, birthed a baby girl, &
co-established Time's Up to support working women.

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Djspens
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I first remembered @amberrosetamblyn from being on General Hospital, @maceyjann recognized her from The Sisterhood of the traveling Pants, but we both appreciate her honest speaking, writing and tireless work as a founder of the #timesup organization. #girlpower #eraofignition #booksofinstagram @penguinrandomhouse I was so excited to hear her speak today!!

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