Things Are Against Us is the first collection of essays from Lucy Ellmann. Provocative, smart, angry, wise, and very, very funny, the essays in Things Are Against Us cover everything - from feminism to environmental catastrophe; labour strikes to sex strikes; Little House On The Prairie to patriarchal terrorism. Lucy calls for a moratorium on air travel. She rails against bras.
She gives Agatha Christie a drubbing. And she pleads for sanity in a world that has spent four years in the company of Donald Trump. Things Are Against Us is electric. It’s vital. These are essays bursting with energy, and listening to them feels like sticking your hand in the mains socket. Lucy Ellmann is just the writer we need to guide us through these crazy times.
"Ellmann has long delighted in provocation. ” THE NEW YORKER