cover141014-mediumGrabbing Pussy by Karen Finley was hard for me to read. Not because it wasn’t a good commentary, not because it wasn’t impressively written, and ironically not even because of the vulgarity. This book was hard for me to read because with every turn of the page it reminded me who the current President of the United States is. It was hard to read because, as it quoted the despicable and disgusting man currently living in the White House, I feared for my safety and the safety of others. It was hard to read because the man quoted has powers he should never have been given. It was hard to read because I felt my world imploding around me with every single word I read from the pages.

Finley does a pretty fantastic job of raging at the current situation, of using an art form to express her disgust with the current President, the administration, the people who voted for him, and the damage it causes us all. She does a pretty amazing job of instilling fear within myself as she responds to the terrifying words that have left Donald Trump’s mouth. And the funny thing is, without this book I’d still be afraid. I’d still have read and heard all the damning things that have come from this pathetic excuse for a human being. But the way Finley weaves her words is a reminder of the pain so many have been forced to go through since 2016 when the world realized this man was truly going to be in charge.

This book is pretty vulgar, though frankly I think criticizing it for such is a bit ridiculous considering the words that have left Donald Trump’s dung ridden mouth. But still, that is something to be aware of if you decide to pick up this collection. I appreciate Finley’s turning to her own art in order to adequately respond to the wretched and loathsome people of this country, from Donald Trump and his administration to the reprehensible dimwith who voted for him. I appreciated this book for what it is, but it definitely made me feel pretty awful about the state of the world and while the depression isn’t a direct relation to this collection of poetry, both it and this book are symptoms of the appalling state of this country.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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