|Pages/Publication Date:||464 / 2018|
In this essay collection—a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and the winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award—Zadie Smith dives into questions we immediately recognize: What is Facebook really about? Why do we love libraries? What will we tell our grandchildren about our collective failure to address global warming? Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the works of Swiss novelists, Smith is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, incisive, and never less than delightful company.
"[Smith's] new book is lively, intelligent and frequently hilarious, and proves that she's one of the brightest minds in English literature today…. She considers Brexit and Key & Peele, J.G. Ballard and Jay-Z, Billie Holiday and Justin Bieber…. Reading Feel Free is a lot like hanging out with a friend who's just as at home in a museum as she is binge-watching a sitcom."—NPR