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And essays we love more—Google Alerted us to this fun essay by Michelle Rafferty on the Oxford University Press blog: “Read Bossypants Like a Fancypants.” “We’re going to trick our book clubs into thinking we’re literary geniuses,” she proposes, by applying key elements of modern literary criticism—Irony, Imagery, Allusion, Allegory, and, of course, Sexual Politics—to Tina Fey’s book.

As someone who once considered joining both academe and a book club, and fled in terror from both, I love this idea enough to invite myself along. Michelle: call me! I’ll bring the wine.

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