Author(s): Sady Doyle
The female trainwreck is a familiar figure to us all: she's Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is as old (and as powerful) as feminism itself, and Doyle's book is a fierce, intelligent, deeply-researched investigation of a centuries-old phenomenon. Who is the trainwreck? What are her crimes? And, in an age when social media makes public figures of us all, what does it mean for the rest of us?
Sady Doyle founded the blog Tiger Beatdown in 2008. Her work has appeared in "In These Times," "The Guardian," Elle.com, "The Atlantic, "Slate, Buzzfeed, Rookie, and lots of other places around the Internet. She won the first-ever Women s Media Center Social Media award by popular vote in 2011 and lives in Brooklyn, New York."Trainwreck"is her first book."