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We Were Witches Spurred On By Nineties Family Values Campaigns And Determined To Better Herself Through Education, A Teen Mom Talks Her Way Into College Disgusted By An Overabundance Of Phallocratic Narratives And Freytag S Pyramid, She Turns To A Subcultural Canon Of Resistance And Failure Wryly Riffing On Feminist Literary Tropes, It Documents The Survival Of A Demonized Single Mother Figuring Things Out

About the Author: Ariel Gore

ARIEL GORE is the author of We Were Witches The Feminist Press, 2017 , The End of Eve Hawthorne Books, 2014 , and numerous other books on parenting, the novel The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show, the memoir Atlas of the Human Heart, and the writer s guide How to Become a Famous Writer Before You re Dead Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish Bluebird Women and the New Psychology of Happiness in January 2010.

10 thoughts on “We Were Witches

  1. says:

    It s the center of the story told by Atlas of the Human Heart and the End of Eve It s magical realist, magick al, and real It s a woman sweeping out her own path, glorious and bright Read it Read them all.I find Ariel s narrative voice incredibly natural, yet affecting after I read her books and I read them repeatedly , my thoughts move differently When I finished this one, I made a rather fus

  2. says:

    Honest, real, and full of magic A story of a single mother, a woman getting her education, a woman following the magic in a world with pandemic violence against women I am going to be recommending We Were Witches to everyone.

  3. says:

    I was wary of this book because it initially read like some of the disjointed experimental fiction sub memoir I tried to write in college, which automatically made me think it was going to be bad But, thankfully, Ariel Gore is a much, MUCH better writer than I, and I ended up devouring this largely in one sitting It feels particularly timely considering the reemergence of witchcraft into pop culture feminism an

  4. says:

    I loved this so much Set in the early nineties it s kinda memoir fiction about having a baby at 18, going to college, feminism, witchcraft and magic It s about the power of books, family values and slut shaming It s a really easy read, but still has so much going on and is really inspirational There is also a reading list at the back.One of my favourites this year.

  5. says:

    I m so glad I bought this book from my local bookstore instead of getting it from the library It s so magically beautiful that I want to lend it to friends, return to the spells in it and try them myself, and look up all the books on the reading list This is my favorite of any of Ariel s books and that is saying a lot, because her writing is always exquisite We Were Witches just soared to the top of my favorite novels I ve read

  6. says:

    My husband bought this book for me at the recommendation of our local bookstore, A Room of One s Own Madison, WI I haven t read a feminist text that has made me think outside the box so much since collegeAND it was entertaining I ll be searching forfrom this author.

  7. says:

    If you don t like the fairy tales you ve been handed, Ariel, you don t have to conform to them You can reauthor them You can write your story however you choose.We Were Witches by Ariel Gore is part memoir, part fictional story of a single mom in the 90s written in an experimental fragmented way It was captivating to read because I tend to like unconventional books, esp unconventional books about womanhood and critiques of society literature cano

  8. says:

    I like this book because it makes me want to doin the world I never expected to even like this, but I got sucked in This is like a memoir but I just love how it s written It s heart wrenchingly real and reading some sections was like getting punched because of how impactful the words were I want to do better and read up on all the things she reads in the book because it was so thought provoking and I just can t even put into words.It s really intense, but

  9. says:

    Maybe this could be my new genre the memoirist s novel My words could form a magical spell, like an alchemical furnace, built with the conscious intention of transmuting shame into powerWow I don t think I ve ever read anything quite like We Were Witches It s part memoir since the main character is named Ariel Gore and has many of the same life experiences as Ariel has had in real life But it s also part fiction with different elements of magical realism and fairy

  10. says:

    Beautiful, clever, heartbreaking and emboldening Should be mandatory reading for all moms, queers, and Bay Area residentsespecially for those of us who straddle the middle of that Venn diagram.

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