Review: Cat Person author's debut book is full of nastiness

The good guy a story from the author of cat person new quiz show with the governess By Claire Fallon Scout Press In 1971, Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo hired 18 young people for what was intended to be a two-week experiment. In a mock prison in the basement of Stanford University, he split them into two groups of nine, assigning one to be the guards and the other to be the prisoners. In just six days, the experiment was called off; the conditions for prisoners had deteriorated so rapidly and the randomly chosen guards had so quickly turned to perversely cruel punishments that continuing the simulation was judged to be untenable. The Stanford Prison Experiment was an instant media sensation and, in the ensuing decades, a cornerstone of psychology education. The message of the experiment, as journalist Ben Blum outlined on Medium last year , was politically convenient. The stark result of the simulation, with all it claimed to reveal about our craven lust for power, offered expedient rationales for the Holocaust, as well as a damning indictment of imprisonment as a concept. [PUNIQGOOGLESNIPMIX-1

In its outlines, the plot seems standard enough. Twenty-year-old college student Margot begins a brief, frustratingly hot-and-cold relationship with the older Robert, vacillating between affection and revulsion as she tries to read his motives; when she finally gives up and breaks it off, his reaction exposes him as a boring misogynist. Did its page views reflect its objective superiority over all other contemporary fiction? Books about shitty men constitute one of a handful of literary movements responding to contemporary American society, along with Young Adult authoritarian dystopias, poems about drones, cli-fi , and stories about technology leaving us lonely or dead.

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Jan 31, 2019 Larry H rated it really liked it Wow, what a crazy collection of short stories this was!! Kristen Roupenian's debut collection, You Know You Want This , is at turns frank, brutal, disturbing, kinky, poignant, emotional, and eye-opening. Her stories are about relationships of all kinds—parental, romantic, sexual, those between friends and lovers, and even those between relative strangers.


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