Read ➵ We Were Witches Author Ariel Gore –

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

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 affecti

  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 e

  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

  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

  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 expe

  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

  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 sin

  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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