Natalie Brown is an Austin-based writer and fiction candidate in Texas State University’s MFA program. She serves as the Reviews Editor for Porter House Review and is a lifelong Astros fan and dog lover. You can follow her on Twitter @nataliekins.
Content by Natalie Brown
The Scamming of the Self: On Jia Tolentino’s “Trick Mirror”
BY Natalie Brown
Tolentino turns each topic around like a Rubik’s Cube, looking at it from every side, rearranging possibilities but never quite solving the puzzle. That there is no ultimate solution isn’t a defect of these essays. The inherent ouroboros of logic at work here enhances rather than detracts from the structure and power of Tolentino’s ideas; there may be no satisfactory solutions, but that shouldn’t stop us from contemplating the problems.