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  1. Top keywords for this week’s Buttered offerings: ‘Artisanal,’ ’Rich and creamy,’ ‘Hand-churned by our sleek, muscle-bound writers.’

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  2. I think Nicole already put this in one of her link roundups, but frankly I'm not done being excited about this yet. What's most appealing – and perhaps surprising – about the sequel to the 2012 hit is the overriding sense of inclusiveness and acceptance. The film's already been called 'body positive' and 'sex positive', praised for its focus on diversity and female desire. For what's essentially a buddy road…

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  3. All we care about is Roxane. Have a great weekend.

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  4. You cannot possibly understand how bad I am at keeping news to myself, nor what a toll keeping this particular news took on my frail and mortal frame, but please share in my joy: Roxane Gay is coming to The Toast, where she will be running our very first vertical, The Butter. She's officially starting on October 15th, and there will be plenty more details to come, but in the meantime please join me in dancing excitedly…

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  5. If you’re new, you can catch up here. I am so happy you have made it this far with us. You are now free (were you ever hampered in any way) of concerns about spoilers or getting ahead of yourself. Please feel free to talk about any aspect of the novel, but I INSIST we cover the following: 1. Lorraine. A graduate-level seminar on Lorraine. A casting session…

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  6. If you’re new, you can catch up here and here. Okay, so I'm, you know, obviously filling in for Nicole today, and I have to tell you I finished the book like two weeks ago, and I don't really care about the concept of spoilers (I would have been an amazing Greek in the Golden Age, when men were born with the knowledge of the time and manner of their deaths), so if anyone…

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  7. If you're new, you can catch up here. A brief confession, to start: I had really, honestly planned on not getting more than one chunk of text ahead of our official reading, because I think it helps to discuss portions of a book FOR THEMSELVES, without knowledge of what sort of heavy lifting they may be doing for the narrative as a whole, but when I got to the end of Chapter 12, I…

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  8. Welcome, dear ones! I hope you are as excited as I am to begin our book club discussion of Roxane Gay's brilliant debut novel An Untamed State. As soon as I read the first few pages, I knew it would be a perfect fit for our readers. I mean, heads up, this is not a novel about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, which Roxane helpfully lays out for you in her opening paragraph:…

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  9. Men We Reaped, by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, is a book about how place and home can shape lives indelibly. This memoir is a story of a grief so profound because those being grieved were cherished so keenly. It is a remembrance of five black men who died too young, and a chronicle of how a family grew together and fell away from one another but never came truly apart. Men We…

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  10. Roxane Gay (who writes dynamite movie reviews), in her first piece for The Nation, takes on another glaring editorial omission: The Los Angeles Review of Books is most diverse, with 12.9 percent of their review coverage going to books written by writers of color. Bookforum brings in the rear at 8.7 percent and NPR and The New York Review of Books are tied, with 10.7 percent of their coverage going to books written…

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  11. Roxane Gay's last not-so-guilty pleasure was The Fast and the Furious. I love romantic comedies. They get a bad rap that’s not entirely deserved. They are terrible because we want them to be terrible. We want them to lie to us about romance and being swept off our feet and happy endings, so many pretty little lies. It’s not that I believe love actually happens the way Hollywood pretends it does. I’m too…

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  12. When I look at some of the fiction I’ve written, it’s not really surprising that as a young girl, I was obsessed with V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic. Wealth! Children! An attic turned into a playground! Evil grandmother and eviler mother! Incest! I still cannot eat powdered donuts and am very suspicious of all white powdery substances. I wore my paperback copy of Flowers in the Attic out. I still have it; the spine…

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  13. There is a moment in The Fast and the Furious, when Dominic “Dom” Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, struts, chest erect, to his classic American muscle car because he’s real angry. He’s wearing a t-shirt stained with dirt and blood, his face is set, and there is purpose in his stride. Someone has to pay. A friend of his has been killed and Dom is the kind of man who believes in settling scores, particularly…

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