Angela Chen: Ace (2020, Beacon Press) 5 stars

Catches Up to Itself by the End

4 stars

I struggled with the middle chapters in this book. It's almost as if the author (and she admits as much in some places) is still struggling with her own internalized -isms and using the book to work through them. Some choices in language and examples reveal unexamined biases, and put me off from the reading, and there are too many names/examples throughout the book for me to keep track of. The end chapters of the book redeem themselves though, talking much more openly and expressively about challenging relationship norms, showing ways in which others have done that challenging, and ending on really uplifting examples and language for both those coming to terms with their own ace identity or exploring and learning about the community.