Like all of Zadie Smith’s books, Feel Free
is an illuminating glimpse into the prolific mind of living literary legend. A thematically kindred follow-up to the highly celebrated Swing Time
, Smith’s latest is an immersive compilation of commentary on books, art, and film and heartfelt homages to icons like David Bowie and Prince. Although many of the essays in this collection were written during Obama’s presidency, Smith’s perceptiveness and ability to uncover what rests at the center of our culture’s political predicament, past and present, make the pages of Feel Free
timeless. With piercing wisdom and precision, Smith’s essays challenge its reader to not merely think about freedom but to meditate on what freedom—and the lack thereof—feels like. As always, her work will teach you something new about yourself.