As an inaugural novel for my Reading Women Writers series, The Golden Notebook is both perfect and daunting. Perfect, in that since its first publication in 1962 it has inspired generations of women, has a female author as the protagonist, and addresses themes of writing. Daunting because it is a novel of such richness, depth, […]

Reading Women Writers

Over the years I have certainly seen my fair share of articles and posts based on the premise that straight men don’t read novels written by women. Ester Bloom at Slate finally had enough of this narrative that self-perpetuates based on anecdotal accounts and wrote an excellent piece entitled “Stop Saying That Men Don’t Read […]

“A fair trial in a fair tribunal is a fundamental constitutional right.” Few times have I been as risen to anger and disgust at the United States legal system and corporate greed and arrogance as I was while reading Laurence Leamer’s The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption. The narrative is […]

Blog Action Day 2010: Aqua Shock #BAD10

This post is a review I first published last year which is pertinent to this year’s Blog Action Day topic. Aqua Shock: The Water Crisis in America by Susan J. Marks provides an analysis of the emerging water crisis in America by looking at its causes, governing structures, and potential solutions. The United States uses […]

Microserfs, History, and Revisionism

While going through some books for an upcoming piece about work ethic, I noticed a series of questions I wrote after this passage in Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs: “And the continuing democratization of memory can only accelerate the obsolescence of history as we once understood it. History has been revealed as a fluid intellectual construct, susceptible […]

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