WIP still has funds from our “Readers Review” grant. Each month we publish a list of books (see right column). If you’d like to be considered to review one of them, email us and put BOOK REVIEW in the subject line. We will buy the book (or reimburse you if you buy it) and pay $50 if the review is accepted. If any of these books looks interesting, let us know. Or propose a book yourself.
The Constitution of Knowledge, Jonathan Rauch. Clear explanations of how and why disinformation spreads, showing how every American can help defend objective truth and free inquiry necessary for a democratic culture.
Conundrum, Jan Morris. Trans is not new. This is the forthright and tender account of a 10-year journey (1964–74) begun by James Morris to becoming the woman Jan Morris.
Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret, Catherine Coleman Flowers. Flowers evolved from country girl to student organizer to champion of environmental justice to write this story of communities across America coping with criminally deficient housing and worse sanitation.
Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home, Lynda Mapes. A tale of orcas and their habitat, intelligence and culture, told by an extraordinary story-teller and writer, accompanied by stunning graphics.
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, Anand Gopal. In a couple hundred pages, lays out who, what, when and how of the US war through the lives and perspectives of three Afghans.