WIP still has funds from our “Readers Review” grant. Each month we publish a list of books. 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.
Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, Rupa Marya & Raj Patel. Hard to put down—explores and reveals the interconnectedness of our current political, social and environmental arrangements on our health and wellbeing.
What Orwell Didn’t Know: Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics, Andras Szanto, ed. Essays that take as their point of departure George Orwell’s 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language.”
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, who is an extraordinary writer and traveller.
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.