Carrie Goldberg has two words for all of the psychos, stalkers, trolls, and pervs of the world: Fuck You. Goldberg’s mission sounds simple—to protect the rights and lives of victims of assault, stalking, harassment, and extortions—but takes the work of an army of lawyers and legal assistants.
First Impressions: Dina Nayeri’s “The Ungrateful Refugee”
In a time of global refugee crises, Nayeri’s book is more important than ever. What does it mean to be a refugee? What does a refugee look like? Where are refugee camps and how does one get there?
“The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls” by Mona Eltahawy
Get angry! Rage against the patriarchy! Scream your beautiful battlecry and declare that you are going to fight back! Fueled by anger, rage, and passion, Eltahawy outlines what she defines as “necessary sins” for every woman and girl to have within them (and without.) TW: rape, sexual assault, and violence
Donna Zuckerberg’s “Not All Dead White Men”
In an era of misappropriation and misrepresentation, Zuckerberg eloquently tackles the ever-growing problem of far-right misogynist communities interpreting ancient Greek and Roman philosophy for their own good. But what impact does this action have on our modern society? And what are the problems inherent in their analysis?
First Impressions: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by Caitlin Doughty
From the morbid to the mortal, Caitlin Doughty introduces us to the world of the funeral home and its employees. Following her work at Westwind, a funeral home and crematory, Doughty describes the people she’s worked with (both dead and alive) and the lessons she’s learned about life and death (but mostly death.)
First Impressions: “How Death Becomes Life” by Dr. Joshua Mezrich
A powerful, scary, and beautiful novel about one of the most daunting fields of surgery: Transplant. Dr. Joshua Mezrich brings readers not only through the history of transplantation but also through the present. Successes, failures, and complications all rise through this gripping story.
Fall 2019 Reading List
While spending time abroad in Melbourne, I've made a mental note not to buy too many books since I’d have to take them all back home with me. This advice did not last long. Here is a collection of titles I’ve added to my reading list since the beginning of August.