It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art Review

In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors—including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child—with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

When Donald Trump claimed victory last November, the US literary world erupted in indignation. Many of America’s leading writers and artists openly resist the current administration’s dogma and earliest policy moves, and they’re not about to go gently into that good night. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, more than thirty of the most acclaimed modern writers consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy—through fiction.

Featuring artwork by some of today’s best known artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists—including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl—who cover political, social, and cultural issues, this anthology is a beautiful, enduring collection that will resonate with anyone concerned with the contest for our American soul.

Title:It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Andrea

    I wanted to like this book so bad.  I was so excited when it was released.  A collection of fiction and art themed around a liberal and timely political message?  Yes, please.  My high expectation...

  • Ella McCrystle

    This book is a direct result of the current President of the United States and the sheer terror that many feel since the election of 2016. The general idea seems to have been: gather up nearly every w...

  • Lee

    This is a collection of short stories and art by noted American writers and artists who donated their royalties to the ACLU. Some stories are strong and very timely commentaries about the turn our gov...

  • H. Dair Brown

    Full disclosure: I cherry-picked the authors I wanted to read in this one. It’s a nice mix of essays and fiction and art. Definitely on the bleak/frustrated side, but it’ll make you think and a lo...

  • Touchstone Books

    We are incredibly proud to be publishing this collection in support of the ACLU. For more information check out iamamericabook.com! ...

  • Susan Dunham

    I really wanted to like this, but just couldn’t. Some of the short stories were good, others just bad, and no cohesion woven among them. Missed the mark for me. ...

  • ems

    like most anthologies --- when it's good, it's very good & when it's bad, it's very bad. at least the proceeds to this one go to the ACLU. ...

  • Charlie Shaw

    An anti-conservative and anti Trump collection of stories that are very eye-opening.Do read it if you are against most of the things that Trump is for. Trumperites - no....