Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters

Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters Review

New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me.

Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and their own centrality. In Whose Story Is This? Rebecca Solnit appraises what's emerging and why it matters and what the obstacles are.

Title:Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters
Edition Language:English

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  • Thomas

    Another strong essay collection from prolific feminist writer, Rebecca Solnit. In Whose Story Is This?, she tackles an array of topics including voter suppression, climate change, and the ways in whic...

  • Julie Christine

    If I could wave a magic wand over myself, I would create a sparkly ability to orate masterfully, with zinging wit, unshakeable confidence, and an at-my-fingertips command of facts.As it is, my tongue ...

  • Kazen

    4.5 starsI love that Haymarket is publishing Solnit's essays each year, and this collection is a bumper crop. She's at her best when discussing gender and #MeToo is a big theme here, as well as how mo...

  • Tanya

    These were the perfect bite-sized pieces to occupy my time on my daily commute—I usually like to read light fare on the bus, but I found these essays to be perfectly suitable as well, something I co...

  • Sarah

    4.5 rounded upRebecca Solnit's latest essay collection is perhaps best surmised by the author herself in the acknowledgements:This book is, in a sense, transcripts of my side of some conversations wit...

  • Whitney

    Meh. I really wanted and tried to like this... but I didn't.Too one-sided and extreme for me. The examples given seem like she chose them specifically to support her opinions and very rarely ever show...

  • Alyssa Foll

    Another autumn, another collection of essays by Rebecca Solnit. I could get used to this rhythm! Solnit's collection of essays in "Whose Story Is This" focuses on women, immigrants, and the earth (thi...

  • Shari

    I think Rebecca Solnit is one of the great and necessary voices in America, and I want everyone to read her. These essays fill me with both rage and hope, and I guess we need both to survive this coun...

  • Katie Bruell

    This book made me hopeful, made me furious, made me think, and made me laugh. Rebecca Solnit is so brilliant. ...

  • Lucia

    I can honestly say that I'm a better person for reading this book. Read this book, gift this book, make the world a better place. Special thanks to the wonderful woman who lent it to me!...