Solo by Anita Lo
Solo by Anita Lo
Are you a lover of early 1800s, or Regency Era history?
Try Books 1-5 Regency Life Series by Suzi Love. #Regency #nonfiction #amwriting
WIP excerpt of “They Come From the Hills,” nonfiction horror Short Story written by me! It has a heavy presence of mental health as a topic, specifically my own and my experiences with schizophrenia. Let me know what you think! If you would like the full story, message me and I’ll link you! <3
“Every addiction story wants a villain. But America has never been able to decide whether addicts are victims or criminals, whether addiction is an illness or a crime. So we relieve the pressure of cognitive dissonance with various provisions of psychic labor - some addicts got pitied, others get blamed - that keep overlapping and evolving to suit our purposes: Alcoholics are tortured geniuses. Drug addicts are deviant zombies. Male drunks are thrilling. Female drunks are bad moms. White addicts get their suffering witnessed. Addicts of color get punished. Celebrity addicts get posh rehab with equine therapy. Poor addicts get hard time. Someone carrying crack gets five years in prison, while someone driving drunk gets a night in jail, even though drunk driving kills more people every year than cocaine. In her seminal account of mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander points out that many of these biases tell a much larger story about ‘who is viewed as disposable - someone to be purged from the body politic - and who is not.’ They aren’t incidental discrepancies - between black and white addicts, drinkers and drug users - but casualties of our need to vilify some people under the guise of protecting others.”
Leslie Jamison, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
Content warning: Book explicitly deals with death, decay. I mean, did you see the title of the book?
I wish “Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs: Big questions from tiny morals about death” by Caitlin Doughty existed when I was a little kid. Doughty of “Ask a Mortician” fame handles a difficult subject with humor, heart and doesn’t talk down to the reader. And you all know that I loved her memoir, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”
The questions here are all from actual kids, which is incredible. There’s a table of contents in the front so you can go to a specific question or hop around. I read the whole thing in order because I’m wired like that. I loved the cute illustrations, too. Artist Dianne Ruz did lovely work and it fits with the tone.
Where the book stumbles a bit for me is that it feels disjointed. Like I wanted a little more organization and structure to both how the questions were presented. And this is reflected a little bit in the prose too. Sometimes Doughty has a habit of making a joke or comment shortly after a serious issue is raised and it just feels off. Not bad or wrong, but off.
That being said, I think this book (or hell, a book series) should be readily available to kids. We should be better as a society about talking about these issues.
Keep in mind, I’m not a parent, so I can’t give any sort of accurate guidance on which age groups this book is appropriate for. But I tend to think “Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs” could be useful for starting a conversation. And, hey, if they’re asking the questions, they’re old enough to hear the answer, right?
I recommend this. Just try not to read too much of it in a day, as it can feel a little heavy.
The $1,000 Challenge by Brian J. O’Connor
Welcome to Sacramento, California; where your most cherished loved ones, or quite possibly even yourself, could be swept right off of their feet, into a ring of human trafficking.
Authorities simply don’t have the time to care—some of them, no doubt, even in on the scandal.
Where will you wake up? Who will have you at their every whim and financial fancy?
Experience the unforgivably pervasive epidemic in
To be released this January 4th of 2020.
Keep an eye out for flyers near you 📜
#currentlyreading So far this is such an engaging and hard hitting book
“He showed me his Dublin. His landmarks. And I like a scholar of Joyce’s Ulysses mapped the routes, studied their significance.”
Hoping to release the audiobook soon.
#MMA #nonfiction #book #mixedmartialarts #sociology
Back when I had huge forearms and no fear of brain damage.
#MMA #nonfiction #book #lauzon #UnlockingTheCage
The Sedition’s November issue theme is centered around COMFORT.
November brings an air of home, gratitude, & comfort. Share with us stories of where you found your home, how you found it. What’s in that home? Is it your friends or family? Is it the people or the place?
Writers may interpret the theme to their means.
Submissions due Nov. 25!!