The rise of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America has spawned a new cottage industry in the book writing field. The book, Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, is the first of many resistance books hitting the shelves. The range of subjects covers many aspects of resistance. It goes from tell-alls to how-tos. Here is some of what is coming out very soon.
As Written and Reported By HILLEL ITALIE for the Associated Press:
At The Booksmith in San Francisco, they’re trying to keep up with all the anti-Trump releases and other works of the “resistance.”
“It’s staggering, the number of books,” says store manager and leader buyer Camden Avery. “Politics has a much more prominent place in our store and for our customers than we’ve had for a long time.”
The rise of Donald Trump has been mirrored by an expanding literary genre that will intensify in 2018, with dozens of new works expected, on top of the dozens from last year. Books of “resistance” will include guides to activism, reflections on democracy, investigations of Russian interference in last year’s election and legal analysis, along with poetry and fiction.
Trump’s election revived interest in such classic Dystopian novels as “1984” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and an upcoming compilation, “It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art,” also uses narrative as a form of social consciousness. The book, which will help support the American Civil Liberties Union, includes original material by such popular authors as Neil Gaiman and Mary Higgins Clark.
“I asked that contributors write stories and fiction because I didn’t want more political rhetoric,” says the book’s editor, Jonathan Santlofer. “I wanted to do something people would enjoy reading and holding and looking at. A story is something that can convey feeling and even a message without being more polemic.”
This month marks not just the 1-year anniversary of Trump’s presidency, but also of the massive women’s marches staged the day after his inauguration. “Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World” includes essays by Roxane Gay, Ashley Judd and America Ferrera. “Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World,” by activist and Women’s March speaker Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, features “proven tactics, policy solutions and strategies any woman can use to build her power.”
Several new works will address challenges to our system of government. “How Democracies Die,” by Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, traces the demise of political rights in countries around the world. David Frum’s ……..
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