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Whose Story Is This?
Whose Story Is This?: Essays at the Intersection | Rebecca Solnit
18 posts | 5 read | 16 to read
New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me.
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BekaReid
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Yes! Both of Our Shared Shelf's next selections are on my TBR, and I even picked up a copy of the tagged book in September but haven't gotten to it yet. I guess now would be a good time. 😉

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Eyelit
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Making some progress on my #nonfictionnovember stack this chilly Friday evening. The kittehs are ensuring I both stay warm and don‘t move for a while 😹 #catsoflitsy #fridaynightdoneright 😄

LauraJ Good tabbies! 2w
Aimeesue Solnit! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
ChasingOm Good cats! 2w
Soubhiville They look really cozy. One good thing about chilly weather is extra snuggles! 1w
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Caterina
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I don't have photographic proof but I met Rebecca Solnit tonight and had a conversation with her during a break in the Sunrise Movement's Hope Amidst Crisis event in San Francisco tonight! Here she is giving the keynote. Last night Naomi Klein and tonight Rebecca Solnit. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Two heroes who have been so formative for me. So full of fire and hope for climate justice right now. 🥰😍😭🔥❤️🌲🌍

TrishB So lucky 👍🏻 2mo
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ManyWordsLater
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🙌🙌🙌🙌

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Eyelit
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When it‘s been a long week, sometimes only a cupcake and a new book can soothe the soul. And also photobombing cats 😹 #catsoflitsy #treatyoshelf

(And yes, I‘m still on a #bookbuyingban - but this one was a preorder I‘d forgotten about that just came today... so...)😂 #idonthaveaproblem #reallyidont

Aimeesue Solnit! Love her. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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HAPPY #PUBDAY🎉
5/5🌟Solnit does it again! This essay collection is brilliant and insightful. She tackles political to personal with such grace. In these essays Solnit writes about our current culture, politics, climate change, social and cultural change and more. I found her outlook and optimism on large group movements over individual heroes quite interesting. All in all she is one smart woman and talented writer.Reccomended Reading!#bookreview

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BekaReid
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"We live inside ideas. Some are shelters, some are observatories, some are windowless prisons. We are leaving some behind and entering others."
#TBR Excited for this book after reading: https://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-progress-is-not-inevitable-it-takes-work/

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AlexGeorge
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As excellent and as relevant as you would expect from Solnit. I‘ve read most of her work and this is unquestionably among her strongest books. Highly recommended.

Suet624 Just saw George Hodgman raving about you on his Facebook page. :)
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AlexGeorge @Suet624 George is wonderful! He wrote a fabulous blurb for my new novel. 4mo
Suet624 That‘s great! I loved his book so much. I hand it out to friends all the time. 4mo
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Beachesnbooks
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June reading wrap-up! I finished 7 books, but a lot of those were shorter books & I felt very reading slump-y overall. Hoping that July will be better! 🤞🏼

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A successful month nevertheless, hopefully July bring you some more engaging reads. 💖📖💖 5mo
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AlexGeorge
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“This country has room for everybody who believes that there‘s room for everybody.”

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Caterina
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Review https://bookandstitch.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/whose-story-is-this/
Another Rebecca Solnit essay collection that speaks to the current moment with long-sighted wisdom and hope. She writes with contagious optimism about the power of groups rather than individual “heroes” and the unnamed many who work for slow cultural change, leading to watershed moments (like #MeToo). She inspires hope with her patient wisdom and clear writing. Five stars!

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Caterina
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It looks like pleasant weather to sit outside reading, but it's 95°F. I'm not going to make it long out here, but I was just dying to be outside. I'm about to finish the tagged book, it will be 13/12 for my #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC, and I'll put up a review tomorrow. I'm at 10/24 hours for the #24B4Monday, but @DGRachel and I and anyone else who wants to join in are going to shoot for #24B4Tuesday because of the holiday! 😊 @wanderinglynn

DGRachel It‘s crazy hot here, too, so I‘ll be joining you from my air conditioned living room. 😆 6mo
Caterina @DGRachel Thank goodness for air conditioning! 😂 6mo
Emilymdxn It‘s even hot in Britain! Well, by British standards - 70something Fahrenheit and humid in a treacly way. 6mo
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Caterina @Emilymdxn Haha I was tempted to laugh at you considering the 70s hot, but then I remembered that I start freezing around the low 60s so who am I to speak. 😂 Also I had to Google treacle because I couldn't remember what that was. 😂 6mo
Emilymdxn Lol very different places! I had to google the Celsius Fahrenheit conversion - but the temperature at which I start feeling too ill to function is probably around 77 Fahrenheit. I‘m good with cold - I‘ve happily gone on holiday to a place that was round -15 Fahrenheit with a big scarf and an extra jumper, I just didn‘t evolve for heat 😅 6mo
Caterina @Emilymdxn You're definitely suited to your climate! Where I grew up (in South Carolina, now I'm in North Carolina) it was regularly over 100°F in the summers, which is about the point where I really start melting. 🥵 I don't think I could handle -15 F, I barely survived two weeks in New York when it was like 15 F. 😂 6mo
Emilymdxn I go on a lot of cold holidays! My bf studied in Montreal and this year we we went to Poland - I‘m fine with snow! I‘m allergic to almost all brands of suncream and the only type I‘ve found I‘m not allergic to can‘t be sold in the US for some regulatory reason 😞😞 so whenever I visit in the heat I have to arrive with a suitcase full of suncream and hide under huge hats (edited) 6mo
Reviewsbylola If it‘s 95, the only outdoor place I‘m reading from is the pool. 😆 6mo
BookwormAHN Its 92 here. Definitely no reading outside 😸 6mo
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Caterina
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"It's kind of like The Hunger Games, whose author could imagine violently overthrowing an old order...but not creating a new one that's different, or doing anything political with a larger group that's not corrupt and hardly worth the bother. Thus, at the drab end of The Hunger Games, Everdeen goes off and has babies with her man in a horribly rugged-individualist Little House on the Prairie nuclear-family-in-the-nuclear-ruins way." #ARC

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Caterina
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Good morning Litsy and especially my new followers! 🤗❤️ Reading and loving this #ARC (advanced reader copy) from #Edelweiss on the porch with #Pippin. Soon I'll go for an #audiowalk with him for the #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC. I'm at 5 hours out of 24 for the #24B4Monday #readathon. #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy #Haymarket @wanderinglynn @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @RadicalReader @Clwojick

Clwojick Sounds like a lovely Saturday ♥️ 6mo
kspenmoll I just love Rebecca Solnit‘s body of work. Happy Saturday to you & Pippin! (edited) 6mo
BookwormAHN He is so cute 💚 6mo
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Emilymdxn Great day! I LOVE Rebecca solnit 6mo
wanderinglynn Hello Pippin! ❤️🐶 And what a lovely Saturday. Enjoy! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid 5 hours is a wonderful start! 💗 6mo
RadicalReader Good morning!! Absolutely awesome!! Beautiful pup too 6mo
jb72 Great job! 6mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the rest of the Readathon. 6mo
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Caterina
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Kicked off the #24B4Monday #readathon with some reading on the porch after my early morning run/walk! Loving this #ARC from #Edelweiss, it's exactly the nonfiction essay collection I needed in my life right now. #Haymarket @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

RadicalReader Early morning walks are the best love listening to audiobooks while walking 6mo
Caterina @RadicalReader I love audiowalks too! When I'm run/walking though I find I have to listen to pump-up music to keep myself going. 😂 But afterwards I can rest and drink water and read! 👍 6mo
Clwojick I missed out on my audiobook this morning during my walk to work, but I got to chat with my best friend so that was nice. ♥️ 6mo
Andrew65 Looks a lovely day! 😀 6mo
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Caterina
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Today is the first day since May 10, the day of my gum graft surgery, that I haven't gone for a walk at all. #BookFitnessChallenge has been working - that's a 9 day streak! - but I needed a rest day. I finished two books and made significant progress on two others today, and I cross stitched, and I bought a cute new pair of shoes. Tomorrow I'll be back to it, but today it was so nice to just sit outside and read for a bit. 💕 #BFC @wanderinglynn

Julsmarshall Sounds like a wonderful and we‘ll-deserved day! Glad you‘re on the mend! 6mo
cobwebmoth You've been doing great! You totally deserve a rest day.❤ 6mo
audraelizabeth You deserved a day of rest. Great job on reading and cross stitching. 6mo
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Chrissyreadit 🥰🙏I‘m impressed with all you‘ve done! 6mo
BethM Awesome! Rest is healthy! 6mo
monalyisha Buying shoes is my favorite. 😉 Second only to sitting outside & reading. 😍 6mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic, you deserved a break 👏🏻 6mo
wanderinglynn A rest day is important! Especially considering you‘re healing. 💜 6mo
dariazeoli Rest days are super important- way to take care of you! 6mo
guinsgirlreads Rest days are necessary! Nice job!! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Rest days are extremely important! I find I usually come back stronger after a rest day. 6mo
Simona Last week I was active for all seven days ... I realized that I need a rest day, so I changed my goals and for now - Friday is the day for being ‘lazy‘. 6mo
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Caterina
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#ARC #Edelweiss #Haymarket "It's easy now to assume that one's perspectives on race, gender, orientation, and the rest are signs of inherent virtue, but a lot of ideas currently in circulation are gifts that arrived recently, through the labors of others. Remembering that people made these ideas, as surely as people made the buildings we live in and the roads we travel on, helps us remember that, first, change is possible, and second...

Caterina ...it's our good luck to live in the wake of this change rather than asserting our superiority to those who came before the new structures, and maybe even to acknowledge that we have not arrived at a state of a perfect enlightenment, because there is more change to come, more that we do not yet recognize that will be revealed." 6mo
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Caterina
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Y'ALL. I seriously teared up a little when I opened this email. I just signed up for Edelweiss+ on a whim a couple days ago and immediately requested this, not feeling very optimistic about getting it, but in the "why I want it" section declaring my love for Haymarket Books (my fav publisher) and Rebecca Solnit, and I GOT ITTTTT. I know what book I'm gonna start reading today! ??❤️ #edelweiss #arc #haymarket

ManyWordsLater Elena Ferrante has an op-ed in the New York Times about women and power and storytelling. Seems like the beginning of an exciting trend 6mo
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