So after my slightly pitiful post yesterday, I decided to go on a hunt of books that I should definitely read. (Note – I do have two huge, teetering stacks of books by my bed, small, less wobbly stacks on tables, and many books out of two libraries – but still why not get more ideas?)
So I googled “Creative Nonfiction Activism” to see what I would get. And the first thing that popped us is Georgia Southern University‘s list of recommended creative nonfiction books, posted by Sonya Huber-Humes. The list ranges from Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men to Bee Lavender‘s Lessons in Taxidermy, a book I had never heard of, to Lauren Slater‘s Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, which is one of my favorite books ever. Huber-Humes’ list seems pretty good to me.
Antioch University’s MFA program also has a great list of recommended books. Their list ranges from Nicholson Baker (whose new nonfiction book about WWII Holy Smoke was just released) to Collette to Luis Alberto Urrea, a writer my father has recently come to adore.
So there are great lists out there. And I’m feeling much better today. I’m off to read (if only I could figure out how to do that in the shower.)
Have a good day,