By Kathleen Adamson, June 20, 2022 Heroin: An Illustrated History, Susan C. Boyd, Fernwood Publishing, May 15, 2022, 176 pp, $34.00 (June 20, 2022) Susan Boyd’s comprehensive and compassionate Illustrated History of Heroin is a welcome addition to the growing wave of scholarship on drug use, drug addiction, and the role of drugs in social … [Read more...] about ￼Heroin: What came first—the suffering or the criminalization?
￼The Smart NonProfit : Staying Human-Centred in an Automated World
By Katherine Verhagen Rodis, June 20, 2022 The Smart NonProfit : Staying Human in an Automated World, Beth Kanter and Allison Fine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2022. 216 pp., $34.00 In The Smart NonProfit , Beth Kanter and Allison Fine offer a smart tech solution for freeing up staff time for more meaningful tasks and restoring their often off-kilter sense of … [Read more...] about ￼The Smart NonProfit : Staying Human-Centred in an Automated World
￼Is America’s next civil war already in progress?
by Kathleen Adamson, March 14, 2022 The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future, Stephen Marche, Simon & Shuster, January 24, 2022, 200 pp, $27.00 “What if America is already in the middle of an armed uprising and we just haven’t noticed? What if we’re just not used to armed uprisings happening in places we know?” The Next Civil War by … [Read more...] about ￼Is America’s next civil war already in progress?
Nora Loreto and her book Spin Doctors are here to tell us how we got here
By Kathleen Adamson, January 24, 2022 Spin Doctors: How the Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-10 Pandemic, Nora Loreto, Fernwood Publishing, November 1, 2021, 368 pp., $35.00 “You know how this all turns out. You know whether the Delta or Lambda variant trigger a fall wave in Canada. You know if the Omega variant ever comes to pass. You know what October 2021 … [Read more...] about Nora Loreto and her book Spin Doctors are here to tell us how we got here
Cid Brunet, A Stripper’s Memoir: One woman’s tour through humankind
By Gail Picco December 20, 2021 This is my real name: A stripper’s Memoir, Cid Brunet, Arsenal Pulp Press, November 2, 2021, 320 pp., $22.95 This last time I visited a strip club was with a group of friends on a party evening, sometime in the mid to late aughts. We ordered a $99 bottle of Freixenet, which sells for $13.95 at the liquor store, and … [Read more...] about Cid Brunet, A Stripper’s Memoir: One woman’s tour through humankind