Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including a trilogy of atlases and the books The Mother of All Questions, Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's.
"A searing and super smart call-to-arms that takes on a range of
social and political problems in America--from racism and misogyny
to climate change and Donald Trump--Call Them by Their True
Names features Solnit's signature wit, humor, honesty, and
incisive commentary, and beneath it all, a focus on progress and
hope." --Poets & Writers "Solnit [is] a
powerful cultural critic: as always, she opts for measured
assessment and pragmatism over hype and hysteria."
"Solnit is careful with her words (she always is) but never so much that she mutes the infuriated spirit that drives these essays."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Rebecca Solnit is a treasure." --Marketplace "Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy." --ELLE "Rebecca Solnit is the voice of the resistance." --New York Times Magazine "No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium." --Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org "Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." --The New Republic