Something should definitely be said for "A GOOD SELL." And after reading Pulitzer prize winner, author and New York Times critic Margo Jefferson's article, Some Books Are Worth Giving; Some Books Are Also Worth Keeping, it's clear that "The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton," by Vivian Gornick and "No Applause – Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous," by Trav S. D. are two must reads and must buys this holiday season.
Here are a few choice quotes (from Jefferson's article) she uses to lure her readers into bookstores
"I love writers who treat thinking as a dynamic process." What a boon to be reminded that politics, like art, demands bold thought and unceasing imagination."
"Books as fine as these never fail to save us from what Stanton called "the solitude of ignorance."
And my favorite…
"Imagine a photographer of the psyche. She studies her subject from all angles."