Already Toast, by Kate Washington

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Part memoir, part call to action, Washington’s Already Toast is a perfect way both to understand and raise awareness of the care economy.  As a full-time home health aide to her cancer-stricken husband, Washington experienced first-hand how all-consuming it is to manage the work of keeping someone alive. She also discovered that she's just one of millions--part of an invisible army of family caregivers in America--whose unpaid labor keeps our troubled healthcare system afloat. Read this book for insight into the vital role that unpaid caregivers play in our society, and why an investment in this infrastructure matters.                                                               
Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America By Kate Washington Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807011508
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Published: Beacon Press - March 16th, 2021

Uncounted by Gilda R. Daniels

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Voting rights are under attack. If we want a fair election, consider this book required reading. Connecting the dots of voter disenfranchisement, voting rights expert Gilda Daniels reveals the cycles of voter suppression from our nation’s founding into present day. Through the lens of her African-American ancestors, Daniels explores the deceptive practices of the past – and draws a direct line to the tactics being used today to disenfranchise voters of color, the poor, students, and the elderly. A sobering history of the continuous assault on access to the ballot box, with new ideas on how we can protect the right to vote.

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America By Gilda R. Daniels Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479862351
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Published: New York University Press - January 28th, 2020

Dangerous Boobies - Caitlin Brodnick

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What is funny about an elective mastectomy? Everything, as it turns out, in this heartwarming memoir from the fearless and, dare I say, *perky* standup comedian Caitlin Brodnick. At age 28, Brodnick chose to have a preventative double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 genetic mutation. Sharing every aspect of her journey – from giving up her nipples, to winning an Emmy for the docuseries produced by Glamour to chronicle her surgery – DANGEROUS BOOBIES is a bold and surprising delight from a writer the Washington Post called “part advocate, part comedian, and part the girl you want to sit next to on the airplane.”

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts By Caitlin Brodnick, Rachel Bloom (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Caitlin Brodnick, Rachel Bloom (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781580056755
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Published: Seal Press - September 12th, 2017