Theresa Forsman

Mortality

  Author: Christopher Hitchens (2012, Twelve, Hachette Book Group) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman             Christopher Hitchens took on death much the same way he took on life—with an unsparing, combative gaze, an absence of sentimentality, and a deep need to figure it out by writing it down. Mortality is what he
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In This Timeless Time

  Authors: Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian (2012, University of North Carolina Press) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman                 If there are fates worse than death, spending decades in a cage with little to do but wait for that death is surely one of them. If capital punishment is “cruel and unusual,” as many
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True Wealth

Author: Juliet Schor (2011, Penguin Group; titled Plenitude in hardcover, which was published by the Center for a New American Dream in 2010) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman                Change or die. It’s one of the laws of evolution that got the human species where it is today and one that will determine our
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Not Working: The Stories Behind the Unemployment Statistics

  Author D.W. Gibson (2012, Penguin Books) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman          More than 12 million Americans are unemployed today. That’s 12 million stories of being laid off, fired, riffed or downsized, 12 million stories of what happens when the job goes away. Sixty of those stories, from Southern California
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