It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art

In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women?s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors?including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child?with an in In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women?s March, this provocative, unprecede...

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Title:It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art
Author:Jonathan Santlofer
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:1501179608
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art Reviews

  • Adele
    May 28, 2018
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  • Deborah
    May 12, 2018
    Eclectic mix of authors and artists donating their words and art to this anthology. Not all is politically-focused; some is merely the representation of different cultural experiences that feed into America. As with any broad collection, some stories are more engaging than others, but ...
  • Cathryn Conroy
    Jun 06, 2018
    This impressive collection of short stories, essays, poetry and art was compiled as a liberal reaction to Donald Trump's presidency and what many perceive to be a slow eroding of our American rights. It is a literary act of resistance! Some top names in American literature participated...
  • Sarah
    Apr 15, 2018
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  • Julia
    Mar 05, 2018
    This is a collection of short stories, poetry, art, essays and graphic novel panels as a reaction to the election of Donald Trump. In just over three pages Mary Higgins Clark, who I don?t think I?ve ever read, writes about a 92 year- old veteran of World War II watching a Veterans ...
  • Jason Robinson
    Feb 24, 2018
    A powerful and accessible anthology of short stories, essays, and art collected by and sponsored by the ACLU in response to the first complete year of the Trump Administration. ...
  • Jen
    Feb 25, 2018
    So, I didn't read every page of this - I went through and looked at all of the art and appreciated it. I also read about 7 of the stories from my favorite authors. At that point I was so depressed I had to stop. I understand the purpose of this and it is a beautiful book both conten...
  • Lee
    Feb 02, 2018
    This is a collection of short stories and art by noted American writers and artists who donated their royalties to the ACLU. Some stories are strong and very timely commentaries about the turn our government has taken since 1/20/17, about challenges to the rights of women, immigran...
  • Dorothy
    May 25, 2018
    I'm astonished that more people did not like this book as much as I did. The title is a line borrowed from a poem by Allan Ginsberg. The book is an anthology of prose and art by some of America's best writers and artists. It was put together shortly after the election of Donald Trump a...
  • Ella McCrystle
    Feb 05, 2018
    This book is a direct result of the current President of the United States and the sheer terror that many feel since the election of 2016. The general idea seems to have been: gather up nearly every writer in the US, ask them to write short fiction, put it all in a big Coffee Table ant...
  • David Melbie
    Feb 27, 2018
    Wholeness. Well-being. Strength. Freedom. Escape. Rescue. Refuge. Spectacular! My favorite was the poem, Hate for Sale, by Neil Gaiman. ...
  • Patti
    Mar 28, 2018
    Good stories from authors well known and unknown to me. A timely read. Reading Together We Rise about the Woman?s March history. ...
  • Linda
    May 19, 2018
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  • Andrea
    Jan 25, 2018
    I wanted to like this book so bad.  I was so excited when it was released.  A collection of fiction and art themed around a liberal and timely political message?  Yes, please.  My high expectations were affirmed as I began reading an inspired introduction from Viet Thanh Nguyen, wh...
  • Diana Puffer
    Jun 13, 2018
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  • H. Dair Brown
    Feb 06, 2018
    Full disclosure: I cherry-picked the authors I wanted to read in this one. It?s a nice mix of essays and fiction and art. Definitely on the bleak/frustrated side, but it?ll make you think and a low hum of hope can be heard under the words and images. ...
  • Touchstone Books
    Dec 05, 2017
    We are incredibly proud to be publishing this collection in support of the ACLU. For more information check out iamamericabook.com! ...
  • Joann
    Mar 26, 2018
    Really a 3.5. I enjoyed it. ...
  • Kirsten
    May 02, 2018
    We get it, you hate Trump. Wow, there are a lot of angry, disturbed people in the US. Not all the stories are political, but enough are that I almost didn't finish this. Two star rating, because I actually did like a few of the stories. ...
  • Bree Taylor
    Feb 25, 2018
    An impromptu pick up at the library that took me MUCH longer to read than I thought it would. As with most anthologies, some of the stories were excellent. Others were just uninteresting. I was particularly moved by a number of stories that will stay with me for life - because of th...
  • Joe
    Mar 20, 2018
    This is a lovely collection? a group of smart and talented artists responding to a dark moment in our collective history. Lots of pieces worth reading, but I was especially struck by Elinor Lipman?s memories of death-camp survivors who came to America, Richard Russo?s fine acount...
  • kb
    Feb 28, 2018
    Full disclosure: I did not listen to every story in this collection. I found myself dragging through around 20-30% into listening, and realized I didn't like one of the narrators. I started skipping through and listened to stories by authors I knew/was more interested in. Overall, this...
  • Carla
    Mar 21, 2018
    I had mixed feelings about this book. Mark Di Ionno's Intersections was outstanding! It was a tender heart-wrenching story that I'll remember for a long time. I was inspired by Vietnam Thanh Nguyen's introduction and Ha Jin's Finally I am an American at Heart. A few of the rest were OK...
  • Sheri Orts
    Jun 10, 2018
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  • Sarah Zareva
    Mar 20, 2018
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  • ems
    Jan 28, 2018
    like most anthologies --- when it's good, it's very good & when it's bad, it's very bad. at least the proceeds to this one go to the ACLU. ...
  • Charlie Shaw
    Jan 31, 2018
    An anti-conservative and anti Trump collection of stories that are very eye-opening. Do read it if you are against most of the things that Trump is for. Trumperites - no. ...
  • Karen Norbut McElhany
    May 11, 2018
    America's idenity is broad and narrow, full of promise and sadness. It is captured in the anthology of short stories and art for our Trump times, the past and future. Well woth the read. ...
  • Susan Dunham
    Feb 18, 2018
    I really wanted to like this, but just couldn?t. Some of the short stories were good, others just bad, and no cohesion woven among them. Missed the mark for me. ...
  • Ben Truong
    Apr 06, 2018
    It Occurs to Me That I Am American: New Stories and Art is an anthology of short stories, poetry, art, essays, cartoonist, and graphic novelists edited by Jonathan Santlofer with a forward written by Viet Thanh Nguyen. This anthology came about shortly after Donald Trump has taken the ...