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

  • 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 ...
  • Gail
    Sep 21, 2018
    I read some of this collection; the stories I read were pretty good, so I might pick the book up again in the future to finish it. Also, there was some interesting art to look at. All in all, I guess I'd give it a "thumbs up" for other readers. (The date I entered below for "date finis...
  • 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...
  • Luci
    Sep 02, 2018
    While I agree politically with the sentiments of the book, very few of the stories were very good. I liked some of the cartoons but as a work of literature, this fell a little flat for me. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Joe
    Sep 26, 2018
    Interesting book and some stories are spot on. There were a couple of stories that I could not relate to the book's purpose however this was probably me and my understanding rather then those stories in relation to the contents of the book. ...
  • 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
    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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Patricia
    Oct 31, 2018
    I appreciated many of the thoughtful stories in this collection. My very favorite was a short piece by Alice Walker titled "Don't Despair." ...
  • 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...
  • Tracy St Claire
    Jul 07, 2018
    I am glad to see a volume that gives all the proceeds to the ACLU, with writers supports its work donating their entries. I wish I bought this retail now, instead of library-borrowing. The entries were varied in quality as you can expect, but most were top notch as all the entries w...
  • Zoe's Human
    Dec 08, 2018
    It Occurs to Me That I Am America is a decent attempt at a multicultural anthology in response to the election of Trump. Regrettably, the voices within are still predominantly white and cisgender voices despite offering greater diversity than most other collections. Given the topic of ...
  • MELISSIA LENOX
    Nov 16, 2018
    A salute to all of the beauty, love, knowledge, and grace bequeathed to those who value the lives and futures of all humans. To be human is to be vastly different and yet, the same. ...
  • Starla Nichols
    Dec 07, 2018
    This is an amazing read. It took me much longer to read. As the library had only a 2 week check out option and I had to renew it 5 times to finish, But I finally did. (It took a month for me to rad, but I also had it checked out with other books so it took some time to begin it as well...
  • Tracey Gemmell
    Oct 27, 2018
    A lovely cover and illustrations make you comfortable leaving this on the coffee table for a while. Then you start to read and, of course, are reminded of the current political situation and the reason for this collection's existence. Your shame may see you placing the book on a dark s...
  • Veronica Rivera
    Aug 01, 2018
    This book is a hodgepodge of all kinds of American writers that reflect what America is today a melting pot of several cultures that call America home. This book was published at the year mark of the current administration in Washington and reflects points of view and stories along wit...
  • Jim Flores
    Sep 19, 2018
    Great stories and taht of Julia alvarez, DiIonno and Ha Jin particularly stand out. ...
  • 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 ...