The following is an excerpt from It Occurs to Me That I am American IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA Foreword The idea for this book came together over a weekend not long after the 2016 presidential election. For weeks I had been thinking: What can I do? Then I knew. I presented the idea to Touchstone’s David Falk, who not only said “Yes!” but helped form the book and has been its champion from day one. I knew something else: I wanted the book to give back, to not only be an incredible read and visually dazzling but to put all of the creative work in the service of an organization that has been defending our civil liberties for almost a hundred years, which is exactly what every writer and artist has done by donating his or her royalties to the ACLU. Having led a bifurcated life in art and writing, I … Read more
When: Tuesday January 16: 7:00PM – 8:00PM Where: Strand Books, New York, NY Just in time for the anniversary of the Trump presidency, this thought-provoking anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors. The literary world erupted in righteous anger whe Donald Trump became president elect in November of 2016. Many of America’s foremost writers and artists openly condemn the escapades of the new administration and they’re not about to meekly accept the new state of affairs. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, dozens of the most acclaimed modern writers explore what it means to strive for a truly free democracy. Featuring artwork by some of the most politically active and concious cartoonists and graphic novelists today, this literary anthology is a must read for any citizen of this country concerned for the United State’s well-being. Join us in the Rare Book Room as a panel of … Read more
Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves: Who are the WE in We the People? In It Occurs to Me That I Am America, more than 50 bestselling and award-winning authors and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring and often provocative fiction and art. I am proud to have contributed a piece to this unprecedented anthology, which is being published by Touchstone Books on January 16, 2018, in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) upon the one-year anniversary of the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. Learn more and pre-order It Occurs to Me That I Am America at iamamericabook.com.