Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence is very much what it sounds like.  An intimate look at Solnit’s role in the world as a woman, it is largely a story of the oppression—the invisibility—of women, and it is told with such grace and delicacy, but also with great dignity and strength.  Including her development as a feminist writer in 1980’s San Francisco, the cultures that impacted her there, the origins of a handful of the books she’s authored, and the origin of the desk at which she wrote many of them, this is a memoir—bursting with intellect and insight—that could only have come from the epitome of ferocity that is Rebecca Solnit. Recommended by Mary

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ISBN: 9780593083338
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Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020

"At the same time that [Solnit] describes her forays into her past, she invites us to connect pieces of her story to our own, as a measure of how far we've come and how far we have left to go." —Jenny Odell, The New York Times Book Review