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Whose Story Is This?
Old Conflicts, New Chapters

New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me.

Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and their own centrality. In Whose Story Is This? Rebecca Solnit appraises what's emerging and why it matters and what the obstacles are.

  • “Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading.” 
    The New Republic

    “Rebecca Solnit is the voice of the resistance.”
    New York Times Magazine

    “In these times of political turbulence and an increasingly rabid and scrofulous commentariat, the sanity, wisdom and clarity of Rebecca Solnit’s writing is a forceful corrective. Whose Story Is This? is a scorchingly intelligent collection about the struggle to control narratives in the internet age.” 
    —Alex Preston, The Guardian

    “Solnit's passionate, shrewd, and hopeful critiques are a road map for positive change.”
    —Kirkus Reviews

    “Solnit’s exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy.”

    “Rebecca Solnit reasserts herself here as one of the most astute cultural critics in progressive discourse.”
    Publishers Weekly

    "No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium."
    —Bill McKibben, founder of

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