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As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock By Dina Gilio-Whitaker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807028360
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Published: Beacon Press - March 31st, 2020

If you are looking for further knowledge on the necessity of indigenized environmental justice, or to just better yourself overall as an environmentalist within the so-called United States, look no further. This book changed my life and changed the way I view environmentalism.

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Just Kids: A National Book Award Winner By Patti Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

As a lover of photography, music, and the New York punk scene of the 60's and 70's, this book was made for me. Patti Smith's poeticism seeps into every aspect of her storytelling - I could read her words on Robert Mapplethorpe and love and loss over and over. As Joan Didion said on the front flap of this copy, "This book is so honest and pure as to count as a true rapture."

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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk By Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802125361
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Published: Grove Press - August 9th, 2016

Required reading for punk music lovers (in my measly opinion). Do not read if you want to maintain respect for David Bowie!

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Room to Dream By David Lynch, Kristine McKenna Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399589218
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 11th, 2019

David Lynch is one of my favorite artists of all time, and this peek into his life (and brain) was an absolute joy. Bouncing between biography and autobiography, the interplay between McKenna and Lynch never falters. I didn't want this book to end.