Book Of The Week – The road between my feet by Frank turner

The road between my feet Frank turner Headline publications If i was starting again and planning out my life. I would be quite happy knowing that I would I know little about frank turner by the time interned fifty. It would matter little to me that he was in a band called million dead that … Continue reading Book Of The Week – The road between my feet by Frank turner

Book of the Week: And the weak they must suffer the most by Yanis varoufakis

And the weak they must suffer the most Europe, austerity, and the threat to global stability Yanis varoufakis Vintage books This starts as a history of modern European economics. Providing the foundations for the austerity years. The author, as Greek finance minister for a fleeting 8 months had his own tale of woe, where the … Continue reading Book of the Week: And the weak they must suffer the most by Yanis varoufakis

Janesville An American story by Amy Goldstein

Janesville An American story Amy Goldstein Simon and schuster Janesville is a us town that was once home to a thriving manufacturing industry. It’s claim to fame is that it’s the ancestral home to the founder of the Parker pen. Many stories have been written by those Parker pens and in this computerized world it … Continue reading Janesville An American story by Amy Goldstein

Book of the week: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Panmacmillan I have heard it said that the truth is stranger than fiction. Well in this case that certainly rings true. With the noise emanating from the huge controversy in ireland around the misdiagnosis of cervical cancer only been drowned out by the recent referendum campaign on … Continue reading Book of the week: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Book of the week; Noam Chomsky – Global discontents

Noam Chomsky Global discontents Chomsky and David barsamian Penguin books Where to start with Chomsky? Bad religion introduced me to him with their new world order 7”. Manufacturing consent then came out and for a while I tried to read all I could from him. It helped that maximum rock and roll and even Razorcake … Continue reading Book of the week; Noam Chomsky – Global discontents

Book of the Week – Henry Shefflin: The autobiography

Henry Shefflin The autobiography Penguin press I don’t know why I keep coming back to autobiographies. Well I do, but i shouldn’t. There’s people I admire as sports people, activists, involved in the arts. Because of that I think I need to read about them just because they publish a book. I know what they … Continue reading Book of the Week – Henry Shefflin: The autobiography

Book of the Week – Misogynation

Misogynation The true scandal of sexism Laura bates Simon and schuster Again I’m reading a book that in my utopian world of equality there really should be no need to write. Women experience discrimination and harassment almost daily. Whether that is direct through receiving less pay or opportunities in the workplace or through looks or … Continue reading Book of the Week – Misogynation

Book of the Week – From a low and quiet sea

From a low and quiet sea Donal Ryan Penguin books How many tales of desperation and stories of inhumanity must be told and shared and read before we really start looking after our fellow humans. I heard a good interview with the author who exclaimed his motto in life is to try not to hurt … Continue reading Book of the Week – From a low and quiet sea

Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh

When Skateboards will be free My reluctant political childhood Said Sayrafiezadeh Penguin Press This is not an autobiography but a boys story as he goes from baby to child to adolescent in the shadow of parents active in the socialist workers party. So much of it rings true as the parents set out to change … Continue reading Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh

Book of the week: The dublin docker – Working loves of dublin sea port

The dublin docker Working loves of dublin sea port Aileen o Carroll and don Bennett Irish academic press I was apprehensive about reading this. Something didn’t quite fit, an academic look on working class dublin. An overview of employees of dublin port. I always find it amusing when academics and those born into privilege can … Continue reading Book of the week: The dublin docker – Working loves of dublin sea port