Nonfiction Books

38120317BMy book “Beyond Us and Them: How To Communicate Across Political Divides” will be published in late March 2018 by Skinny Bottle Press.  Before March 30, 2018, you can enter to win a free copy through a Goodreads giveaway.

This book doesn’t offer a failsafe guide to constructive dialogue. I don’t believe such a thing exists. It does offer some suggestions for learning to understand our own motives as well as the motives of folks who disagree with us, some techniques for holding conversations that don’t devolve into shouting matches, and some resources for further reading and practice.      Read more about this book here

34935175My book “A Wary Welcome: The History of US Attitudes toward Immigration” was published in April 2017 by Skinny Bottle Press.  Before April 20,2018, you can enter to win a free copy through a Goodreads giveaway.

Americans are arguing fiercely over immigration. Does welcoming newcomers make us less or more safe? Does diversity dilute or enrich our culture? How do immigrants affect our economy? Is our moral obligation to take in refugees and asylum seekers, or to make sure that they don’t make life harder for already-established citizens in any way? What does it mean to be an American?
This debate is as old as the United States. This country was settled by successive waves of immigrants. As each group established itself, it began to wonder about newcomers.
This book is an introduction to the rich and tangled history of American immigrants and American responses to immigration.   Read more about this book here

(These were books written for hire. I appreciate the opportunity to write about subjects I love, get paid and maybe get read… I also don’t have control over cover design or sales language on Amazon or Goodreads. Though that may be a good thing; as this website shows, marketing is not my gift.)