- Paperback: 406 pages
- Publisher: The Sager Group LLC (September 14, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1950154009
- ISBN-13: 978-1950154005
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
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New Stories We Tell: True Tales By America's New Generation of Great Women Journalists Paperback – September 14, 2019
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PRAISE FOR NEW STORIES WE TELL
"A well-selected anthology of potent stories by formidable women writers."--Kirkus
"I would have killed for this book when I was a young and obsessed reader. I'm now an old and obsessed reader and I can't wait to read (reread) the stories and especially the As Told Tos. I'm honored to be in such amazing company."--Sara Corbett, coauthor, "Becoming by Michelle Obama
"New Stories We Tell is a collection of true stories written by American women journalists. It is a known fact that men dominate the world of nonfiction. This book is different because it brings together the excellent contributions of women journalists on varied topics. I appreciate how the editors celebrate the differences between the writing styles of authors from varied backgrounds. Every story begins with a short biographical account by the writer that helps you to understand the underlying passion and focus of her journalism. Some of the stories are still lingering in my mind after reading the entire book." 4 OUT OF 4 STARS.-- OnlineBookclub.org
Praise for TSG's Women in Journalism Series
"The caliber of work makes The Stories We Tell a master class in long-form journalism."--Kirkus Reviews
"It only took fifty years for the women of long-form journalism to really get their due in an anthology, the newly published The Stories We Tell . . . a feast of great writing by twenty journalists at the top of their game."-- Harvard's Neiman Storyboard
"Newswomen is an excellent start to catch us up on where the women are and what they've been doing all these years, namely, writing award-winning literary journalism that can inspire our students."-- Literary Journalism Studies
"What a treasure trove! The fact that these stories are all written by women makes this book even more intriguing. How won wonderful to be part of this vibrant and beautiful anthology."-- Susan Orlean, author of eight books, including The Orchid Thief
"This is the collection I wish I'd had when I was starting out as a writer. Back then, nonfiction was the purview of men; here's an unequivocal affirmation that it no longer is."-- Elizabeth Kaye, author of six books, including Lifeboat No. 8
"Here's the book you've been missing, the only one you'll need for the next week or two, brimming with tall tales, hairpin turns, and poignant moments, all of them true, and with deftly captured personalities brought vividly to life in these pages."-- Melissa Fay Greene, author of Praying for Sheetrock.
"This is an amazing collection of journalists who just happen to be female--it's a must-read for any and all young writers, a much-needed road map for how to report, write, and think about stories."-- Mimi Swartz, two-time National Magazine Award winner.
More info on the Women in Journalism Series can be found at TheSagerGroup.net.
About the Author
Kaylen Ralph is an independent journalist and writer, a graduate of the journalism program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. In 2013, she co-founded The Riveter, a longform journalism magazine by women. Starting as a research assistant, Kaylen has been working on The Sager Group's Women in Journalism series since 2013. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, she calls Chicago home. You can find more of her work at www.kaylenralph.com.
Joanna Demkiewicz is a co-founder and editorial director of The Riveter, a women's longform lifestyle magazine found both online and in print. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2013. She is the publicist at Milkweed Editions, an independent nonprofit press in Minneapolis. She has written for Vox.com, OfNote.com, Women'seNews.org, and Femsplain.com. Follow her on Instagram @yannademkiewicz and Twitter @yanna_dem.
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This compilation offers a range of topics for a variety of interests—sexy Rachel Uchitel, modern day school segregation in Brooklyn, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop lifestyle for sale, sexual harassment and unequal pay in Silicon Valley, teen vaping—each a groundbreaking report on the topic. What ever happened to that man who was in a coma in San Diego for 17 years after being thrown from a pickup truck crossing the southern border? What’s it like for a young woman to defect from North Korea? Can a black man get justice in small-town Texas?
The women anthologized in NSWT ask questions in pursuit of the truth, fleshing out answers in detailed longform prose that “unfolds like a movie,” in the words of one of the authors. Women turning to medicinal abortions by underground practitioners, elderly folks whose legal guardians rob them blind, mothers of black men shot by police, American teens trying to join ISIS. These are stories beyond the headlines that need more attention and might otherwise fade into obscurity if it wasn’t for these reporters bringing them to light. As readers we’re lucky that these journalists have chosen to use their journalistic abilities and talents to keep us informed.
A bonus included in this edition: biographies and “As Told To” interviews with each author, illuminating her writing process and how she navigates the world of journalism. As a freelance journalist in my own community, this anthology reminds me why I keep writing.
The stories shined a light in ways that moved me, or at the very least, made me think. Particularly I'd recommended the pieces on Jerry Lewis, the uncovering of a guardianship scam that preyed on defenseless families, the profile of a pro skateboarder and the pieces on hospitalized migrant.
You can pretty much pick up the book and dive into any chapter and you can't go wrong. What was so much fun was not only the variety of subjects but the diversity of writing styles and narrative approaches. No two were nearly alike, so it's a great buffet from which to choose!