10th out of 10 books — 6 voters
99 Nights with the 99 Percent
by Chris Faraone (Goodreads Author)
Occupy Wall Street was the most covered news story of 2011. Among those who followed the movement like a storm chaser, Boston Phoenix Staff Writer Chris Faraone is one of the few who blogged about daily Occupy minutiae, but also stepped back to smoke lots of weed, investigate and analyze the protest, and deliver weekly features. Starting in September, Faraone published a s...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Write To Power
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Take a journey with me into imagination land. Close your eyes. Think back to last March, "temperature check" was a phrase applied to turkey thermometers and self help meetings. Consensus training was a google search still predominately linked to C.T. Butler, and the phrase "pitching a tent" still made folks giggle on the T... aaahhh those were the days. What if you'd never heard of Occupy Wallstreet? What if you'd taken a knock to the noggin and you woke up on March 27, 2012. Not only would you...more
The Occupy movement was undoubtedly one of the biggest national news stories of 2012. It was also one of the most misunderstood, which is likely what led many to dismiss it as a cultural phenomenon entirely. '99 Nights' offers a hilariously illuminating yet heartbreaking look inside the tents at Zuccotti Park and beyond. It serves also as a not so humble reminder that ignorance is bliss. In this book, we meet the "everyday people" that we're supposed to celebrate, the people who are supposed to...more
A collection of "dispatches" from Occupy Boston, Occupy Wall Street and several other Occupies (Occupations?) Boston Phoenix reporter Chris Faraone attended this past fall and winter. It's long on the kind of detail you missed in so much of the reporting on Occupy, despite the amount of press coverage it generated, and it's short on big picture analysis, in part because it ends with Occupy kinda on hiatus rather than at an actual conclusion. It feels like prologue, but who knows if anything more...more
Author of 99 Nights with the 99 Percent. New book from Write to Power this June.More about Chris Faraone...