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Rachel Louise Snyder

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Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, professor and public radio commentator. Her first book Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade was published in 2007 by WW Norton. An excerpt of the book –aired on This American Life and won an Overseas Press Club Award. Her second book, a novel set in Oak Park, Illinois and entitled What We’ve Lost is Nothing will be published in January, 2014 by Scribner. Her print has also appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Men’s Journal, Jane, Travel and Leisure, the New Republic, Redbook and Glamour. She hosted the nationally-syndicated global affairs series “Latitudes” ...more

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Rachel Louise Snyder I get to follow the line of my curiosity wherever it leads me. I get to make things up, people I wish existed, moment I wish I'd lived through, things…moreI get to follow the line of my curiosity wherever it leads me. I get to make things up, people I wish existed, moment I wish I'd lived through, things I wish I'd said. And, for nonfiction, I get to hear the stories of how people survive what the world throws at them; it's profound, this survival instinct. And humbling.(less)
Rachel Louise Snyder I don't really get writer's block; I get writer's scheduling problems, which is that there's never enough time to write. But I tell my students, if…moreI don't really get writer's block; I get writer's scheduling problems, which is that there's never enough time to write. But I tell my students, if they are blocked, to write about what is in front of them, or to their left... what's on their desk, on the walls around them, and why? What we choose to surround ourselves with usually has some meaning for us, some story behind it all... you dig yourself deeper into that magical, creative cave. (less)
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"Thanks, Leeann for suggesting this one. This novel is about a "nice" neighborhood that experiences a mass break-in and burglary, and it follows the residents for the 24 hours that follow the event. It raises a lot of questions about race and class..." Read more of this review »
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"I really enjoyed this one.

One afternoon, every house on one block of Ilios Lane in Oak Park, IL, is broken into. Not a whole lot is taken--and it is in interesting combination of electronics, glassware, notebooks of research, etc.

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"Excellent book, especially with what's going on right now in Ferguson. So many people live in fear and it's nice to see it exposed a little. And the ending of this book is so painful but rewarding. Read it! "
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“the elephant in the room.” That we won’t say, simply, that it is men who are violent. It is men who take their violence out on masses of others. School shootings are carried out by young men. Mass murders. Gang warfare, murder-suicides and familicides and matricides and even genocides: all men. Always men. “Every commonly available domestic violence and official general violence statistic, and every anecdotal account about domestic and all other kinds of violence throughout the United States and around the world, point clearly to the fact that men almost monopolize all sectors of violence perpetration,” Sinclair wrote.”
Rachel Louise Snyder, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

“men are taught violence, but they are not taught intimacy. “Violence is a skill that we all had to learn just to stay with the pack growing up,” he said. “The trouble is, it doesn’t work for intimacy. That’s a whole different set of skills.”
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“This Person You Love Will Take Your Life”
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