Amy Roost and contributors to the book, Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era, talk about their work.
Joining Amy Roost is co-editor Alissa Hirsfield-Flores, Marianne Leone (author of Ma Speaks Up), Melanie Brooks, and Nina Gaby.
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About the book:
Donald Trump is an aggrandizing, toxic male who will always act on his own behalf. This is his pathology. And by extension, he is a public health danger to women, emotionally.
Fury: Women's Lived Experiences During the Trump Era brings together a diverse community of women who reveal the impact Donald Trump's behavior, words, and presidency has had on each one of them, how each is confronting the problem, and how she is fighting back.
Most readers will identify with more than one of these powerfully authentic and revealing personal essays representing a refreshingly broad representation of viewpoints. And that is exactly why Fury matters: it will help the reader feel less alone, work through some of their own hurt and pain, and formulate a plan for what they can do to bring about an end to the Trump presidency.
Fury is a cohesive narrative of the times we live in, and chronicles a unique chapter in history for the edification of generations of women and allies to follow.
Amy Roost is a documentary podcaster and freelance journalist. She is an Annenberg School of Journalism 2019 California Health Journalism Fellow and recipient of numerous journalism awards for her op-ed columns appearing in San Diego Union Tribune publications. Her forthcoming memoir is based on a 2017 Snap Judgment podcast she wrote and produced about how she replaced a Black child that her parents adopted and later returned in 1962. Alissa Hirshfeld balances a psychotherapy practice with parenting and writing. Her academic articles have appeared in American Journal of Psychiatry, Creativity Research Journal, and The Therapist Magazine. She is the author of a memoir, This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge, and a novel Living Waters: From Harvard Halls to Sacred Falls. Ms. Hirshfeld-Flores is active in the Duty to Warn movement, warning about the danger this president presents to the public mental health.