Public talk at Toronto Reference Library

Join me this Thursday 18 May 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library as part of their “Thought Exchange” series of author talks. I’ll be speaking about my recently published book, Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power (co-edited with Louis Hyman).

I’ll explore how past consumer activism in North America can inform and inspire consumer activism in the age of Trudeau and Trump.

For more information, see here.

My interview with Open Book about Shopping for Change

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Book cover for the Canadian publication by Between the Lines Books.

This week marks the publication in Canada (very exciting!) of my new book, co-edited with Louis Hyman, Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power. Published by Between the Lines here in Canada, it’s published elsewhere by Cornell University Press, which will have it out in April.

Recently I spoke about the book with Open Book (which celebrates and profiles Ontario’s literary scene, with a special focus on the books and events produced by Ontario’s independent, Canadian-owned publishers) as part of their Lucky Seven interview series. In the interview, I discuss how the Occupy movement inspired the book, about dealing with imposter syndrome, and, of course, the importance of tea in the writing process. The Lucky Seven interview, with Joseph Tohill