Bookstores abound with stories by and about cancer survivors. But cancer is still largely seen as a middle-aged or older person’s issue, even though there are, increasingly, more reports of younger people (from children to young adults) getting some form of cancer.
Windy City Times’ Yasmin Nair recently talked with Dan Mathews, the openly gay vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) about his new book, Committed: A Rabble-Rouser’s Memoir, punk rock, and celebrities.
According to Hillary Carlip’s introduction to À la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers, she’s been collecting shopping lists—other peoples’ lists—since her teens. Some of these are detailed, with subheadings for beverages and dairy. Others are scrawled on the insides of matchbooks. At least one is cryptic enough to suggest a wicked sense of humor: “Mouse traps. Cheese. Mouse.”