Popular platforms like Unbound are a great way to directly participate in the publication of a diverse range of books! That’s why, this week, we’re highlighting 5 amazing books which have been published thanks to crowdfunding efforts.
The Fall of the House of Murdoch
Structured around the fourteen days in 2011, from the moment the News of the World’s hacking of the phone of a murdered 13-year-old schoolgirl was exposed, The Fall of the House of Murdoch accounts the scandal that closed the world’s best-selling English-language newspaper, forced one of the most powerful families in the world to appear before Parliament and finally prompted Murdoch’s departure from the UK newspaper world he dominated for three decades.
How to Come Alive Again
At a time when mental health problems are increasingly prevalent among 18–35-year-olds, Beth McColl offers up practical advice for anyone who has a mental illness or knows and loves someone else who does. An important read for anyone who wants to understand mental illness a bit better.
Stim: An Autism Anthology
Around one in one hundred people in the UK are autistic, and the saying goes that if you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person. Autistic people’s personalities, differences and experiences outweigh the diagnostic criteria that link them, yet stereotypes persist and continue to inform a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is to be autistic. Rarely do autistic people get a chance to speak for themselves, but this insightful and eye-opening collection of essays, fiction and visual art showcases the immense talents of eighteen of the world’s most exciting autistic writers and artists.
The Good Immigrant
Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of color as bad immigrants (job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees) until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and – most importantly – real.
THE LURE OF GREATNESS: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump
The Lure of Greatness is a blistering account of how and why Brexit and Trump’s America happened. The shadow of Iraq, the great financial crash, campaigns of poison and intrigue, the filleting of David Cameron with the cold fury of a Remain voter… these are just the start! Anthony Barnett, the co-founder of openDemocracy, applies a lifetime of observing, reporting and sedition in this searing analysis of the two great democratic disasters of our time.