Amy Bloom, Clearly and Persuasively

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In the latest “By the Book” over at the New York Times, Amy Bloom talks about the books on her nightstand, which writers she’d invite to a summer picnic (even if they wouldn’t get along), and the book she wishes someone else would write:

I wish someone else would write a book that clearly and persuasively articulated why women’s reproductive rights are so important to this country, on both moral and legal grounds. When I say “clearly and persuasively,” I mean that, after reading this wonderful book, all opposition to women’s reproductive rights would evaporate, like morning mist.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →