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GuerrillaReads No. 20

In this guerrilla reading, Vanessa Libertad Garcia reads from her book, The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive.

The book is a work of fiction inspired by events surrounding the 2008 election. Here’s how Garcia explains it:

My inspiration for writing the book was the social environment I was living in and surrounded by over the course of the 2008 presidential elections. Many of my friends and I were going through similar spiritual, emotional, and psychological bewilderments, which outwardly manifested into reckless mayhem. This happened during a time when the US depended on our votes, our generational voice more than ever to change the political direction of the country. I was inspired by the fact that whether we liked it or not, whether we were even aware of it or not, regardless of our feelings of insignificance, we affected and were affected by the politics happening around us.

You can buy the book online at all the usual places.