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In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from debt and tech to the climate crisis and freedom and the importance of how to define granola - and seeks answers to Burning Questions such as:

  • Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?
  • How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?
  • How can we live on our planet?
  • Is it true? And is it fair?
  • What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?

In more than 50 pieces, Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humor at the world and reports back to us on what she finds. This roller-coaster period brought the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump, and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom; from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola, we have no better guide to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.

©2022 Margaret Atwood (P)2022 Random House Audio

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A delicious box of chocolates

Loved this collection. Prefer the author reads but a great experience. Thank you, the genius of your work so appreciated

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Right on target.

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Atwood rules

If every feminist and environmentalist were as sensible as Ms. Atwood, we would be a lot farther ahead

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Atwood is the greatest source of joy in our times

Atwood is the greatest source of joy in our times. In this compilation she unearths for us not only the treasures of her writing, but those of many other authors as well.