Agents of change

Occupying Wall Street

It’s rare for nearly 50 writers to collaborate on a project, let alone a book that reads so smoothly, but the contributors to Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of the Action That Changed America ($15) are the real thing; present as the movement we now know as Occupy Wall Street began to coalesce at Zuccotti Park in New York City. They took notes and conducted interviews, creating this clear narrative of how the general assembly formed and the occupation grew, as well as detailing the discussions within the movement. With protests and actions bound to resume as the weather improves, the publication of this well-written little book is a great place to bone up on the basics in time for some serious occupation. All proceeds are donated to Occupy Wall Street.