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Eula Biss

Biography

Eula Biss

Eula Biss is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times Book Review, and NOTES FROM NO MAN'S LAND: American Essays, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Her work has appeared in Harpers, The New York Times, The Believer and elsewhere, and has been supported by an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Eula Biss

Books by Eula Biss

by Eula Biss - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

“My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts,” Eula Biss writes, “the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after.” Having just purchased her first home, she now embarks on a roguish and risky self-audit of the value system she has bought into. The result is a radical interrogation of work, leisure and capitalism. Described by The New York Times as a writer who “advances from all sides, like a chess player,” Biss brings her approach to the lived experience of capitalism. Playfully ranging from IKEA to Beyoncé to Pokemon, across bars and laundromats and universities, she asks, of both herself and her class, “In what have we invested?”

by Eula Biss - Medicine, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear --- fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In ON IMMUNITY, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body.