Bad Stories (Paperback)
What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country
Red Hen Press, 9781597092265, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2018
The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Bad Stories is a lamentation aimed at providing clarity. It's the book you can pass along to an anguished fellow traveler with the promise, This will help you understand what the hell happened to our country.
About the Author
Villatoro was born in San Francisco and raised in Tennessee. He has spent much of his life in Central America (in his other country, El Salvador). Villatoro is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Writing at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, where he lives.
The Romilia Chacon books have been published in five languages: English, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese.