Daily Action Book Club


Daily Action, the app for the insurgency (“The new service that lets you use your phone to fight Trump” —Vogue), is thrilled to announce the founding of the Daily Action Book Club.

Drawing on America’s heritage of resistance, the DA Book Club will educate and inspire members with stories taken from our traditions of political activism. The DA Book Club will meet once a month in a moderated online discussion with our members, who will have the opportunity to discuss the work with the author, and discuss how its lessons apply to the current situation.

“It’s so easy to get discouraged at a time like this,” said DA founder Laura Moser. “We want to inspire people to remember how even small groups of activists have helped bend the arc of history toward justice.”


The next meeting will be on April 10th at 7pm EST, and will be hosted by Benjamin Moser in cooperation with LitHub discussing the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.


From the Daily Action Book Club on their next selection: 

"EVICTED tells the heartbreaking stories of how struggling Americans have their lives uprooted time and time again. But it also offers valuable tools to resist this injustice, and so many others--making these stories more urgent and relevant than

Matthew Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project. A former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, he is the author of the award-winning book, On the Fireline, coauthor of two books on race, and editor of a collection of studies on severe deprivation in America. His work has been supported by the Ford, Russell Sage, and National Science Foundations, and his writing has appeared in the New York TimesThe New Yorker and Chicago Tribune. In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant.

Benjamin Moser, who will moderate the Book Club, is a columnist for The New York Times Book Review and the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector. His authorized biography of Susan Sontag is forthcoming in 2018.  


We here at McNally Jackson Books are proud to partner with the Daily Action Book Club and have pledged to donate a portion of all sales to Daily Action's initiatives. 

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

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