book review

Gayle Kimball, a former Chico State sociology professor, is the author of a dozen books, many of which explore groups underrepresented in research, such as youth. Other titles include  50/50 Parenting, 50/50 Marriage and How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce.

“Homeless Joy: an exposé in poetry” is a memoir by J. L. (Joy) Wright who grew up in foster care.  After graduating from college she lived in a tent, and even after finding a job, could not afford housing.  Another guest, Charles Withuhn, tells what Chico Homeless Action Team (CHAT) does for the homeless.






Sociology professor Tony Waters has written a second book about the influence of German sociologist Max Weber. His latest book is “Max Weber and the Modern Problem of Discipline.” Canadian author Troy Parfitt challenges the assumption that China will determine the course of the global economy. The title of his book is “Why China Will Never Rule the World.”


Photo used courtesy of Benjamin Vogt

Benjamin Vogt is a next generation student of the beloved conservationist and writer Aldo Leopold and a passionate nature and garden advocate himself. In his book “A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion For An Uncertain Future” he takes the essence of Leopold’s "A Land Ethic" and brings it home to our gardens in some surprising and sometimes challenging ways.