Monday, July 15, 2013

Emily Brady's 6 favorite books

Emily Brady was born and raised in Northern California. A graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, she has written for the New York Times, Time, the Village Voice and other publications. She has reported from Latin America, Europe, Asia and New York City and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brady embedded in an insular community for a year to produce Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier, her book-length portrait of a California region getting rich on marijuana farming.

One of Brady's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The View From the Ground by Martha Gellhorn

Gellhorn was a pioneering female journalist who taught me about fearlessness and how to write with unflinching honesty. This collection spans six decades of reporting, from a 1930s lynching in Mississippi to torture in El Salvador during the country's 1980s civil war.
Read about another book on Brady's list.

--Marshal Zeringue