Beasts of Burden (Kobo eBook)
Author platform: Taylor is well known in disability studies, arts, and activist circles and an experienced public speaker, with appearances at UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, California College for the Arts, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the New School, among others. She has been interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered and appeared in a popular segment with Judith Butler in her sister Astra’s documentary film Examined Life. She has received a Sacatar Foundation Fellowship, VSA’s Driving Force award, an Eisner Award, two Wynn Newhouse Awards, and grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and Culture & Animals Foundation. Her art has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and the Berkeley Art Museum.
Cross-discipline audiences: The book will attract both animal rights and disability rights activists and scholars but can also be read as a book-length essay, appealing to readers of Eula Biss, Roxane Gay, and Leslie Jamison interested in personal yet intellectual and morally engaged writing.
Blurbs: We already have blurbs from Rebecca Solnit, who called the book "a startling, readable, sometimes hilarious inquiry into the human condition" and Carol J. Adams, who praises the book's "thoroughly original, brilliant narrative."