Passionate Justice: A Progressive Memoir in Essays
by Jonathan Wolfman
Writing essays on social justice has been my daily passion and full-time work since 2008. To date, I’ve published roughly 1,500 pieces which have received excellent, helpful criticism from a group of longstanding, dear friends and from a consistent readership of fellow writers, first at Open Salon and subsequently at Our Salon. Some pieces have appeared on other sites, such as Talking Writing, Does This Make Sense, Pal Talk News, The Jewish Reporter, Punchnel’s, Beguile, Castle Gay Guide, and A World of Progress. In early 2013, I began posting pieces readers have told me are their favorites every few months at the Daily Kos.
Because this book is a personal memoir that draws on social history, it reflects both general social history and my own. I respond in my writing to world and national events that have worked their way into my personal and professional life and informed my values and worldview. I’ve found that historical events and the justice inherent in them (or the lack thereof) continually resonate in the present.
Praise for PASSIONATE JUSTICE
“Jonathan Wolfman’s collection of social justice essays on a wide variety of contemporary issues is illuminating. I strongly urge all readers interested in human rights to get his new book.”
— Morris Wolff, author of Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg?, recipient of the 1993 United Nations Peace Award for Humanitarian Service, former professor of international law and ethics, University of Pennsylvania
“Jonathan is a true advocate for social justice, who brings immense knowledge to his subjects. As a guest on my show, he has always shown a passion for helping others and fighting for equality.”
—David Calef, nationally syndicated radio host, Inside Politics with David Calef
“Incredible storytelling, astounding writing. Jonathan Wolfman is a master!”
— Lois Bromfield, comedian, writer, and television producer (Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Drew Carey Show)
“Jonathan Wolfman’s essays display a keen intellect, a sensitivity, and a desire for justice. They are a must for anyone of any faith tradition and for those of no particular faith; they will stimulate and challenge all who are interested in justice.”
—Daniel Wolpe, Associate Rabbi, Shaare Shamayim Synagogue, Philadelphia
“Jonathan Wolfman, a longstanding straight ally in the LGBT rights cause, is a prolific essayist. He’s a clear, convincing voice, read by thousands on numbers of sites. His provocative pieces always bring to bear fascinating moments, from his personal history to his rich, pointed commentary on the political, legal, religious, educational, and cultural issues that matter most. He makes a difference.”
— Joe Knudson, author of Living the Difference, founder of Let’s Reach 1 Million People Campaign
Print ISBN: 978-1-62249-089-9
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 May, 2013.