RaveThe Washington PostThis collection is part playbook, part scrapbook. It includes transcripts of enlightening and sometimes topically overlapping interviews, tips for conducting interviews based on her experiences, and personal photographs and drawings, including a collaborative graphic essay about the \'truth universally acknowledged that cats know how to live\' ... The short essay is Wong’s go-to form. \'Essays are my jam,\' she proclaims, and that’s where incisive critiques, humor, practicality and optimism become compellingly inseparable. In a different context, the jumps from essay to interview to comic strip might seem disjointed, and the occasional recasting of events within different forms or from different vantages might feel repetitive, but in the story of Wong’s activist life as a disabled Asian American woman, this expansive structure serves as a version of her first-grade teacher’s hand. “Year of the Tiger” demonstrates an individual mind at work, as one might expect from a good memoir, and encompasses something larger ... Wong’s anger and her humor permeate this book ... There are plenty of lighthearted moments as well ... While very much the story of one life, Year of the Tiger is also about collective power and collective responsibility ... This book is purposefully no feel-good story of triumph. Instead, memoir will be redefined for many readers by Wong’s candid voice, tenacious spirit and necessary truths. Year of the Tiger welcomes each of us as a potential advocate, offers a kaleidoscopic understanding of interdependence, and encourages us to be more activist, individually and together.
PositiveThe Washington PostDisability Visibility, edited by activist Alice Wong, shares perspectives that are too often missing from...decision-making about accessibility ... The first-person stories show many ways of belonging — and not belonging — in one’s surroundings. Each piece explores, on its own terms, definitions of \'normal\' and of \'quality of life.\'Thirty years after the ADA, these accounts emphasize that accessibility is a question of shared, equitable distribution of benefits and burdens.
PositiveLos Angeles Review of Books\"What I appreciate most about [All the Wild Hungers] is the ways [it explores] one of the most devastating aspects of cancer: cachexia, or wasting ... In addition to [its] honesty about wasting, another strength [this book] is [its] emotional range ... Babine exudes a passion that is inseparable from action, an inability to make sense of the conundrums of cancer ... All the Wild Hungers is composed, in both senses of the word, calm, and put together with care.\
PositiveLos Angeles Review of Books\"For many of us who’ve lived scan to scan with our mothers, McColl captures not only the distortion of time that cancer can produce but also the desire for the terminal future to be staved off indefinitely ... What I appreciate most about [Joy Enough] is the ways [it explores] one of the most devastating aspects of cancer: cachexia, or wasting ... In addition to [its] honesty about wasting, another strength [this book] is [its] emotional range.\