Books by Katha Pollitt

Columnist Katha Pollitt is well known for her sharp and provocative analyses of popular culture and politics. Her "Subject to Debate" column, which The Washington Post called "the best place to go for original thinking on the left," began in January 1994


PRO by Katha Pollitt
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Pollitt's cogent opinion presents potent testimony on a woman's right to choose."
A pro-choice proponent delivers a dramatic, persuasive argument for abortion. Read full book review >
LEARNING TO DRIVE by Katha Pollitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Thoroughly enjoyable reading for anyone, feminist or not, who likes bright, funny, opinionated writing."
A collection of savvy, witty essays, more personal than political, from a feminist known for her social and cultural commentary. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 20, 2006

"Should be required reading for the left and the right: You may not agree with Pollitt, but you can't dismiss her."
Pollitt (Subject to Debate, 2001, etc.) takes no prisoners and suffers no fools in her third collection of sharp, insightful columns. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Biting, entertaining, erudite—destined to annoy, but also perhaps challenge, the politically correct on the right or the left."
The always provocative essayist for The Nation presents a collection of her biweekly columns dating from 1994 to fall 2000—including impeachment but before chads. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1994

"This could be a good resource for women's studies and young feminists, though despite its acuity, it won't provide much new information to those readers already up-to-date on feminist politics."
Most of the essays collected here (and previously published in The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere) bring an important critical, often feminist, perspective to controversial issues: sex and sexuality, children and families, abortion and motherhood. Read full book review >