Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman
Publish date: September 4th 2007
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, Social Issues
Reading this back to back with Assata, one couldn't help but notice that this was longer than it needed to be, but on the other hand, I'm young enough to have appreciated the context Wilkerson provided. I also appreciated the constant call backs in how she talked about her thinking at the time, and ...
I just started this memoir by a member of the Weather Underground. What's particularly inspiring about it, so far, is the measured way Wilkerson reflects on her past self, her coming-of-age as a politicized person, and her actions. This isn't some big expose of the radical movement but a critical lo...