Today (November 15) Fighting for Space received its first review. (First review excluding the four blurbs we collected before publication for the cover.)
It’s from the Vancouver Sun and gave me the impression that the writer, Tom Sandborn, really got what I was trying to do with the book.
“Lupick is a highly competent researcher and elegantly deft writer, and his book tells stories about the emergence of the Portland Hotel Society and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users,” the review reads.
“Lupick’s book is humanized by his closely observed and respectful portraits of some of the people who first championed the radical idea that drug users should have a leading voice in designing any government interventions in their lives.”
It concludes: “Fighting for Space should be read widely and heeded by citizens and policy-makers.”
Read the review in its entirety at the Vancouver Sun‘s website.
Today the Sun‘s sister paper, the Province, also published an article about Fighting for Space. It’s based on an interview that staff reporter Dan Fumano did with me. You can read it at the Province‘s website.