Cramm This Book is a useful briefer on most of the important events going on today, as well as past events that are still relevant. Topics covered include recent wars such as the Vietnam War, the war in Afghanistan, natural disasters such as Katrina, diseases like AIDS, movements like BLM and #MeToo, and even more. The book also offers a helpful briefing on “the isms and phobias” where Seltzer defines and provides examples of discrimination due to xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, islamophobia, etc.
This book was super interesting and gave me important background on events that haven’t been covered in school yet. However, the bias in the writing was super strong. Even though I agreed with most of it, I think the author should have attempted to be a little more impartial. I also thought that the Gen Z slang the author used to try to make the book easier to digest was awkward, distracting, and served to slightly trivialize the issues discussed. I would recommend this book to people who want to learn more about the world, but I also think that there are better options, whether those are alternative books or websites. I give this book two out of five stars.