Award-winning political journalist Chris Faraone ’01, a staff writer for The Boston Phoenix, recently released his book titled “99 Nights with the 99 Percent: Dispatches from the First Three Months of the Occupy Revolution.”
“My book is not analytical,” notes Faraone in an interview with Boston’s Weekly Dig, where he formerly served as a staff writer. “It’s more like a time capsule of the first three months. No matter what happens after, from here on in, or what happened before the encampment era, those couple of months, what happened there will always be the same. I think that the way people look back on it will change.”
Since news of the book’s publication was revealed, Faraone’s story has been covered by several media outlets, including The Boston Globe and Columbia Journalism Review and more.
The 224-page book includes recently-completed, unpublished reporting, along with features Faraone published in the Phoenix, from Occupy camps during the first three months of the movement from Miami to Seattle.
The book features additional reporting on Occupy Los Angeles, the 2012 New Hampshire GOP Primary and the hacker group known as Anonymous and its “war on Scientology.” The book also includes photographs and illustrations, and a series of haikus Faraone wrote and calls “Occupaikus.”
The book is self-published by Faraone in order to maintain control over the formatting of the book.
Faraone credits Professor of Public Policy Studies and Political Science Craig Rimmerman with helping him to think politically, a skill which has come in handy as a political journalist. “I was a psych major who took one of Rimmerman’s classes as an elective senior year,” explains Faraone. “The following summer I began to work on progressive campaigns in New York City – largely the result of reading Rimmerman’s book “The New Citizenship.”
Faroane has reported for The Source, Spin, the Boston Herald, the Weekly Dig and Boston Magazine. He joined the Phoenix staff four years ago. Since 2009, he has received accolades and awards from the Association of Alternative News Media and the New England Newspaper & Press Association for his investigative and news reporting.
He received his bachelor’s in psychology and Africana studies before earning his master’s in journalism from Boston University.
“99 Nights with the 99 Percent: Dispatches from the First Three Months of the Occupy Revolution” is available for purchase at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/99-Nights-Percent-Chris-Faraone/dp/0985105909/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1.
For more information about the book, check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OccupyBook.