Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse

Thank You, Anarchy is an up-close, inside account of Occupy Wall Street’s first year in New York City, from the early planning meetings to May Day and beyond. By thinking and acting toward the end of the world as we know it, the Occupy apocalypse caused a rupture that shook millions out of a failed tedium and into imagining, and fighting for, a better kind of future. The movement’s most stubborn and radical impulses created new possibilities for thousands of people, while also giving rise to some of its toughest obstacles. This book charts the origins and growth of Occupy Wall Street through the eyes of some of its most determined organizers, who tried to give shape to an uprising always just beyond their control. Thank You, Anarchy is a study of the spirit that drove this watershed movement. And, for those not faint of heart, it is also an invitation.