Wall Disease: The Psychological Toll of Living Up Against a Border

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4.9 X 7.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Wapner is a journalist and former science editor at Newsweek whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired, Medium, Discover, Popular Science, Self, Scientific American, New York magazine, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Her first book, The Philadelphia Chromosome, was named a top ten nonfiction book by The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn.


2020 Foreword INDIES Finalist

"Compelling.-- "Nature"
An important contribution that raises public awareness about the potential harm caused by border walls.-- "Science"
Wall Disease is a sobering and stunning read at a time when countries all around the world are building fences.-- "Reinventing Home"
Wall Disease completely reframes our conversations about what a border should look like. Jessica Wapner spells out the intense psychological toll of border walls--the emotional destruction they wreak on individuals around the world. This is required reading for political leaders and invested citizens alike.--DW Gibson, author of 14 Miles: Building the Border Wall
Walls separate us. They also, Jessica Wapner shows, mess us up in less visible ways. This revelatory book is a reminder of how bizarre our walled-off world is--and how much we have to gain by tearing these walls down.--Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire
How would you like to live next to a border wall? How would you like to be stuck on the wrong side of one? In Wall Disease, Jessica Wapner tells the tales of people on both sides of the border who answer these questions from bitter personal experience--and tells these tales with compassion and eloquence.--Bryan Caplan, author of Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration