Chances are, if you’re on this page it’s because you’ve encountered some very exciting news: today, Jordan O’Donnell’s political satire Zoon Garden: The Decline of a Nation has officially hit the market.
This is a book about truth. It’s about the desperately good people who all want to make this country better, but who all want to do it differently. It’s about the ways we fail because we don’t trust one another – and because we don’t listen to one another. It’s about the ways our reality, our personal lives, and our deepest hopes have become political.
O’Donnell’s team is rapidly working to get the book into the hands of people like you. In a cultural landscape where you don’t know where to look for answers, where you don’t know what sources to trust, we invite you to escape into a fictional world that raises real questions.
“Trust is the center of democracy,” says O’Donnell. “Democracy crumbles without trust and without truth – and that’s the reason it feels like the American democracy is shaking at its foundations. There’s hardly anything left that we agree on as objective truth. Through empathy, we learn to understand one another and learn to fix these problems together.”
O’Donnell and his team are embarking on the Zoon Garden Cross Country Book Tour because we trust you. Because we want to meet you, and we want to have a conversation, and we want to empathize with one another. We’re not interested in making you vote in a certain direction – we’re interested in starting a conversation, and creating a safe space to see that conversation through.
“In a world where everyone lies to you, it’s a breath of fresh air to be able to trust somebody,” says O’Donnell. “That’s what I hope we can be this summer. The bus, everyone on it – we want to be a vehicle that is generating empathy and a vehicle that the American public can trust to tell the truth.”