PAPERCUTS LIBRARY, THE #1-4, $6 ea., 5½” x 8½”, printed, 36 pgs.

Jul 20, 2021

Joey Sellers has put together the first four volumes from what he calls The Papercuts Library. Each issue covers a different topic with the intention of creating guides that will promote “the slow death of ignorance.” The first issue, appropriately, covers how much we don’t know and how to have some humility in approaching new topics. The following issues deal with the results of the economic bull market of the 2010s, Facebook, and the U.S. Postal Service. All of these issues come at their respective topics in an informed, easy-to-read manner that slants left (fine by me). There are a lot of good facts, stats, graphs, and supporting research to back up Sellers’ claims. And each issue is designed with a clean, crisp look that ends with a major takeaway. Much of what is covered here wasn’t new to me, but, then again, I’m perpetually in school. The people who really need to read this stuff are those who aren’t interested in critical thinking or exposing their minds to new ideas. Given how straightforward the writing is—if you have any chance to change that QAnon-following family member of yours—these are a great tool to restore them to normalcy. –Kurt Morris (