by Deirdre Mask

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction

“An entertaining quest to trace the origins and implications of the names of the roads on which we reside.” ―Sarah Vowell, The New York Times Book Review

When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class.

Interview with the Author

Curious Minds with Gayle Allen
CM 168: Deirdre Mask on How Addresses Change Lives
8/17/20         56 min

99% Invisible
414 – The Address Book
9/22/20        30 min

Science for the People
#571 The Address Book
8/23/20       60 min

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