Who Cares: The Hidden Crisis of Caregiving, and How We Solve It - the 2023 Orwell Prize Finalist
*FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2023*
'A visceral, unsparing picture of our current situation' ROB DELANEY
'A radical vision for how we might do things better ' LADY BRENDA HALE
'A rallying cry we should all heed' TLS
A ground-breaking book lifting the lid on the hidden side of the 'care crisis' - helping us reimagine our world to put caregiving at its heart
When Emily Kenway found herself in the painful position of caring for her cancer-stricken mother, her life was changed forever. Though she was lonely, she was far from alone: around the world, millions of people are quietly caring for unwell, elderly or disabled loved ones. For many, this is a full-time job, saving economies billions. But the human cost remains largely ignored.
Why are caregivers mostly women? As families shrink, how can we provide care? Can care robots be the answer? And what does death anxiety have to do with all this? Through unflinching investigation, Who Cares asks vital questions about why we have a 'care crisis' at both a global and individual level.
Deftly blending memoir with forensic research and the voices of caregivers from as far afield as Norway, Nepal and Nebraska, Who Cares is an essential read for anyone who has ever cared for, or will receive care from, another person - which is to say, for everyone.
More Praise for Who Cares:
'An impassioned call to action' Sunday Times
'Vitally important' Jon McGregor
'Striking, honest and intimate' Dazed
'A compassionate hybrid of memoir and manifesto' New Statesman
'A book we all must read' Silvia Federici
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