A Head Butler selection wins a prestigious award

By Mad Dog
Published: May 29, 2011

Kudos to those of you who picked up on Steve Lerner’s Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States when I reviewed it last fall. It has just won the Lillian Smith Book Award, the South’s oldest and best-known book award. (Previous winners include James Farmer, John Lewis, and Alice Walker.) “Sacrifice Zones” is an exhaustive chronicle of toxic chemical exposure in our country — if you want to get angry over something more substantial than the daily scrum on cable TV, here’s your book.