There’s no place like home, but does it need to have an address?

Deirdre Mask--lawyer, academic, and author of The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power--explores with Julie and Eve how the seemingly narrow topic of street addresses underpins a powerful book that addresses (no pun intended) some of the most formative issues of our time. Deirdre discusses the benefits and detriments (yes, you heard that right) of having a street address; what Martin Luther King Jr. Streets reveal about race, community, and resources in America; what impact street addresses have had on epidemiology; and more. This is an episode for both your neighbor next door and your penpal across the globe.




The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth,

and Power


An impressive examination of the origins of street names around the world….It’s a damning look at the intersection of place, power and identity, tied together through Mask’s absorbing and thoughtful voice.―Time, “100 Must-Read Books of 2020”



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