Meet Tom Zoellner | A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America

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Tom Zoellner
Award-winning science writer Tom Zoellner visits with A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America.

On January 8, 2011, twenty-two-year-old Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a Tucson meet-and-greet held by U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. The incident left six people dead and eighteen injured, including Giffords, whom he shot in the head. Zoellner, a longtime friend of Giffords's and a field organizer on her Congressional campaign, uses the tragedy as a jumping-off point to expose the fault lines in Arizona's political and socioeconomic landscape that he says allowed this to happen: the harmful political rhetoric, the inept state government, the lingering effects of the housing market's boom and bust, and the hysteria surrounding issues of race and immigration. Zoellner paints a portrait of Arizona at that moment in history as a symbol of the nation's discontents and uncertainties and as a rallying cry for a saner, more civil way of life.

ABOUT TOM ZOELLNER
Tom Zoellner is the author of The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire, an investigation into the diamond business reported from six continents, which was named a Notable Book of 2006 by the American Library Association. He is also co-author of the New York Times bestselling book An Ordinary Man. Tom has previously worked as a contributing editor for Men's Health magazine and as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He grew up in Arizona and is currently living in Hanover, New Hampshire. More »
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