The Ecstatic Pessimist reflects the remarkable journey of Carla Gericke: her childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, her stint as a Silicon Valley lawyer, her travails in New York City as she changes careers, and leading a libertarian movement in New Hampshire. In this collection of award-winning short stories, opinion pieces, and speeches, the combination of Carla’s passion and unique voice makes for an experience you won’t want to miss. Unusual and unforgettable, intense and intelligent, funny and poignant, The Ecstatic Pessimist is a brilliant, triumphant debut. Order your personalized paperback copy directly from Carla Gericke today!
Says Nick Gillespie, Editor-at-Large of Reason Magazine about The Ecstatic Pessimist: “It is a fantastic package of writings that veer from fiction, to autobiography and memoir, to political polemics. It’s great! It mixes stories about substance abuse, lack of focus, historical wrongs and utopian attempts to remake the world as a better place in a very pragmatic way. I highly recommend The Ecstatic Pessimist: Stories of Hope (Mostly).”