From literary icon Margaret Atwood comes a … collection of nonfiction–funny, erudite, intimate, impassioned, and always startlingly prescient–which grapples with such wide-ranging topics as: Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How do we get rid of the immense amount of plastic that’s littering our seas and lands? How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating? Is science fiction now writing us? So what if beauty is only skin deep? What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?