“The book of the season has got to be
Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford,
edited by Peter Y. Sussman”
Edited by Peter Y. Sussman
Sussman spent most of his career as an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. He remains a vocal advocate on issues of journalism ethics, diversity and freedom of information, especially news media access to prisoners, and he helped to write the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.
He is also the co-author, with prison writer Dannie M. Martin, of Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings of Red Hog. He has written many booklets, book chapters and freelance articles, and since leaving the Chronicle he has taught and lectured as well.