Ilse Content is like a motivational speech to start a revolution. Personal or political, you choose. She doesn’t ask that it be anything like any revolution that came before or that it be grand in scale, she just asks that you really feel life, even when it hurts. The themes remain strong: a reverence for nature, for people, finding ways to love yourself, acknowledging how awful the world can be, but building around it (over it), creating your own existence. There’s also sex and love, heartbreak and the end of the world thrown in, if it wasn’t already tempting. 28 pages, half-legal size.