Bon Courage is a fierce, moving, eclectic and intimate collection—wide ranging and inclusive in the essay mode, deep and revealing as a memoir, with the dynamics and layering of great fiction. As if that’s not enough, it sings. Ru Freeman participates intimately while bringing global perspectives to subjects as diverse as Bowie and Dylan, Palestine, 9/11, hairstyles, personal and cultural identity, and #MeToo. This is a resplendent and compendious exploration of great empathy, insight, and bon courage indeed. This is a book that is going to make a difference.