Authors often come up with topics that tend to take people by surprise.
“When you say you’re writing a book about public bathroom access,” Canadian writer Lezlie Lowe observed, “the two responses are: People are very uncomfortable, or they’re like, OK, that’s so weird and not a book.”
As she travels giving talks to promote “No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs,” Lowe generally notices a different reaction.
“People who are there instantly realize there is so much to it, and that public bathrooms really speak to who gets to access space and how well,” she said. “So in that way,…