Little Pink House : A True Story of Courage and Defiance by Jeff Benedict, is the true story of one woman’s fight to save her home from takeover by eminent domain. Susette Kalo is a nurse, newly-divorced, who bought a cozy, little, beat-up Victorian home with an ocean view on the Connecticut coast. She fixed it up and painted it pink. Not long after, she learned that a murky alliance of state and local business interests have targeted the shore-lined property for development, to appease the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which is looking expand its plant to increase production of Viagra. Little Pink House is a story about how politics touches the life of a fairly apolitical woman and how she rallies herself and her neighbors to fight–all the way United States Supreme Court.
This is an excellent read about the insideous relationship between corporate interests and government and the devastating effect it can have on the lives of citizens.