Here, in 18 short chapters, Keizer considers the moral dimensions of privacy in relation to issues of social justice, economic inequality, and the increasing commoditization of the global marketplace. Though acutely aware of the "digital threat" to privacy rights, Keizer chooses not to view the issue in purely technological terms or as an essentially legalistic value. Instead, he asks: What happens to our private selves when we cannot escape surveillance? What happens to our public personas when they pass from our control?
Keizer has written numerous critically acclaimed books including: "Help: The Original Human Dilemma," "The Enigma of Anger," and "A Dresser of Sycamore Trees." He is also a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine. He has served as an Episcopal priest and a high school English teacher. He grew up in New Jersey and now lives with his family in Northeastern Vermont.