"A moving, intimate memoir." Anderson Cooper
"Charming and engrossing
Richard Blanco trances his personal and literary development that led to his appointment as the inaugural poet. The high drama here is the backstage look into the pressure and process of writing the poem itself and the thrill of reading it to the world." Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate
"A testament to the strength and significance of poetry in American culture.
This book is a necessary intervention into the ongoing conversation about the role of poetry in public life." Natasha Trethewey, US Poet Laureate
"Through the lens of this one man's amazing personal journey, we are transfixed by another uniquely American story." Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
"Richard's story is at once deeply personal and uniquely, universally American.
This is a portrait of a nation and its people, each working to make the other better." Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union
"A moving manifesto in support of human rights and humanity writ large. For All of Us, One Today is a societal call-to-action for the soul and spirit. I repeat: breathtaking". Timothy Gunn, Project Runway
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"An extraordinary essay collection. Her sheer bravado and willingness to lay every aspect of her personal life bare is a hallmark of her writing style, and it's on full display in each of these pieces.
A brilliant example of the resonant power of 'women's writing.'" Booklist
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“A gorgeous and inspiring testament to the power of love to not only transcend the divides of faith and tradition, but to bring faiths together and create wholly new traditions.” Reza Aslan, author of No god but God
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"The legendary Bill Ayers is at his spellbinding best in Public Enemya brilliant, spirited document of a revolutionary life in our not-so-revolutionary age. One of the most compelling, insightful memoirs of the year." Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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