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Do It Anyway - The New Generation of Activists
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Author: Courtney E. Martin
Product Code: 0047 ISBN: 978-080700047-2
Binding Information: Paperback 
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How a new generation of activists is changing the world

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If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?

Among others, we meet Raul Diaz, a prison re-entry social worker at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles; Nia Robinson, an African American climate-change activist in Washington, D.C.; Maricela Guzman of California, a former soldier fighting to end violence against women in the military; and Rosario Dawson, an actor struggling to use her celebrity for social change while staying authentic in her activism.

In the Media

Click to listen to an interview with Courtney on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange.

Click to watch Gloria Feldt's interview with Courtney on TEDwoman.

Read about Courtney's recent appearance at TED Women on Boing

Read aninterview with Courtney in The Forward newspaper

View photos and biographies of activists featured in Do It Anyway

Click here here to see Courtney Martin's book Do It Anyway featured in the New York Times Sunday business section

Review   Christian Science Monitor - September 9, 2010
“Do It Anyway” offers no blueprint as to how to be an effective activist. Instead, it portrays a “wildly complex, horrifically hypocritical, overwhelmingly beautiful world,” alongside of which walks the hopeful human spirit, expressing both a sense of faith in the moment and in mankind.”
Review   The Real Deal - September 1, 2010
“Put this on your must read list! Courtney Martin, of Feministing and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters fame, has just launched a new book. Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists profiles the work of eight activists, doing what they can to make this world a better place.”
Review By: Shannon Drury,   Elevated Difference - November 29, 2010
"For anyone already committed to or just beginning to enter the world of social justice, Do it Anyway is a must-read."

"Courtney Martin's portraits of eight young activists reveal people who are flawed, scared, and human—which makes them all the more . An elegant, effortless read that confirms what we already know: young people continue to change the world."
—Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, authors of Manifesta and Grassroots

"Do It Anyway asks the most difficult question possible: how can I make my life meaningful? The answers are varied, transformational, and necessary for us all."
—Jane Fonda

"Courtney Martin is one of our most insightful culture critics and one of our finest young writers. She's written a lively, compelling, and very important book for people of every generation who want to be fully alive in and to the world. Take in what she says and you may find yourself turning to that impossible cause you care about and 'doing it anyway.'"
—Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak

"Unlike a lot of authors, Courtney Martin isn't trying to sell you activism and why you should (yawn) get involved. Instead, she goes deep into the stories and lived experience of eight individuals. Do It Anyway is a treasure and deeply affecting."
—Billy Wimsatt, author of Bomb the Suburbs and Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs

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