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Don't Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others by Kelly Bryson
Don't Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others

iwilder, December 10, 2008

A Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance approach to Compassionate Communication (a form of conflict resolution) with the travel be inside ones own thoughts and feelings instead of cross-country.
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A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn and Paul Buhle and Mike Konopacki
A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation

iwilder, November 23, 2008

Addictive. It's even more satisfying than the book. Professor Zinn brings his own voice and life experience into the graphic novel. It makes many connections across hundreds of years that only someone with Professor Zinn's breadth of knowledge is able so simply state.
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Politics the Wellstone Way: How to Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues by Wellstone Action
Politics the Wellstone Way: How to Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues

iwilder, November 23, 2008

With election season coming up for villages, school boards and library boards in the next few months, it’s timely to read this book. I found it more useful than most other books on running for office which start from a major party point of view. This book comes to running for office from an activist point of view. I found the discussion of how to effectively communicate with voters provides step-by-step information to make sure you are heard. The Wellstone people also show you how to apply the same organizing techniques used for political campaigns to issues activism.


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Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Joseph R. Dominguez and Vicki Robin
Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence

iwilder, November 23, 2008

This book sparked the modern simplicity movement. It remains one of the pre-eminent sources for how to create financial freedom by separating your needs from your wants. This is not a get rich quick scheme. It is the progeny of Thoreau’s “On Walden Pond”. The Harvard-educated Thoreau freed himself from the business world by by taking the extraordinary measure of changing his life from pencil manufacturer to squatter. Dominguez and Robin suggest a less drastic change by helping you re-direct your prosperity from consumer driven wants to enough wealth to stop working.


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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

iwilder, November 23, 2008

We’ve loved this children’s book for a while, and were not surprised to find it for sale on a union website as a gift for children. This book is the best inspiration we have ever seen to inspire a love of writing, and a feeling of empowerment. Talk about power of the pen! When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they realize they can start making demands. They go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want. Doreen Cronin’s understated text and Betsy Lewin’s expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down. Buy a copy of this book for: your activist friends as comic relief; the children of your Republican friends to subvert them; children who haven’t yet figured out that writing can equal self-expression and liberation.


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