Synopses & Reviews
Noted political commentator Laura Flanders investigates the state of American politics from the bottom up
With her trademark wit and indefatigable reporting, Laura Flanders, host of RadioNation and bestselling author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species, reveals as only she can the state of progressive America today. All over the country, grassroots organizations are making a difference, and democrats of all stripes are doing what the national party has failed to do: engage new voters, advance progressive issues, and even run their own candidates for officeand winin some of the most unlikely places. With a fiery polemic, assured narrative, and acute political commentary, Blue Grit is crucial reading for anyone interested in the future of the Democratsand this country.
With this book as our guide, we can restore the promise of American life.
Blanche Wiesen Cook, Ms. Magazine
[Flanders] brings to this work enough data, recent history and progressive ideasas well as wit, style and acerbic charm to make this required reading for anyone looking to make sure the Democratic party is finally serious about a victory for progressives in 2008.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
Laura Flanders hosts The Laura Flanders Show, heard nationally. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species, among other books. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the international bestseller No Logo.