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Book details
  • Genre:PHILOSOPHY
  • SubGenre:Free Will & Determinism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:272
  • eBook ISBN:9781483552781

Getting a Grip 2

Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want

by Frances Moore Lappé

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Overview
In Getting a Grip 2, Frances Moore Lappé, author of the groundbreaking Diet for a Small Planet, speaks to everyone distressed by the state of our world. In a vibrant, intimate voice, she challenges us to re-examine outdated assumptions about who we are and how the world works. She then weaves surprising facts and stories of courage into a novel narrative of meaning and action.
Description
In Getting a Grip 2, Frances Moore Lappé, author of the groundbreaking Diet for a Small Planet, speaks to everyone distressed by the state of our world. In a vibrant, intimate voice, she challenges us to re-examine outdated assumptions about who we are and how the world works. She then weaves surprising facts and stories of courage into a novel narrative of meaning and action. Drawing on breakthroughs from neuroscience to anthropology, Lappé offers us a way of seeing possibility based not in wishful thinking but hard evidence. Getting a Grip 2, thoroughly rewritten for this moment, shows us how reframing the very meaning of democracy, power, fear, courage, and even hope itself, can free us to create the lives and the world we really want. Lappé's startling message leaves readers feeling liberated and courageous.
About the author
Frances Moore Lappé is the author or coauthor of more than 18 books and is a "living democracy" advocate and world food expert. Her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, was chosen among "75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World" by the Women's National Book Association, and was recently dubbed a "blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint long before the term was coined," by J.M Hirsch of the Associated Press. In 2008, Gourmet Magazine selected Lappé among 25 people, including Thomas Jefferson and Julia Child, whose work has changed the way America eats and the James Beard Foundation named Lappé Humanitarian of the Year. She is a winner of the Right Livelihood Award, called the Alternative Nobel, and a member of the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Lappé has received 17 honorary doctorates and has been a visiting scholar at MIT. She is the cofounder of the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) and the Center for Living Democracy (1990-2000), where she was the founding editor of the American News Service (1995-2000). She and her Daughter Anna Lappé launched the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund in 2001. Lappé's major media appearances include the Today Show, Fox News, Hardball, NPR, and PBS Now. Articles by or about her have appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, The Nation, and more. For more, visit: www.smallplanet.org
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