I highly recommAnd Quickening as an extremely useful and practical guide. It reaffirms that personal and social change are intertwined; that each of us counts; that our lives do make a difference; and that, through involvement and by developing our skills, we can make an even greater difference. --ReverAnd Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition An antidote to cynicism . . . an essential 'how-to' manual for anyone interested in translating values into positive results. --Ben Cohen, Ben & Jerry's Exploding the popular myths about public life, power, and self-interest that stop individuals from discovering the rewards of public involvement, this thoughtful resource offers practical advice from ordinary Americans on how to get more involved. Details guidelines anyone can use to master the skills required to be effective in public life.
FRANCES MOORE LAPPE is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the best-selling Diet for a Small Planet (1971). Her writings have appeared in publications as diverse as Harper's, The New York Times, and Reader's Digest. She is cofounder of the Institute for Food and Development Policy and lectures frequently on issues of democracy in action, food and hunger, and other important issues. PAUL MARTIN DU BOIS has authored two textbooks and over twenty articles, and has served on the faculty and as vice president of two colleges. Lappe and Du Bois are codirectors of the Center for Living Democracy.