The Lifelong Activist, How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way, by Hillary Rettig, Lantern Books, $20.00 (a Green Press)
The category of self-help/life enhancement books has always been a thickly populated shelf, often chock-a-block with smarmy "I'm better than you! Here's how!" or pious "Lessons best learnt in Kindygarten" or get-rich-quick ("No money down/OPM" that has brought us this past season's gangsta economy....) And owning a used bookstore allows us to witness the flotsam that surfaces through the used book food chain a year or two after their pub-date. Most of these are tied to this moments' celebrity or fad, and just as fleeting.
Hillary Rettig (herself a member of the GCC3R Troops- Special Agent, Communications: Klingon Translator) has written a very French tome designed to help Liberal Activists achieve balance in their professional, personal, and family lives. This book covers all aspects of your life and how to evaluate and choose the amount and achieve the activism you can accomplish realistically. There is no preaching tone here, just good common sense and business advice. Hillary has come by this knowledge on the ground, not just theoretically. The real person examples are something anyone can relate to, and the goals are something much better than attaining a condo on Maui, tax-free. SusanG over at the Kos gave this book such a glowing review, I can only second her emotion!
Since this is a book designed specially for Liberals wishing to better their society and planet, I thought we should take a moment and see just how this book could be used by Our Dear General's troops to further the GCC3R's grand plans. Let's take a peek at how a typical member of the Troops might use the sample charts to organize their time (click to enlarge):
As you can see from this example, it is quite easy to use this liberal document for our ends also!
Thanks to democommie™™™™®© for agreeing to bare his life for all to see for this bookreport.
The Lifelong Activist is in stock now at Jackson Street Books, and could be special ordered at your local fine independent bookstore, tell them "It's available at Ingram's!" and they will take it from there.
Elsewhere: my window display shows some love to our Staff Pick!