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Get Opinionated: A Progressive's Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action)

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For those who like their politics blunt, raw, and uncompromising comes Get Opinionated—a guide to the issues you care about: environmentalism, reproductive rights and access, taxes and public wealth, GLBTQ rights, health care, the War on Terror, the War on Drugs, and the Culture Wars.

Get Opinionated will help you find your political voice and galvanize you into action—or a
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Seal Press (first published 2010)
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Aspen Junge
Amanda Marcotte is one of my favorite feminist/political bloggers, and in this book she illuminates practical political strategies for progressives, individually and in groups, so that we can keep our rights and not get shut out of the public discussion. Ms. Marcotte has a no-holds-barred style of political analysis and writing, cutting through the "WTF?" underbrush to point out how the political opposition uses culture war rhetoric to achieve their deeper and more frightening goals. What I love ...more
viola
Aug 10, 2010 viola rated it did not like it
Shelves: erudite, own, 2010
informative? not in the least. more like inflammatory. her language appears to be an attempt to be approachable and seem "fired up," but really she comes across just as ignorant and shallow as the "fundies" she's railing against. honestly, this book seems like what would happen should a conservative radio host try writing a liberal perspectives book. all talking points, all hateful foul language and completely lacking critical understanding.
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Apr 08, 2010 Oyeama added it
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8 points...

1. Your book is at best a successful marriage between the talking points of CNN and Fox News, which are ordained under the title of “Get Opinionated.”

2. I am certain that many English Professors would let out a deep sigh if they were ever forced to read your book. The word “trite” may slip between their teeth as they write “unoriginal” on the cover page.

3. A scripted consciousness articulated with high does of poor humor is not progressive. It is repetitive. Simply because you are com
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Tom Currier
Jul 13, 2012 Tom Currier rated it it was amazing
Terrific book, hilarious and true (but sad and frustrating as well). This is in the vein of Bill Maher. I recommend this book for anyone interested in today's political landscape. Don't read this if you are easily offended by frank language and tell it like it is. Also, if you are hard-core GOP, Tea-Baggers, or Homophobic you might find out something about how your positions are both hurting yourselves as well as destroying the American society and ideals.
Alexander
Sep 26, 2011 Alexander rated it liked it
This was a very funny book and enjoyable. But I wish it were a bit more serious and bothered to give references. I know a lot of it is based in reality since I have experienced some of those things, but it would be nice if it were a bit more scholarly and a little less Daily Show.
Chris Pederson
Mar 31, 2013 Chris Pederson rated it it was amazing
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we are in our own echo chamber of like opinions.... but what are you doing in the real world to make a difference??
Hope
May 04, 2010 Hope rated it liked it
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A handy guide to the beginning progressive/liberal. Nothing too groundbreaking here, but Marcotte has an engaging voice and a tart tongue.
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