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Getting A Grip by Frances Moore Lappé
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Apr 25, 08

it was ok
bookshelves: activism, globalization, political-science

I haven't read Lappe before--although I need to read Diet for a Small Planet--and thought I'd give her a whirl as occasionally I hear good things about her writing. Reading Get a Grip I was immediately faced with the reality that this book is for folks just starting down a journey of self-discovery and liberation. While I agree with her sentiments, I did not like some of her use of language. It almost feels like she doesn't want to stray from her target audience of liberal/conservative "middle-of-the-road" folks, which for someone like me who understands what she's saying, finds the writing rather bland and uninteresting. It's a quick read and very accessible. It does boast some good resources--but again, nothing too revolutionary. I also find some of her examples uncritical and actually kind of demoralizing.

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