Frances Moore Lappé


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in Pendleton, Oregon, The United States
February 10, 1944

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Frances Moore Lappe--author of fifteen books, including three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet --distills her world-spanning experience and wisdom in a conversational yet hard-hitting style to create a rare "aha" book. In nine short chapters, Lappe leaves readers feeling liberated and courageous. She flouts conventional right-versus-left divisions and affirms readers' basic sanity - their intuitive knowledge that it is possible to stop grasping at straws and grasp the real roots of today's crises, from hunger and poverty to climate change and terrorism. Because we are creatures of the mind, says Lappe, it is the power of "frame"--our core assumptions about how the world works--that determines outcomes. She pinpoints the domin ...more

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“Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.”
Frances Moore Lappé

“The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves.”
Frances Moore Lappe

“Hope is not wishful thinking. It's not a temperament we're born with. It is a stance toward life that we can choose...not not. The real question for me, though, is whether m hope is effective, whether it produces or is just where I hide to ease my own pain.”
Frances Moore Lappé

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