Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians” as Want to Read:
Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A searing attack on the Democrats from one of today's most engaging political voices, and an incisive strategy for victory over the Republican party

Air America Radio host, Laura Flanders, the best-selling author of "Bushwomen," believes there are no such things as "red" and "blue" states. Even in the most surprising places, she's finding progressive change. From Vermont
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 5th 2007 by Penguin Press HC, The (first published 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Blue Grit, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Blue Grit

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Oct 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm not really a radio listener, so I was unfamiliar with Flanders when I went to see her speak at the local "Sanctuary for Independent Media." But I am a feminist and a media junkie, so it turns out I was familiar with a lot of her work, such as starting the women's desk at FAIR (Fairness and accuracy in reporting). I left the talk armed with a signed copy of this book.

For me, it was one of those books that flushed me with relief - relief that I wasn't the only one frustrated with my political
Aug 27, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
First of all, Laura Flanders is a great political reporter and analyst. I always find her interesting, useful, thought-provoking. This particular book is a breath of fresh air because, unlike a lot of political books written from a progressive point of view, this book offers good news. There's lots of useful information and inspirational stories, and it's all written in a very accessible style. It's a fast read and one that will leave you, if you're like me, feeling a little bit better about the ...more
Colin Bruce Anthes
Being in-depth reporting, some chapters are a bit bogged down with dated affairs. But Flanders is marvelous, here and in general, at showing how progressives make many allies, often unexpected ones, when they swing into action rather than dream about it.
rated it it was ok
Nov 02, 2008
Roger Ingram
rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2013
rated it liked it
Nov 17, 2008
rated it really liked it
May 15, 2008
Buzz H.
rated it really liked it
Aug 05, 2013
rated it did not like it
Apr 02, 2010
Mark Welkie
rated it liked it
Sep 17, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Laura Flanders is a British-born US-based journalist who presents the current events show GRITtv, broadcast weekdays on Link and Free Speech TV.

She has written for The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive and Ms. Magazine, and has contributed op-ed pieces to the San Francisco Chronicle. Flanders hosted the weekday radio show Your Call on KALW, before starting the Saturday/Sunday evening Laura F
More about Laura Flanders...