“Courtney Martin’s portraits of eight young activists reveal people who are flawed, scared, and human—which makes them all the more inspiring. An elegant, effortless read that confirms what we already know: young people continue to change the world.”
—Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, authors of Manifesta and Grassroots
“Do It Anyway asks the most difficult question possible: how can I make my life meaningful? The answers are varied, transformational, and necessary for us all.”
“Courtney Martin is one of our most insightful culture critics and one of our finest young writers. She’s written a lively, compelling, and very important book for people of every generation who want to be fully alive in and to the world. Take in what she says and you may find yourself turning to that impossible cause you care about and ‘doing it anyway.’”
—Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak
“Unlike a lot of authors, Courtney Martin isn’t trying to sell you activism and why you should (yawn) get involved. Instead, she goes deep into the stories and lived experience of eight individuals. Do It Anyway is a treasure and deeply affecting.”
—Billy Wimsatt, author of Bomb the Suburbs and Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs
“Put this on your must read list! Courtney Martin, of Feministing and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters fame, has just launched a new book. Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists profiles the work of eight activists, doing what they can to make this world a better place.”
- The Real Deal
I immediately bought the Kindle book and then ordered copies to give away to all my family for holiday gifts.
Courtney Martin comes to readers with her fierce inspiration for would be activists and gives them plenty to do and say to make a bigger difference in life.
This book is a great read for teens and adults, who want to know what it actually looks like to make change happen.
This came promptly and I hope to read it in the next 7 months. I have a lot to do these days.Published 17 months ago by Dorothy Killebrew
Do It Anyway: The New Generation Of Activists by Courtney E. Martin is a book I received through the Early Reviewers program on LibraryThing. Ms. Read morePublished on August 3, 2012 by M. Fenn
I saw Courtney at a retreat in Boston and heard her speak about her inspiring story. I immediately bought the Kindle book and then ordered copies to give away to all my family for... Read morePublished on December 17, 2010 by Jill McKibben
Courtney Martin walks beside eight activists raised in the 80s and 90s to show that our generation really does care, that we are involved, that we are trying to change the world -... Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by SummerMeadow8
Courtney Martin provides the reader with revealing profiles of eight young activists. Martin digs behind the actions to uncover what motivates these young people to devote... Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by Mitchell R. Alegre
Doing good is about more than feeling good about yourself. "Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists" is a guide to Activism that encourages getting it done over all else. Read morePublished on November 14, 2010 by Midwest Book Review