“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.
Church ladies group reading requirement. I did like some of the thought process in the book.Published 3 months ago by Barbara Sypolt
Fantastic read for any young philanthropist/activist. I would even encourage this book to any millennial looking to make a powerful difference in this world -- loved it!Published 8 months ago by Inspiring Read
The book is written in "blog style." It is casually written, and doesn't go very in-depth into the biographies. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Flower
Great read. It inspires you to do something and not just know what needs to be done. It was so inspiring to get to get a piece of everyones journey and how they are makeing a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jill
Good, easy reading for senior citizen. Agree with the author and wish I were younger so I could latch on to some of these ideas.Published 20 months ago by patsy edwards
This came promptly and I hope to read it in the next 7 months. I have a lot to do these days.Published 22 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