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About Lisa Bloom
Lisa Bloom is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, trial attorney, and the daughter of renowned women's rights attorney, Gloria Allred.
A daily fixture on American television for the last decade, Lisa appears regularly on CBS, CNN, HLN and MSNBC shows such as Dr. Phil, Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Anderson Cooper 360, Politics Nation and The Situation Room. She has been featured on Oprah, Nightline, Today, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, and many more, and she was a nightly panelist on The Insider throughout 2010. From 2001-2009, Lisa hosted her own daily, live, national show on Court TV, and she has guest-hosted Larry King Live, The Early Show, and Showbiz Tonight.
Lisa has written numerous popular and scholarly articles for the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, the National Law Journal, CNN.com, the Daily Beast, and many more. She has also been profiled, featured, and quoted in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Ladies' Home Journal, California Lawyer, Vegetarian Times, and Variety.
Lisa graduated early and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where she was national college debate champion, and then from the Yale Law School, where she won the moot court competition. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she runs her law firm, The Bloom Firm. TheWrap.com recently named her one of the top five celebrity attorneys in Los Angeles.
Lisa's first book, the New York Times bestseller Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, was voted one of the top ten best nonfiction books of 2011 by the readers of Goodreads.com. Lisa has spoken to groups all over the world about the decline in American media and education, the negative influence of the beauty industry, the dumbing down of America, and how to reclaim our brains from our anti-intellectual culture.
A passionate vegan and animal rights activist, Lisa is a frequent world traveler. She lives in Los Angeles with her fiance and two rescue dogs.
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"There is a great deal we as parents can do at little or no cost to give our boys the advantages they need right now to jack up their odds of finishing high school, going to college, and leading a decent, free life in which they can not only support a family but also contribute to their communities. Because parenting can't wait. Our boys are growing up now, in conditions they did not create, and they deserve more than an adulthood defined by illiteracy, poverty, and reporting to a parole officer. Swagger will show you how." —from the Introduction
In her fresh and frank New York Times best-seller, THINK, Lisa Bloom issued a wake-up call to women all across the country, challenging the very notion of their place in today's ever-changing society. Now, in her thought-provoking follow-up, SWAGGER, she turns the tables on her male counterparts, with a startling look at boys and the culture in which they are growing up, and asks the following questions: — Why is your son struggling in school? — Why can’t teenage boys find jobs? — How does our media get away with messages that being a man means being a thug? — Why are our prisons overflowing with young men? — And most importantly: how can we protect our boys, and give them the bright future they deserve?
New York Times bestselling author, attorney, activist, and mother Lisa Bloom answers these questions in her passionate, no-nonsense style. Swagger is a wake-up call for parents -- and anyone who cares about boys – going in depth to reveal the forces aligned against our sons, then offering 10 practical, inexpensive, proven solutions for raising healthy sons, starting today.
Praise for SWAGGER:
“Swagger is essential guidance for any parent of boys. It’s brutally honest, meticulously researched, and boldly impassioned. It reveals a truth that is hiding in plain sight all around us, calling for our wisdom and commitment and love. I couldn’t put it down.” —Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love
"As girls surpass boys in schools and universities around the country, this book could not come at a better time. Lisa has long been a great attorney and with SWAGGER she is now a passionate advocate for our boys." —Dan Abrams, ABC News Legal Analyst
“Lisa Bloom always gives it to us straight. Swagger shows parents exactly how to keep their sons on the right track when the world our boys now inhabit so often lures them in the wrong direction. Packed with smart parenting tips that you can start using today, Swagger is both a passionate wake up call and a very useful handbook.” —DR. PHIL, television host and New York Times bestselling author
And in July 2013, the trial of Zimmerman for murder captivated the public, as did his eventual acquittal.
In her provocative and landmark book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, who covered the trial from gavel to gavel, posits that none of this was a surprise: Our laws, culture, and blind spots created the conditions that led to Trayvon Martin's death, and made George Zimmerman's acquittal by far the most likely outcome.
America today holds an unhealthy preoccupation with firearms that has led to the expansion of gun rights to surreal extremes. America now has not only the highest per capita gun ownership rate in the world (almost one gun per American), but the highest rate of gun deaths. Despite the strides America has made, fighting a bloody Civil War to end slavery, eradicating Jim Crow laws, teaching tolerance, and electing an African American president, racial inequality persists throughout our country, in employment, housing, education, the media, and most institutions. And perhaps most destructively of all, racial biases run deep in every level of our criminal justice system. Suspicion Nation captures a court system and a country conflicted and divided over issues of race, violence, and gun legislation.