A Progressive’s Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking A Little Action)
Published: April 2010
About the Book
In this humorous yet informative work, Amanda Marcotte covers the social and political issues young people care about—examining everything from welfare and GLBTQ rights to reproductive access and the war on drugs. Get Opinionated also delves into everyday dilemmas: the environmental impacts of Atkins vs. Vegetarianism, whether airport security is really worth the hassle, and how to “go green” without being seen as a status-seeking yuppie.
Today’s young progressive voice is oftentimes silenced, quieted by loud conservative opposition. Get Opinionated works to change this with a guide to the issues, how to get involved, and how to spread your voice. Marcotte is a confidant for the young woman who wants to be more politically involved, but may need a bit of a nudge in the right direction. She offers advice, opinions, and in-your-face candor, with suggestions for readers to take this information to the next step—and take action.
Whether you're a newcomer to politics or just looking for some further direction, Get Opinionated will help you find the facts, find the truth, and find your political voice.
"Easy and breezy to read, laugh out loud funny in many parts, Get Opinionated
shows Marcotte coming into her own, confident and sure of her step. As she brings her brand of irreverent, sharp-as-a-tack humor to bear on the outrageous claims from the far right, she gives no quarter."
—Susan Gardner, Daily Kos
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