You Have the Power: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear

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Presents a detailed program designed to help readers overcome the restrictions and limitations of fear to create positive personal change and to promote global social change, introducing powerful tools for conquering fear in order to shape the future. 25,000 first printing.

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Frances Moore LappÉ is the author of the 3-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet and more than a dozen other books.

Jeffrey Perkins is the founder of Curious Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people clarify and enter their life's work.

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Lappe popularized what she argued was the moral imperative of eating vegetarian in her 1971 classic, Diet for a Small Planet; Perkins co-founded the nonprofit Curious Minds, which helps youth identify and work towards a future vocation. Their idealistic treatise attempts to turn the constricting presence of fear into a "power to create the lives we want and the world we want." According to Perkins and Lappe, fear is spread by politicians and media that encourage people to be frightened of other countries and cultures, and that magnify the danger of crime. The result, they argue, is an emotionally paralyzed population, immobilized against real global dangers. In order to take action against environmental degradation, hunger and species extinction, people must dare to act, they say, and overcome fear by leaping into the unknown with creative solutions. They cite numerous examples of those who have helped trigger change in themselves and the world by taking risks. A woman named Jane Stern, for example, faced down a lifelong phobia about illness by becoming a volunteer medical technician and helping others who were sick and dying. After reading a newspaper story about a murdered homeless Guatemalan boy, a Manhattan chef changed his life, despite initial terror, by going to Guatemala and establishing a program for inner-city children. Lappe shares the way she coped with her fears after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, while Perkins describes how he found the courage to tell his parents that he was gay. This a fine collection of engrossing and inspiring anecdotes rather than a how-to manual, by two people who obviously care about the world and its people.
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