BEYOND THE MESSY TRUTH:
HOW WE CAME APART, HOW WE COME TOGETHER
Join the Love Army and Van Jones for Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together. It's time to transform our collective anxiety into meaningful change and get down to the vital business of building an American democracy that works for everyone.
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In his new book, Van Jones, CNN political contributor and host of the recurring primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones, offers a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart. Jones provides a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Beyond the Messy Truth includes resources—contacts, books, media, and organizations—for bipartisan bridge-building and problem solving.
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Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN prime time special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forums Young Global Leader designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award, and he has been named one of Rolling Stones 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, and Times 100 Most Influential People in the World.
David Talbot is an American progressive journalist, author and media executive. He is the founder, former CEO and editor-in- chief of one of the first web magazines,Salon, which he founded in 1995, Talbot has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and a features editor for The San Francisco Examiner, and has written for Time magazine,The New Yorker,Rolling Stone, and other publications. His other books include Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, Devil Dog,Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, and the recent The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.
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In Beyond the Messy Truth, Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump’s victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.
We should all be listening to Van Jones. His vision for American politics calls forward the best of who we are, so that we can engage with humanity and solve real problems together. - Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Those of us who truly believe in the power of love and aloha welcome Beyond the Messy Truth with open arms, in the hope that it will be read by those from all parts of the country and all points on the political spectrum. This book will help start conversations and bring people together to find common ground and work toward a better America. - Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. congress-woman, Hawaii
Whether you agree or disagree with him, Van Jones's voice has become an integral part of our national political debate. He is one of the most provocative and interesting political figures in the country. - Senator Bernie Sanders
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the CNN primetime special series, “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.” A special advisor to the Obama White House and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Jones founded the social justice accelerator, the Dream Corps. He has led numerous social justice and environmental enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All.
He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award. He has also been named one of Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Company’s 12 Most Creative Minds on Earth, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.
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