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Courtney E. Martin
Courtney E. Martin is an author, entrepreneur, and weekly columnist for On Being. Her newest book, The New Better Off, explores how people are re-defining the American dream (think more fulfillment, community, and fun, less debt, status, and stuff). Courtney is the co-founder of the Solutions... show more



Courtney E. Martin is an author, entrepreneur, and weekly columnist for On Being. Her newest book, The New Better Off, explores how people are re-defining the American dream (think more fulfillment, community, and fun, less debt, status, and stuff). Courtney is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and a strategist for the TED Prize. She is also co-founder and partner at Valenti Martin Media and FRESH Speakers Bureau, and editor emeritus at Feministing.com. Courtney has authored/edited five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women, and her work appears frequently in national publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. Courtney has appeared on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor, and speaks widely at conferences and colleges. She is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre. She lives with her partner in life and work, John Cary, in Oakland, and their baby girl Maya. Read more about her work at www.courtneyemartin.com.

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TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it 2 years ago
A great book to learn quickly learn some about Belva Lockwood, a woman who ran for President in the 1880s! Of course, she was not the first - Victoria Woodhull was - but you have to admit it took a lot of guts for her to run, especially considering the time she lived in. I plan on reading more abo...
BiblioSquirrell
BiblioSquirrell rated it 49 years ago
This is a rather depressing book on predominantly middle and upper class young womens' tendencies to demonize their own selves and the societal influences that prompt and sustain that demonization. Nothing terribly new here, but the author's conversations with her various subjects are do provide int...
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