From organizing boycotts, obtaining government internships, starting small businesses, investing finances, obtaining nontraditional employment, shaping the culture (through zines, cable shows, and rock bands) to nurturing an ecologically-sound world and navigating the Internet, Brooks empowers readers. This "pro-active, pro-girl guide . . . is based on a simple principle: information = knowledge[;] knowledge = power." Brooks's infectious enthusiasm is grounded. Dreams conceived may be brought to fruition thanks to the dearth of concrete advice and excellent resources provided throughout the book.
And she does not stop there. "I can't decide which is more important: planting seeds of radical thought in your brain, or giving you as many resources for growing those seeds as possible," she says to introduce an additional thirty-one pages of annotated resource listings. Composing this review past deadline, I appreciated her tip to budding zine writers: "Number your issues, never date them. That way you can avoid...editorials about why your June issue is hitting the streets in November." This book is priceless. Resource listing.
VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Broa