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Praise for David Mixner
"When I met him when he was young I thought I have never met a person whose heart burned with fire for social justice so strongly. He has never forgotten the roots of his childhood.....how fortunate we are in this country at this time with all the things we have to do to have his energy, his heart,, his devotion and his passion."
President Bill Clinton
"The nation has learned a lot these years about gay and lesbian rights and in a very real sense the greatest of all our teachers has been David Mixner....."
Senator Edward Kennedy
"Your work has made an incredible difference to so many lives and inspired people not only in America but across the world."
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Praise for At Home with Myself
“This book is literally in a class by itself. No one has ever combined powerful leadership and political activism with gentle, homespun insights like David Mixner. He is truly an inspiration to me—for his courage as well as his unique wisdom and humanity.”
“From his upstate home, David Mixner talks us through his early days in the anti-war movement, the living hell of the AIDS crisis, his many arrests, the T of LGBT being forgotten, and a myriad of highs, lows, and lessons learned from a wonderful life dedicated to activism. His mesmerizing blend of wit, dignity and homespun charm makes you feel you are curled up on the porch next to him.”
“Few leaders embody the inclusivity, optimism and values-based politics of progressivism as fully as David Mixner. From his work as a peace and civil rights activist, to his strong feminism to his long service to the LGBT movement, to his passionate environmentalism, David has been at the heart of every major social change movement of our time. He shares stories, wisdom and insights in a wonderful, generous and enjoyable style—kind and satisfying. The observations from Turkey Hollow, like Thoreau's at Walden, are compassionate and keen. The diary-like vignettes show the ways that ordinary lives are momentous and simple joys the deepest pleasure.”