Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

by Van Jones


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ISBN-13: 9780399180040
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 349,058
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime 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 Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award, and he has 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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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 America Betrayed-By Both Parties 3

Chapter 2 An Open Letter to Liberals 19

Chapter 3 An Open Letter to Conservatives 59

Chapter 4 Whitelash: Myths and Facts 91

Chapter 5 Prince, Newt, and the Way Forward: Portraits in Strange Bedfellows 117

Chapter 6 The Beautiful Work: Four Solutions 139

Conclusion Reclaiming Our Founding Dream 185

Appendix I Bridge-Building Resources 195

Appendix II Be Informed, Get Involved 211

Acknowledgments 231

About the Author 235

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Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together (Signed Book) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Theresakerch-28 More than 1 year ago
A great read that makes you think This was an absolutely wonderful read from someone that makes you think no matter what side you are on. Van Jones just comes literally makes you stop and think because he talks to you and not down or through you. In the world today you need someone like Van Jones and a book like this to make you think.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
I imagine that seeing the name Van Jones is either going to make people decide not to read this or jump for joy thinking it will validate liberal views. I hope both sides would rethink their positions and give this a try. To put it all out there, I am a liberal. A liberal with a capital L and not afraid to be called a bleeding heart. However, I do try to keep up with the press and thoughts of conservatives. Nothing has ever made me understand some of the reasons people voted for Trump like this book. At some points I felt ashamed, because it was like Van Jones was speaking directly to me. I can only hope that those conservatives who read the book can find some understanding of liberals, as well. We may not agree, but we can talk and find a way to listen to one another. This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.