No matter where along that red-blue divide you find yourself, disagreeing with someone politically can wear you down at the same time as it opens up new possibilities for enlightenment. But if you're not there yet--and most of us aren't--this workbook helps you remember that life is short and the person you love isn't the enemy.
Deceptively simple and invaluably warm-hearted, Politically Divided uses 27+ games and activities to help you get to the heart of political disagreements and have a little fun in the process. While it won't completely solve our national crisis, it makes a good case for laughter opening the door.
With chapters like "Finding Common Ground During an Earthquake," "Just (Can't) Get Over It" and "Improving Your @#$%&! Vocabulary," this how-to healing workbook takes the sting out of repairing political divisions you thought were here to stay.
If you're tired of feeling at odds with people you love--and if studies and articles about the political divide leave you without a clue about what to do--you've come to the right place.
Finally, a relationship-boosting workbook for the rest of us.
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About the Author
Marilyn D'Amato is an award-winning designer and art director based in New York City, servicing the music, event, and advertising industries. Her projects have been featured in retail stores, at prominent events, in national publications, and have appeared in the set design for television and feature films.
Sabriga Turgon is an editor, Certified Ghostwriter, and owner of Ghostwriter Global, where she writes better books for a better world. She wants the world to be populated with words that inspire, motivate, heal, soothe, and tickle. Contact Sabriga at www.ghostwriterglobal.com.
Table of Contents
Is This Book for You?
How to Use This Workbook
Part One: Campaign Promises
Chapter 1 » Non-Disclosure Agreement
Chapter 2 » Rules of Engagement
Chapter 3 » Family Values
Part Two: Primaries
Chapter 4 » Learning to Walk a Mile
Chapter 5 » They Don’t Call ’em Strong Feelings for Nothing
Part Three: Attack Ads
Chapter 6 » Improving Your @#$%&! Vocabulary
Chapter 7 » Your Brain on Anger (and What to Do About It)
Chapter 8 » Why Do I Hate You So Much Right Now?!
Chapter 9 » What My Search Results Say About Me
Chapter 10 » One Person’s Junk Mail is Another Person’s Treasure
Part Four: Debates
Chapter 11 » Finding Common Ground During an Earthquake
Chapter 12 » Hands Off!
Chapter 13 » Sorting Out the Issues
Chapter 14 » If You Can’t Say Something Nice...
Part Five: News Cycles
Chapter 15 » My News is Be er Than Your News
Chapter 16 » What the Heck is a Policy Wonk?
Chapter 17 » Should I Meditate or Call You?
Part Six: Elec on Results
Chapter 18 » Just (Can’t) Get Over It
Chapter 19 » Bring It On: Defending Your Position
Chapter 20 » Did My Vote Even Count?
Part Seven: Concessions
Chapter 21 » It’s About to Get Real
Chapter 22 » For the Good of the Country
Part Eight: Reunification
Chapter 23 » Building Yourself Up
Chapter 24 » Hope for the Future
Chapter 25 » Social Networks
Part Nine: Civic Engagement
Chapter 26 » Your Best “You” Runs Into a Wall
Chapter 27 » This is How We Move On