This program is read by the author and Mark Ruffalo, an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist.
When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.
By the time Sanders' campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country and won 22 states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.
In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all - and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.
Bernie Sanders ran as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2015 and 2016. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont's largest city, for eight years before becoming the sole congressperson for the state in 1990. He was elected to the Senate in 2006 and is now the longest-serving Independent in the history of the Congress. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife, Jane, and has four children and seven grandchildren.
Mark Ruffalo is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist. Known for high-profile roles in movies such as The Kids Are All Right (2010), The Normal Heart (2014), Foxcatcher (2015), and Spotlight (2015) as well as blockbusters like The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), he made his directorial debut with Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He was an ardent supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders' bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
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I worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign and this man has become by biggest inspiration in politics. This book is extremely personal. You learn of Bernie's life growing up, his experiences on the campaign trail and the future he believes the Democratic party should embrace. In the wake of Trump's win last week, this book gives me so much hope for our future. Let's continue to Feel The Bern.
To know what we could have had, and what we unfortunately lost, is a devastating to many Americans that deserve so much and get so little. Bernie Sanders was the first politician to truly open my eyes, to become invested in our nation and to care about the goings-on outside of my daily life. Our Revolution is an emotional experience to listen through, simply because of knowing that such a decent, kind-hearted human being (that truly cares about our country and its people) was so utterly set up for failure by the broken democratic system. Bernie, you are my hero, you are everything I aspire to be. As you say, change comes from the bottom up, and I hope to be part of the new wave of individuals that can repair this country and mold it to what it can become.
Highly recommend this book to anyone, not just Sanders supporters. It is eye-opening and inspiring to all.
Absolutely. If you enjoyed listening to Bernie during the primaries, then this is for you. You get 18 hours of it.
Yes. Bernie's revolution is the future we need.
It makes me so sad to think of the lost possibilities.
My belief is the DNC is largely to blame for Bernie's primary loss. So much shame on DWS and DB for not doing their jobs. Look who we have to show for it!
Bernie did good narrating, the other guy does a bit of a disservice to the movement with his failure to maintain control of his emotions. He speaks too much with disgust and condescension...and his laughs...his laughs are a mediocre attempt to manage his breath that are often timed inappropriately.
Great Audio Book. Bernie Sanders, in his own unique voice, talks about his life experiences and how they shaped his amazing political career. This book dispels all the lies told by the establishment Media, the DNC and Hillary's Campaign. You can clearly understand his real values, his heroic struggle in the senate and the incredible vision this man has for this nation. You can't help but feel proud to have supported such a progressive candidate as he really embodies everything we need for a President of the United States. I will always support him and follow his political movement that has inspired a whole generation to keep fighting for a future to believe in.
He is so very concise, laying out exactly how and by whom our nation has been, and is being, taken from us. AND a realistic path to regaining it for us and our children.
Bernie and Mark Ruffalo are easy to listen to.
Our nation has been, and is being, taken from us.
This is a fascinating account of one of our most inspiring public servants. Sanders is a natural narrator among his many other talents. If you don't end this book ready for a revolution , I would be surprised. Feel the Bern!
Mr. Sanders offers a realistic review and logical solutions approach to how to build an economy that works for everyone. I truly enjoyed his insight on the dog-eats-dog world of politics and his pragmatic approach to solving some of our nation's most pressing problems. Could we ever achieve yhe utopian state he describes? Probably not. But it's better to work towards a goal thats larger than ourselves than get lost in the greed and indifference that prevails in contemporary American politics and society in general.
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