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Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country.

We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power.

Are you ready for this age of bottom-up citizen power? Do you understand what power truly is, how it flows, who has it, and how you can claim and exercise it?

Eric Liu, who has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power, lays out the answers in this incisive, inspiring, and provocative book. Using examples from the left and the right, past and present, he reveals the core laws of power. He shows that all of us can generate power - and then, step by step, he shows us how. The strategies of reform and revolution he lays out will help every listener make sense of our world today. If you want to be more than a spectator in this new era, you need to listen to this book.

©2017 Eric Liu (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Eric Liu's new book is profound and elegant, wise and accessible. Right alongside his diagnosis of the problems are thoughtful, energizing solutions. Be prepared to understand your own political agency in a whole new light." (Ai-jen Poo, director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, codirector of Caring Across Generations)
"There is no more pressing time than now to understand your own power and use it, and there is no better guide to doing so than Eric Liu. This book is a way of living, individually and collectively, in a changing America." (Jose Antonio Vargas, founder and CEO, Define American)
"Those who want a more sustainable and just future often feel powerless against big corporations and the one percent. After reading Eric Liu's book, I see we do have power; we just need to better understand and leverage it. Read this book and let's get to work!" (Annie Leonard, executive director, Greenpeace USA)

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We need this message now more than ever. This should be mandatory reading as we seek to banish from civic life the cynicism that limits, and threatens to imprison us.