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Paul Loeb

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Paul Rogat Loeb’s books on citizen involvement, including Soul of a Citizen, The Impossible Will Take a Little While, and Generation at the Crossroads, have more than a quarter million copies in print and are used on hundreds of campuses to foster student community engagement.


The Impossible was named the #3 political book of fall 2004 by the History Channel and American Book Association, beating out some books like George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant and Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter With Kansas and concluding “this might possibly be the most important collection of stories and essays you will ever read.” The Impossible was also one of six books chosen for the Sierra Club reading groups.


Both The Impossible and Soul won the Nautilus Award for best social change book of their respective years, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus gave out copies of Soul's new edition to all of their members, as did the heads of the Wilderness Society and National Wildlife Federation to their counterparts at all the other national environmental organizations. 


Loeb has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, AARP Bulletin, Psychology Today, The Nation, Chronicle of Higher Education, and the International Herald Tribune, lectured at over 400 colleges, and been interviewed on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, NBC news, CBC, the BBC, and national German and Australian radio.


He’s a regular contributor to Huffington Post. Alice Walker wrote, "The voices Loeb finds demonstrate that courage can be another name for love."  And Bill Moyers told Paul, “You are part of what's good about this world and I admire your work very much. This book can even make one hopeful about the future despite so many signs to the contrary." See www.paulloeb.org  


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