Paul Loeb Author, 'Soul of a Citizen' and 'The Impossible Will Take a Little While'

Paul Rogat Loeb's Soul of a Citizen:Living With Conviction in a Challenging Time has become a classic guide to involvement with 150,000 copies in print, a wholly updated 2010 edition, and subsequent modest changes. Paul's political hope anthology The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, was named the #3 political book of 2004 by the History Channel and the American Book Association, won the Nautilus Award for best social change book, and has its own wholly updated edition in 2014, with over 100,000 total copies in print. Paul is also the author of Generation at the Crossroads, Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times, lectures at conferences and colleges nationwide, and founded the national nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project.

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"Paul Loeb brings hope for a better world in a time when we so urgently need it."—Millard Fuller, founder, Habitat for Humanity

"The voices Loeb finds demonstrate that courage can be another name for love." —Alice Walker

"You are part of what's good about this world and I admire your work very much."—Bill Moyers

"Paul Loeb has been doing wonderfully patient work, exploring the American conscience from the inside. I regard Loeb as something of a national treasure." —Susan Sontag

"A lot of smart people who have some influence on the course of history will read and admire you--and learn from you."—Kurt Vonnegut

"I stayed up half the night reading Soul of a Citizen, finding it a beautiful and morally transcendent work that speaks in gentle words directly to the heart. The new edition is magnificent. "
— Jonathan Kozol

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