Read Stacey Abrams’s book, Lead from the Outside, and pre-order her next book, Our Time is Now.
Stacey Abrams is 17 different flavors of awesome. You know this. You watched her fight the good fight in 2018 the Georgia governor’s race, which was rigged against her in such blatantly obvious and ludicrous ways (and she nearly won, regardless).
You’ve heard her on podcasts. You’ve seen her on TV. You support Fair Fight, her initiative to protect and expand the right to vote, and Fair Count, which protects and defends the 2020 census.
But have you read her book? And have you pre-ordered her next one?
Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change was originally released as Minority Leader. It’s part autobiographical, and part motivational. Because c’mon, did you think Abrams was going to let you just sit there and consume her story without taking actual lessons from it that you can apply in your own life? No. She has stuff to teach, and she does it in a straightforward, no-nonsense way.
She covers figuring out what you want, and figuring out how to get it, without fear or apology. She discusses how to manage self-doubt, how to confront and repair your own mistakes, how to build a network, how to face down jerks, and any number of other things that seem daunting until she explains how to defeat them.
This is not a rah-rah you-can-do-anything-if-you-just-believe-in-yourself book. Abrams brings clear eyes, good anecdotes, and practical knowledge to show you how to do what the title promises: lead from the outside.
Abrams has a second book due for release in June 2020: Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. There’s no reason to believe it won’t be as good as its predecessor.
We at OTYCD recommend buying Lead from the Outside from an independent bookstore and pre-ordering Our Time is Now from one, too.
Women & Children First, an independent bookstore in Chicago, will allow you to do both.
Learn more about Fair Fight, Stacey Abrams’s pro-voting rights organization:
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Learn about Fair Count, Stacey Abrams’s organization that’s fighting for a properly administered 2020 census:
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