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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mailbag:stocking stuffer: book by Wireman

It occurs to me that I have never suggested that you all buy my book but many of you and your friends would find it interesting and useful. It is readable. Connecting the Dots: Government,Community and Family connectingdots.us You can buy the e-book version for $15 hardcover is more. This is the link to the book : http://www.transactionpub.com/title/Connecting-the-Dots-978-1-4128-0730-2.html This is the link to the eBook of the hardcover: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=JpI7vovR2YsC they may be cheaper at google books or amazon There is also a how-to-do it guidebook. JOHN NICHOLS SAID “A politically savvy yet relentlessly optimistic public intellectual, [Wireman] keeps imploring us to look beyond a failed status quo to the future that might yet be ... faith in facts rather than fantasy.” — from the foreword by John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation — CONGRESSMAN TAMMY BALDWIN SAID “Peggy Wireman…. reminds us…that as Americans we are called to care about the common good, which means working for the many, not just the privileged few. Through powerful illustrations [Wireman] brings to light that the American dream is in serious need of renewed commitment.” OTHER COMMENTS FROM MADISON “[A] must read for practitioners and students who wish to explore, better understand and engage in a dialogue on race on a personal and policy level.” — Marc Herstand, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter ““[I] recommend this book to staff working with neighborhoods...solutions which are not top-down solutions but ones which involve people in activities that affect their lives...” – Enis Ragland, former Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Madison, WI “ “[S]hows that creating strong families demands both neighborhood actions and solid government policy and financial commitment.” — Hannah Rosenthal, Executive Director, Chicago Foundation for Women “...a real focus on the bread-and-butter concerns of the average family.” — Kathleen Falk, County Executive, Dane County, WI

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