“Anyone who is interested in passionate, exciting, inspiring social movements should have a look.”

Inter Pares

Reviews

Beautiful Trouble is more than a book, it’s the serious artivists’ wikipedia.

Ann Narkeh

” … cover(s) a broad terrain, yet manages to go into a lot of detail, venturing well beyond sloganeering.”

Carl Rowlands, New Left Project

” … a damn good gateway drug for liberals.”

“A typical liberal may recognize contributor names on the cover like the Yes Men and Billionaires for Bush, but the guts of the book also nod to IWW, Earth First! and Otpor.”

Cole Wardell

“Now here’s a book that’s meant to be used.”

Beautiful Trouble is a terrific addition to Gene Sharp’s catalog of nonviolent tactics … “

“When someone whines about what they can possibly do if it’s really true that voting won’t fix everything, hand them this book. When someone proposes violence as the only serious option available, hand them this book.”

“Here is a guide to activism that focuses on the serious moral case for fundamental change and on making it fun as hell.”

“Here is a sophisticated tool for shaping strategies that are both uncompromising and welcoming of newcomers.”

” … a book that practices what it preaches.”

” … even the familiar is so well presented and contextualized that people are likely to find new insights in what they thought they already knew.”

David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org & OpEd News

” … an informative and inspiring how-to handbook of direct, confrontational social activism … “

“This is a primer for those ready and sturdy enough to take real action.”

Dennis Hiebert, Geez magazine

“The time-honed tradition of politicized mischief is back … “

Eli Rosenberg, The Brooklyn Paper

” … a must-read for everyone who is working for a better world. It is rich with ideas, analyses and road maps.”

” … thoughtfully and respectfully addresses some very tough tactical issues that have stymied organizers for a long time.”

Gary Shaul, long-time organizer

“Anyone who is interested in passionate, exciting, inspiring social movements should have a look.”

Inter Pares

“A brilliant spark that will fly through the air and set the vapors of our insurrectionary imaginations alight.”

John Jordan, founder of Reclaim the Streets

“I would have loved it as a gift when I was a teenage rebel … “

” … it would be a great resource in a school: useful for Art, Design, History, and Citizenship!”

Jon Lockwood, Peace News