Erin Brockovich with Suzanne Boothby
If this evening was Town Hall in ‘physical’ action, this would likely have been a matter of one author upstairs and one downstairs. Instead, coming virtually and almost in sequence, the latter program this evening renowned environmental crusader and activist Erin Brockovich with new book on a timely, vital matter affecting everyone, Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It (Pantheon, co-written with Suzanne Boothby).
“Two decades after the movie that made her a national celebrity, Brockovich urges readers to confront a scary reality . . . [She] offers an easy-to-understand guide to common water pollutants, and she shares stories of citizen activists . . . The narrative’s real power comes from her clarion calls to regular citizens to get involved in the fight for safe water . . . she offers several concrete suggestions for how people can gauge the safety of their own drinking water and stand up to corporations and politicians . . . a call to arms about the global water crisis from a sharp, plainspoken activist.” —Kirkus Reviews.
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