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Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 15 books, beginning with the 1971 three-million-copy Diet for a Small Planet. Her most recent, Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life, is used in two dozen university courses. Lappé is a sought-after public speaker and in the last five years has appeared on hundreds of radio shows as well as PBS NOW, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, Air America, and San Franciso-KPFA's The Forum. She is co-founder of the Institute for Food & Development Policy (Food First), the Center for Living Democracy, and the Small Planet Institute. She is a founding councilor of the World Future Council and has received 17 honorary doctorates as well as the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "Alternative Nobel."

    Frances's Books

    Getting a Grip

    Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad

    By interweaving fresh insights, startling facts, and stirring vignettes of ordinary people pursuing creative solutions to our most pressing global problems, Lappé uncovers a new, empowering “frame” through which real solutions are emerging worldwide.


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