The Occupy Handbook by Janet Byrne

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Those curious about the momentum behind the movement... will find plenty of illumination here. It's enough to make even a one percenter rethink the way wealth is shared.
-Publishers Weekly

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Analyzing the movement's deep-seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds and most incisive cultural commentators - from Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Amy Goodman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gillian Tett, Scott Turow, Bethany McLean, Brandon Adams, and Tyler Cowen to prominent labor leaders and young, cutting-edge economists and financial writers whose work is not yet widely known - capture the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory, giving readers an on-the-scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought, and recommending reform. A guide to the occupation, THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK is a talked-about source for understanding why 1% of the people in America take almost a quarter of the nation's income and the long-term effects of a protest movement that even the objects of its attack can find little fault with.
 

About Janet Byrne

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Janet Byrne is an editor who has worked with Nobel Prize-winning economists, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, and leading political figures, financial journalists, academics, and best-selling authors. She is the author of A Genius for Living: The Life of Frieda Lawrence, a New York Times Notable Book, has served as a researcher for and as a contributor to numerous books, and has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 548 pages
Genres: Current Affairs, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Apr 08 2012

A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors...An educational, highly useful primer on what’s broken and how to fix it.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
May 14 2012

Those curious about the momentum behind the movement... will find plenty of illumination here. It's enough to make even a one percenter rethink the way wealth is shared.

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Financial Times

Below average
Reviewed by John Gapper on May 20 2012

This book makes a decent stab...(although it is largely written by a group that is close to, if not in, the one per cent themselves). But nothing in it feels as convincing as the movement itself.

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The New Yorker

Excellent
Reviewed by John Cassidy on Apr 18 2012

The Occupy protesters may have gone home, at least for now, but the issues they highlighted are front and center. And if you want to find out more about them, I thoroughly recommend “The Occupy Handbook.”

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