The Gift of Anger

Use Passion to Build Not Destroy

You can accomplish wonders if you use anger strategically and channel it toward the greater good.

By Joe Solmonese Read by Tom Dheere Business Development / Nonfiction / Political Science / Self-Help English, Unabridged 4h 59m Sell Sheet
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4 Audio CDs September 12, 2016 $49.99 $39.99 9781520046211 Add to Cart
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							Solmonese reveals that for him, the key to success was learning to harness his anger. Channelling this form of energy can keep you moving forward, but uncontrolled, it can blow up everything. Solmonese uses stories from his work with HRC and his previous position as CEO of the powerful women's organization Emily's List to share a series of often-surprising lessons. For example, empathize with your enemies instead of shaming them, find allies wherever you can, and ask for the doable, not the impossible (even when the “impossible” is your ultimate goal). Particularly when dealing with irrational and offensive attitudes, the temptation is ever-present to give in to righteous indignation. While it's fine to feel it, Solmonese's advice is to always be strategic with your outrage.

"Joe's leadership is proof of his steadfast commitment to equality and his unique ability to harness the power of a movement and turn it into action. Those seeking to leave this world better than they found it can draw similar inspiration from the pages of this book." - Chad Griffin, President, Human Rights Campaign

"I've seen Joe Solmonese in action...Joe's work organizing the LGBT community and its allies toward smart, strategic work enabled meaningful and sustained victories in the fight for equality for Americans." - Senator Sherrod Brown

"In Congress we knew that we needed a strategic partner advocating for the LGBT community who would never allow the anger he understandably felt in the face of injustice to cause him to lose sight of the ultimate goal, and who understood how to find common ground on both sides of the legislative aisle. Joe's stories in this book and the lessons he learned will inspire you to think differently about the change you seek to make in your life and in the world." - Senator Joe Lieberman