• Title: My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Author: Jody Williams Eve Ensler
  • ISBN: 9780520955332
  • Page: 428
  • Format: ebook
  • My Name Is Jody Williams A Vermont Girl s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize As Eve Ensler says in her inspired foreword to this book Jody Williams is many things a simple girl from Vermont a sister of a disabled brother a loving wife an intense character full of fury and
    As Eve Ensler says in her inspired foreword to this book, Jody Williams is many things a simple girl from Vermont, a sister of a disabled brother, a loving wife, an intense character full of fury and mischief, a great strategist, an excellent organizer, a brave and relentless advocate, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner But to me Jody Williams is, first and foremost, an actiAs Eve Ensler says in her inspired foreword to this book, Jody Williams is many things a simple girl from Vermont, a sister of a disabled brother, a loving wife, an intense character full of fury and mischief, a great strategist, an excellent organizer, a brave and relentless advocate, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner But to me Jody Williams is, first and foremost, an activist From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman and third American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams takes the reader through the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life In a voice that is at once candid, straightforward, and intimate, Williams describes her Catholic roots, her first step on a long road to standing up to bullies with the defense of her deaf brother Stephen, her transformation from good girl to college hippie at the University of Vermont, and her protest of the war in Vietnam She relates how, in 1981, she began her lifelong dedication to global activism as she battled to stop the U.S backed war in El Salvador.Throughout the memoir, Williams underlines her belief that an average woman through perseverance, courage and imagination can make something extraordinary happen She tells how, when asked if she d start a campaign to ban and clear anti personnel mines, she took up the challenge, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines ICBL was born Her engrossing account of the genesis and evolution of the campaign, culminating in 1997 with the Nobel Peace Prize, vividly demonstrates how one woman s commitment to freedom, self determination, and human rights can have a profound impact on people all over the globe.

    One Reply to “My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize”

    1. My Name is Jody Williams is appropriately included within the University of California series on Public Anthropology. As Eve Ensler writes in the forward, Williams addresses a fundamental question through her life story (thus far): "… why do some shut down and move away in the face of power and oppression and others move into action? I think if we could resolve this riddle, we would unlock millions of sleeping activists who could possibly help save this world"The core lesson of her life thus f [...]

    2. The Nobel Peace Prize has always stood out as one of the worlds greatest achievements. Jody Williams brings to light the lengths of work and compassion needed to be granted this prize, by writing an autobiography about her life and her journey to the Nobel Peace Prize called “My Name Is Jody Williams”. Jody Williams writes the book in first person which makes it easy to follow who is being talked about. Although the book has a grabbing main topic Jody didn't find a way to really grab the rea [...]

    3. An insight into the logic of NGOs[Through my ratings, reviews and edits I'm providing intellectual property and labor to Inc listed on Nasdaq, which fully owns and in 2013 posted revenues for $74 billion and $274 million profits. Intellectual property and labor require compensation. Inc. is also requested to provide assurance that its employees and contractors' work conditions meet the highest health and safety standards at all the company's sites.] The most valuable parts of the book to me w [...]

    4. What I found fascinating about Williams' book is that it is a story about a (relatively) normal American girl, raised in Vermont, who became a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. I almost wrote Prize "winner," but the Nobel Peace Prize is not something she won, but is something she and many others fought for over many years. This book is about her life, it's trials, it's many passions including a variety of causes to which she has been serially devoted to, and to her interpretation of the meaning of it [...]

    5. I saw Jody speak at an event here in New York during climate week, and really liked her. I didn't know anything about her before, even though she's from Vermont. I did know someone had run a campaign to ban landminesbut now I know ALL about it. This book is good, not the most amazing writing, but still pretty well written, and overall an intriguing story. A few tangents now and thenbut still good.Made me feel like more of us should take issues we care about and really do something about them. I [...]

    6. 2.5I wanted to like this so much more than I did and would probably give it a slightly higher rating for adult readers. Other than the fact that this is written by and about a woman from Vermont who does crazy amazing things with her life, I can't think of a reason why a teen would want to read, or enjoy, this book.

    7. fabulous book.i think that if jody sees injustice, she will act, no matter what the stakes or repercussions. very refreshing in today's world. this book was easy to read and packed with information on the international landmine campaign, amongst other issues (el salvador, honduras, for ex.).i will try to write a more thorough review on this when i get a chance; this book deserves that.

    8. Nothing beats Jody in person, but I love listening to her voice in the book. The logic driving her down that road, so basic and simple. She is plainly honest and accessible. I most certainly will read it again.

    9. Jody is a really inspiring individual. However, her writing does not lend itself to a good narrative or smooth transitioning. The epilogue where Jody shares her philosophy on peace was the best part and something that will stick with me for life.

    10. I loved her perseverance. Lots of details about land mine meetings and such that I found uninteresting but that wouldn't stop me from reading the book. We all know how to skim to get to the good stuff. Really glad I read this book!

    11. Inspiring book and woman, especially because she comes from such an ordinary background. Well written

    12. Jody Williams writes a memoir without varnish. Her valiant activist work in ridding many mine fields is to be commended.

    13. Although sometimes artless in writing about her relationships, the history of the campaign to ban land mines is a as riveting as it is a how-to manual for campaigners and community organizers.

    14. I enjoyed reading this book about Jody's life. It's a powerful reminder of how all and any of us can make a difference in the world by standing up for what we are passionate about.

    15. Solid memoir of an interesting and successful woman and her story. It's concise and moves at a good pace and covers many aspects of her life

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