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United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good | Cory Booker
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rsteve388
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This is my third book in my personal quest to read all of the books about the Democratic Nominees. In doing this project it is noticable that each candidate, Cory Included that they eaxh have a niche, an area that they are passionate about and have made great strides to make better.

For Cory Booker, his niches from this book seem to be focused on housing, criminal justice reform and enviormental improvments and combating food deserts.

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rretzler 🤣 2d
CoffeeNBooks 😂🤣😂 2d
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rsteve388

Exciting Read a Thon! http://www.24hourreadathon.com/

Looking forward to participating and sharing with all of you!

Today: Read to chapter 43 in The Water Knife. 5 chapters left!!

Listened to United by Cory Booker. Up to audiobook chapter 42!!

Miles walked: 6 miles

#BFC19 #BookFitnessChallenge

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LoverofLit
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I was highly impressed with Booker's humility and the simplicty of his message. I learned a lot about him and our broken criminal justice system, and a lot more of his policies he's passionate about. His voice comes across grandstandy, but I think that's the Jersey in him and it's countered well with the simple way he spoke. Parts made me tear up and others made my mind wander a bit but overall a great start to #ReadTheCantidates

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My first for #readthecantidates and I'm only an hour in and really impressed by Cory Booker so far!

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MelissaSue81
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This was a well done book. Cory Booker did incredible things in Newark, and I almost felt like he didn‘t give himself enough credit in this book. Reading this and Pete Buttigieg‘s book simultaneously was interesting as both were Rhodes Scholars and then mayors of struggling (but very different) cities. I really like Cory, and I enjoyed this book, but it wasn‘t as inspiring as some of the other things I‘ve seen him do. #readthecandidates.

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MelissaSue81
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Update on my #ReadTheCandidates challenge. just started Cory Booker on Audio and am about to start Pete Buttigieg in print. Then I will have 6/10 of the officially running dem candidates read, with 347 days until the Iowa caucus. ☺️.
I actually have a second Warren book in my library stack and I own the third Bernie book, so I might get to it sometime..

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve been searching out their recent podcast interviews as they promote their books also. 4mo
MelissaSue81 @BarbaraTheBibliophage - that‘s a great idea.. i need to watch/listen to some more interviews as well. We watched Kamala Harris on the daily Show this week. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MelissaSue81 Oh cool—I‘ll have to search that one out too. 4mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I grew up in NJ and have been a fan of Booker for a long time. Since he just announced plans for running in 2020 it seemed like a great time to read his book.

TheBookHippie I‘m a huge fan too!!! 4mo
AmyG I‘ve met him a few times. He is such a nice man. 4mo
Becker I read this about a year ago. Regardless of how you feel about him politically you have to admit he doesn‘t just talk the talk. He is a man of action. 4mo
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NAM99
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Apparently reading political books is the way I‘ve been kicking off #HalfBloodBingo I‘ve known Cory Booker since 2002 and have always liked him in a personal level. His book is a fantastic read on how he ended up mayor of Newark.

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dariazeoli
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Ebook deal alert! My vegan senator, ladies & gentlemen. I really liked this read and recommend it.

Eyelit Noted! Will purchase 😃 6mo
MaGoose Hello from another NJ Litten. 6mo
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“Cynicism about America‘s current state of affairs is ultimately a form of surrender; a toxic state of mind that perpetuates the notion that we don‘t have the power to make a difference, that things will never change.”

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“One of the most valuable things you can give someone is your time and attention.”

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collegecatlady
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I‘ve been dying to have these three off my TBR so I‘d be ecstatic to receive any of them! Thanks for the chance to win!
#oneofthreegiveaway @eanderson

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I almost picked Tampa... 1y
collegecatlady @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I‘ve wanted to read it for ages now! 1y
eanderson Thank you for entering and your name is in the hat! 😊 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Scurvygirl @collegecatlady That's ok. I like books that make me feel uncomfortable, as long as thier well written. 1y
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Tjackson
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21/52 - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 - I absolutely loved reading this book, as well as meeting him. He is a great writer, speaker, and thinker. If you are looking for a book that is inspirational and honest, you might want to check this one out. He talks about his flaws and his accomplishments. He honors the people who made him who he is today.

Christy2318 I love me some Cory Booker. 💕💕💕Hubba hubba. 1y
Tjackson @Christy2318 Me, too!!!! He is wonderful. 1y
ReadingSusan So awesome! 1y
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CarolynM I wish I could say I believed this but I certainly hope for it. 1y
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😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 “The war on drugs has turned out to be a war on people.” 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

MariettaSG 🙁 1y
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Well said, Cory!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Buddys_Momma YASSSSSS!!!!!! 💜💜💜💜💜 1y
Paula3 💓💓💓💓 1y
Hokey I ❤️ Cory Booker! 1y
Tjackson @Hokey Me, too! I have a photo with him and I know my friends are tired of me sharing it. He is so smart!!! 1y
Hokey @Tjackson Awww...big time jealous. 💚 1y
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Disturbing facts about mass incarceration!!!!

Jaayimee Mmmhmm....it‘s very sad and something needs to change. 1y
debthmpsn I recently read some other things about incarceration that I found very troubling. These facilities are mostly owned by private industry that demands a high occupancy rate so people are kept in prison or incarcerated to meet contractual demands. Horrifying. I believe the story may have been in the New York Times sometime last year. 1y
Tjackson @debthmpsn The book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson really does a great job exploring the topic - made me cry. The Netflix movie, 13th, is also powerful! @Jaayimee 1y
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Jaayimee @Tjackson thank you! I‘ll look at those. 1y
Tjackson @violabrain Yes, I have about 20% and hope to finish it in next few months. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Frightening. Our society is really starting to frighten me. It‘s so dysfunctional. Guns upon guns, prison systems, opioids, factory farms. It‘s dystopian. We need less greed and more love. 1y
Tjackson @JanuarieTimewalker13 I agree!!! More givers and fewer takers! 1y
debthmpsn @Tjackson thank you for the recommendation:) 1y
mrozzz Yikes... 1y
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After finishing my 2nd book for March, I am working on finishing my 3rd book. I am savoring his words because they are powerful and profound. I really don‘t want to finish reading because I want this conversation to last longer. Good thing I follow him on FB😀😀😀.

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Sunday agenda: Reading about Italy with coffee in hand, Birthday brunch and held a happy 6 month old baby girl, napped a few hours, and now reading Cory‘s book. Cheers to a healthy, happy, stress-free Sunday!

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Powerful quote by James Baldwin.

LazyDays Right!? Its hard for people to understand that.😞 1y
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These two paragraphs talk about the difference between tolerance and love. I think this should be read by everyone. When I heard Senator Booker talk about this, I was moved. He writes about it even better.

dsfisher Wow, powerful thoughts. 1y
Anna40 Beautifully said! 1y
Tjackson @Anna40 I agree! 1y
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I agree that social media helps us to make meaningful connections to one another, to understand one another, and to see one another. Unfortunately, I think social media should s trivialized too much when it has the potential for such great things! Happy Saturday!!!

LazyDays @Tjackson I agree sometimes I feel like it gives people a false sense of power. 1y
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Enjoying an unexpected day off because the school district closed down due to Highwinds. Went a couple hours without electricity, but now that I have it I‘m going to curl up with this book because I did not finish it last month. Happy Friday!

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DO SOMETHING!!! This chapter made me want to scream and cry THEN hug Cory Booker!!! He did something and it made a positive difference in the lives of his constituents for a while. He was strong and resilient. Reading his book is time well spent.

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Spending my Presidents Day reading about a future president, Cory Booker!! I ❤️❤️❤️ the chapter “Do Something”. This chapter shows his character and his ability to be a creative problem solver.

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Two years ago yesterday, I met Sen. Cory Booker. His book talk was great, he allowed photos, and signed his book. I cherish this memory and tonight I decided I needed to finish reading his book - about 40% read and loving every word. He is such a great guy.

vivastory Kamala Harris/Cory Booker 2020! 1y
UrsulaMonarch @vivastory 💚💚💚 1y
Reggie Yes!!!!!! @vivastory 1y
Reggie Although if it‘s not Booker, I wouldn‘t mind Eric Holder. 1y
dariazeoli Yay! Loved his book. He‘s wonderful- it‘s nice to feel good about a politician from my state. 1y
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ShannonOffDuty
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What can I say? I like Cory.

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dariazeoli
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Since My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry was published in 2015, I'm posting this memoir as my favorite book of last year.

I love Cory Booker. Fellow Jerseyan. Fellow vegan. Future president? 🤞🏻

#thisistheend

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tbrandyberry
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This book will make you want to get up, get out, get involved and make a difference! It's a quick and easy read, and while it appears he rushed it and you notice there were two different editors (not by design), it's worth the time. Now to go do something!

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I hope I get to vote for Cory Booker for President of the United States in the near future!

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#united #corybooker #Newark #NJ #politics #Booker2020 #audible #memoir #getlit #justread #kvnreads17

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LauraJ
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This is Cory Booker telling the story of how he became the leader who so many of us admire. He credits the people and experiences that shaped his views. I like his humility and humor. He's an engaging narrator and this may be a rare instance where the audiobook surpasses the print version. #nonfictionchallenge17

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missberlyreads

"Course corrections are a part of life, but they can't happen if you're standing still."

I needed to hear this today!

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LauraJ
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Cory Booker's response to frustration at feeling powerless to bring about change. #badass

Texreader I douse in ice cream a lot. Smart man 2y
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LauraJ
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Has anyone read Cory Booker's book? Wondering if it's something that becomes quickly outdated or if it's "evergreen".
Whoa...what if he and Elizabeth Warren had babies?! Potential political genetic perfection ?

Notafraidofwords I'm so proud that he's my senator. He spoke at my high school graduation and he was my mayo for a while. He's really nice and has a soothing voice. 2y
LauraJ @notafraidofwords Yes, he does. I really admire him. He stands up for his constituents and does it with class. 2y
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dariazeoli
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These were my favorite new reads in 2016 - the only books I gave 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 on #Goodreads

Coincidentally, they are all non-fiction! #bestof2016

Megabooks Yay nonfiction! 🎊🎊 2y
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Tjackson
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I started reading this book several months ago when I had an opportunity to hear him speak. I have a lovely photo with him, as well. The first 60 pages are wonderful and I can't finish the book fast enough. It would be great if more people would read this book and understand the message of his words.

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I read multiple books at a time. This is my current stack of partially read books. Looking forward to my extended weekend to finish reading these. Oh, this doesn't represent the two books on my kindle. Happy reading!

mrsrouvray I'm glad I'm not the only one! I have 2 serials, one ebook and one audiobook on the go at the moment! 3y
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Christy2318
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"E pluribus unum - out of many, one." Two thumbs up. Love me some Cory Booker. #diversebooks #thepersonalispolitical #wewillrise

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GregoryCass
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This book is proof that the idea that democrats have a shallow bench is a lie. Corey Booker presents detailed plans for facing America's major problems including poverty, urban decay, and prison reform. While critics of him could write many of the stories off as self aggrandizing, I was impressed how often he gives the spotlight over to a hardworking Newark activist. The message is clear, and the language beautiful. To be united, we need empathy.

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A reminder that passivity is complicity.

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Picked this up after being inspired by his convention speech. I love this view on empathy!

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affiknitty
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"The physical manifestation of a conspiracy of love." I wanna be one of those conspirators!

LauraBeth ❤️ this 3y
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affiknitty
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I was really inspired by Senator Booker's speech at the Democratic National Convention; I think this is going to be a great book!

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bookishkris
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Random find at the library today, browsing the nonfiction. I've been following Sen. Booker's career for years, so this should be an interesting read.

rachel_mbc His speech the other night was so great! 3y
Melwilk I thought his speech was very inspiring. 3y
TheWellReadOwl Future president? 3y
affyfe The first time I heard him was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and I dove a bit into his political career and really liked him! He was my hopeful VP choice, but even though he wasn't picked it looks like he will be around for a while, and that's exciting! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @affyfe yes, he would have made a great VP! 3y
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Yossarian
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Four non-egg egg-shaped things I purchased at a discount the day after Easter: three packages of spherical chocolate and Cory Booker's Brainiac-sized egg-shaped head.

CateKeesling I'm crazy about Cory Booker! 3y
Orbeck33 Those Cadbury mini eggs are to die for! 3y
Yossarian Yes @Orbeck33 -- I bought two, but only one survived long enough for the picture! 3y
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