Book of the Week (7/17/2017)

Roots of Grass: What I Heard America Singing While Knocking on 2,000 Doors by Jeanne Dietsch (Charleston, S.C. : CreateSpace, 2017).

Peterborough, NH native Jeanne Dietsch recounts her experiences of running a grassroots campaign for the District 9 NH senate seat in 2016 in her book "Roots of Grass". Jeanne nearly won the primary as a newcomer against a well-known, three-time candidate. Jeanne is a mom and tech entrepreneur. She has led the Peterborough, NH zoning board, served on the Conval school board and led local economic development efforts.
"Roots of Grass" takes a Whitman-esque look at America through the lens of a grassroots campaigner for State Senate in New Hampshire. From the pain of opioid addiction and mental illness to the delight of meeting kindred spirits at an unexpected bend in the road, "Roots of Grass" hears America singing, over a century and a half later. --Amazon.com

In her book she emphasizes the difference between a casual meeting with someone and the political act of knocking on a door and catching them in their own milieu, their comfort zone. Some are eager to share their views and concerns, others may be reluctant, impatient, even angry. Whether you are considering becoming a candidate or curious about what it’s like Jeanne has thoughts to share. --Toadstool Bookshop webpage
 Join Jeanne at the Peterborough Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00am where she will be discussing "Roots of Grass".

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