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Book Party: “Born on Third Base” by Chuck Collins
Friday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join a book launch party and reading to celebrate the publication of JP resident Chuck Collins’ new book Born on Third Base. Books provided by Papercuts JP.
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, JP resident and inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth; limits our ability to address crises like climate change; and creates a world that no one, not even the rich, will ultimately want to live in. In Born on Third Base, Collins busts the myths that define our views of rich and poor, and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future.
Praise for Born on Third Base
“I have never read a story remotely like the one Chuck Collins has to tell. Born to the one percent, he grew an outsized conscience and gave up his inherited wealth for a life of fighting the vicious inequality that is destroying our country. Somewhere along the way, he came to understand that the rich can be part of the solution instead of the problem and started organizing them to join in the struggle for a fair economy. The result is an electrifying challenge to the affluent as well as the one percent. —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed
“A call to action for America’s wealthy and a warning shot across the bows of their yachts if they fail to act, Born on Third Base offers a clear and compelling case for why the privileged and powerful must act to reverse widening inequality of income, wealth, and political power in America.” —Robert B. Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
“Born on Third Base explodes the myth of the self-made man, but it also celebrates true achievement in the classic American sense. …Collins has thought seriously about what it means to be a citizen, and to be a patriot. . . . This book would give Ayn Rand nightmares.” —Nick Hanauer, coauthor of The True Patriot
“What Collins does even better than describing the challenge is outlining significant and specific solutions. . . . Wherever readers fall on the economic scale, this is a worthwhile book to read, digest, and share.” —Publishers Weekly