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Author: Tavis Smiley Narrator: Tavis Smiley Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780743582094
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Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues—including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment—manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher.

Accountable examines present-day conditions and the consequences for America. At its core, the book is a tool with which the community can evaluate the successes or failures of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful book acknowledges the mistakes of the past while offering hope and inspiration for a better future.                            

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ever the consummate professional, Smiley delivers his message of hope and promise with a commanding tone that demands his audience's attention. His candid and polished reading gives his political messages an arresting personal touch.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Smiley himself reads in a strong, often strident voice that deserves to be heard; it's doubtful that anyone else could adequately convey his mixture of outrage toward past treatments of minority Americans and his hope for the future now that a President is in power who finally understands that the government is accountable to all citizens.”

    Library Journal

  • “Smiley looks at our country since the Obama election, focusing on such factors as media bias and political partisanship—not to mention the recent economy—and how they affect black Americans…when we hear the hard-luck stories he recounts—like the story of Diamante Driver, who died of brain cancer after being denied an $80 tooth extraction because of his lack of health insurance—it's easy to forget we're living in America.”


  • “Like its predecessors, this book by the PBS and radio personality is a model of measured, pragmatic, instructive thought.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coolbreeze | 11/24/2011

    " Tavis Smiley, to whom I'm a great fan, offers good advice on how to hold ALL our leaders, from Congressman to our Pastors, accountable to the people to whom they serve. Those so inclined to keep score and monitor the performance of our leaders will find this book a good reference guide. "

About the Author

Tavis Smiley is the host of PBS’ Tavis Smiley and Public Radio International’s The Tavis Smiley Show. He is also the bestselling author of numerous books.