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Rachel Corrie’s determination to make a better, more peaceful world took her from Olympia, Washington, to the Middle East, where she died in 2003 while trying to block the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home in the Gaza Strip. A twenty-three-year-old American activist, Corrie also possessed a striking gift for poetry, writing, and drawing. Let Me Stand Alone, a selection of her journals and letters as chosen by her family, reveals her story in her own hand, from her precocious reflections as a young girl to her final emails. Corrie’s words—whether writing about the looming issues of our time or the ordinary angst of an American teen—bring to life all that it means to come of age: a dawning sense of self, a thirst for one’s own ideals, and an evolving connection to others, near and far.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A testament to how deeply we need the power and vision and energy of young women to transform the world.”

    Eve Ensler, New York Times bestselling author

  • “In the early pages of Let Me Stand Alone there is the sense of someone comfortable with the notion of revealing her inner world on the page: the style is uninhibited, experimental, confident…What emerges is someone who could be variously idealistic, knowing,self-deprecating, earnest, quirky, pretentious, fanciful, melodramatic, obsessive, flip, and wise …a girl discovering her own lucid and original voice.”

    London Observer

  • “A gripping memoir by a youthful idealist.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Opens a window on the maturation of a young woman seeking to make the world a better place through social activism.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Poignant and impressive…A smart and passionate girl of conscience who wanted to see the world and become a dancer, artist, and writer, Rachel evolved into a radiant and compassionate soul who wrote with candor, lyricism, and drive about all the usual preoccupations of youth…Rachel’s charming, prescient, and haunting chronicles trace the coming-into-her-own of an altruistic and courageous woman who loved life yet was willing to risk all for what she knew was right.”


  • “[Corrie’s] honest, sometimes scathing renditions of the dark passages and fierce attachments of adolescence and young womanhood in the 1990s possess authenticity and power.”

    Adrienne Rich, National Book Award–winning author

  • “A born writer. It’s like jumping inside someone’s soul. Her relentless, undiluted humanity is inspiring and profoundly moving. And she makes you laugh.”

    Alan Rickman

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About the Author

Rachel Corrie (1979–2003) was born into a middle-class family in Olympia, Washington. She became politically active in what she called “antiwar / global justice issues,” homing in on US support for Israel against the Palestinians. She was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement and was killed by an Israeli Defence Forces bulldozer while attempting to protect a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.