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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Van Jones Narrator: Van Jones, J. D. Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781470323745
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In Rebuild the Dream, green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider. For the first time, he shares intimate details of his time in government—and reveals why he chose to resign his post as a special advisor to the Obama White House. Jones puts his hard-won lessons to good use, proposing a powerful game plan to restore hope, fix our democracy and renew the American Dream.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Van Jones has made it his life’s work to speak truth to power.”

    Nancy Pelosi

  • “Van Jones is an American treasure…one of the few Americans in recent years to have generated powerful new ideas that are creating more jobs here.”

    Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP president

  • “Van has successfully brought together urban youth with clean-tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders with business leaders, civil rights activists with environmentalists.”

    Arianna Huffington

  • “Offers a fairly honest critique of Obama’s successes and failures during the president’s first year in office.”

    San Francisco Bay Guardian

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 11/8/2013

    " Interesting viewpoints consistent throughout, particularly his take on deep patriotism vs cheap patriotism and his thoughts for moving forward the 99 percent for 100% not 99 vs one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/22/2013

    " A great perspective on the workings of government and people and how the two can be most effective. It is slanted though also fairly objective of the first Obama presidency and offering solutions that are intended for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dylan Easterday | 4/28/2013

    " Pretty well written but seems to tend towards a pretty biased insider view of the current administration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isahah | 11/10/2012

    " Loved it - I hope to see Mr. Jones in politics one day and think he could make a positive difference "

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About the Author

Van Jones is founding president of Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity. He is also the cofounder of three thriving organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. A Yale-educated attorney, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House in 2009 and is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Green Collar Economy. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.