Saturday, May 1, 2010 5:00pm ET over at FDL.

Get Opinionated: A Progressive’s Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action)

Chat with Amanda Marcotte about her new book, hosted by sharkfu.

In this humorous yet informative work, Amanda Marcotte covers the social and political issues young people care about—examining everything from welfare and GLBTQ rights to reproductive access and the war on drugs.

Today’s young progressive voice is oftentimes silenced by loud conservative opposition. Get Opinionated works to change this with a guide to the issues, how to get involved, and how to spread your voice. Marcotte is a confidant for the young woman who wants to be more politically involved, but needs a bit of a nudge in the right direction.

Whether you’re a newcomer to politics or just looking for some further direction, Get Opinionated will help you find the facts, the truth, and your political voice.

Amanda Marcotte graduated summa cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a BA in English literature. She worked as the blog manager for the John Edwards campaign in 2007, after which she became a full-time writer. Currently, Amanda blogs for and podcasts and writes for Her writing has appeared in many publications, including, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian (UK). She lives in Austin with her two cats, boyfriend, and record player.



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