Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times

Category: Book
By (author): Manji, Irshad
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: St. Martin
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A unique conversation about diversity, bigotry, and our common humanity, by theNew York Times bestselling author, Oprah "Chutzpah" award-winner, and founder of the Moral Courage Project

In these United States, discord has hit emergency levels. Civility isn't the reason to repair our caustic chasms. Diversity is.

Don't Label Me shows that America's founding genius is diversity of thought. Which is why social justice activists won't win by labeling those who disagree with them. At a time when minorities are fast becoming the majority, a truly new America requires a new way to tribe out.

Enter Irshad Manji and her dog, Lily. Raised to believe that dogs are evil, Manji overcame her fear of the "other" to adopt Lily. She got more than she bargained for. Defying her labels as an old, blind dog, Lily engages Manji in a taboo-busting conversation about identity, power, and politics. They're feisty. They're funny. And in working through their challenges to one another, they reveal how to open the hearts of opponents for the sake of enduring progress. Readers who crave concrete tipswill be delighted.

Studded with insights from epigenetics and epistemology, layered with the lessons of Bruce Lee, Ben Franklin, and Audre Lorde, punctuated with stories about Manji's own experiences as a refugee from Africa, a Muslim immigrant to the U.S., and a professor of moral courage,Don't Label Me makes diversity great again.

Review Quote*

"Charming and disarming, a story like this heals the divides that threaten to destroy America.Don't Label Mespeaks for all of us who are more than the boxes that others put us into." - Marianne Williamson

Praise forThe Trouble with Islam Today:

"...Feels like a revelation...a raw nerve ending for the West - shocking, raw, but mercifully, joyously, still alive." - Andrew Sullivan, New York Times Book Review

"Irshad Manji is a fresh, new and intriguing voice of Islamic reform. This wonderfully written book will surprise you, educate you, even entertain you." - Alan Dershowitz, author of The Case for Israel

"[Manji's] ideas have already set off a searching debate." - Clifford Krauss,The New York Times

"Tightly reasoned and packed with knockout punches." - Pat Donnelly,Montreal Gazette

"Manji is blazingly articulate." - Margaret Wente, The GlobeandMail (Canada)

"The Trouble with Islam is beyond controversial. It may ignite a firestorm of protest...her easy conversational style, addressed to 'my fellow Muslims,' makes it accessible to a wide range of readers." - Leslie Scrivener, The Toronto Star

Biographical NoteIrshad Manji is founder of the award-winning Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California and the New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Trouble With Islam Today, translated into more than thirty languages and later adapted into the Emmy-nominated PBS film Faith Without Fear. Oprah Winfrey selected her as the first winner of the "Chutzpah" prize for boldness. Manji has lived and taught in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles. She and her wife reside in Hawaii with their rescue dogs.