The expanded and revised edition of Community tackles the hysteric rise of isolation and fear in a digitally interconnected world.
Peter Block is an author, consultant, and thought-leader whose work focuses on the topics of empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. Peter is the author of several bestselling books, including Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, and The Empowered Manager. He is the recipient of the Organization Development Network's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004 he received their first place Members' Choice Award, which recognized Flawless Consulting as the most influential book for OD practitioners over the past 40 years. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops to build the skills outlined in his books. He received a Masters Degree in Industrial Administration from Yale University and is the first Distinguished Consultant-in-Residence at Xavier University.
"This book challenges the conventional wisdom about what you and I
can do as citizens to shape our future. It offers concrete examples
of what citizens can do and have done by drawing on resources in
their families and communities."
--David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation
"This book is the basis for health and happiness in any society.
--Quentin Young, Chairman, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, and former President, American Public Health Association "'What we need is here.' That line from a Wendell Berry poem sums up the theme that runs through this vital and timely book. This book is a treasure. And it can help us recover the treasures hidden in plain sight within and among us, renewing ourselves and our democracy as we go."
--Parker J. Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal and author of A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach
"Don't wait for a politician, scientist, infomercial, or lottery ticket to come to the rescue. Read this powerful book and help yourself, your neighbors, and your planet to satisfying and sustainable solutions found only in community."
--Jim Diers, former Director, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and author of Neighbor Power