Signed by Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.
Item Number: 4418
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Jody Williams on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth womanand third American womanto receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams takes the reader through the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life. In a voice that is at once candid, straightforward, and intimate, Williams describes her Catholic roots, her first step on a long road to standing up to bullies with the defense of her deaf brother Stephen, her transformation from good girl to college hippie at the University of Vermont, and her protest of the war in Vietnam. She relates how, in 1981, she began her lifelong dedication to global activism as she battled to stop the U.S.-backed war in El Salvador. "Jody Williams is an activist's activistshe speaks to and for ordinary people, inspiring and empowering them to speak for themselves. Her eloquence also reaches and moves those in the halls of power around the world. Her written word is as clear and convincing as the words she speaks. What she says and what she does have long been demonstrating that global change is not a utopian dream but feasible reality" (Mia Farrow).