In Crossing the Thinnest Line, Lauren Leader-Chivee looks at America and describes the possibility for our nation when we embrace our differences.
At the heart of America's current social conflict are fundamental questions about our values as a nation. What does it mean to be American? When will women be fully equal? Should gays and lesbians have equal rights? Does racism still exist? What should we do about immigration? As one of the most diverse nations on earth, how can we live together peacefully and productively?
Leader-Chivee passionately argues that we must find a way to make our multifaceted diversity an asset, or else it will continue to be our deepest and most painful source of strife. In Crossing the Thinnest Line, she explains it is possible to bridge our divides and turn our differences into a source of ingenuity, innovation, and prosperity. It is possible to talk about difference so that everyone becomes part of the solution.
"Skillfully combining insightful data analyses and engaging experiences, Crossing the Thinnest Line makes a compelling case for a solution-focused approach to promoting inclusiveness and diversity." (Mohamed A. El-Erian, author of The Only Game in Town and When Markets Collide)
"Working to advance diversity and embrace true equality has never been more important. In Crossing the Thinnest Line, Lauren Leader-Chivee challenges us to move towards a solutions-focused conversation about diversity where each of us can make a difference." (Billie Jean King)
"Crossing the Thinnest Line paints a compelling picture of what we as a country have to gain from embracing the diversity all around us. Lauren's personal story and honesty about her own challenges inspire us all to do better and lead by example. Bravo to Lauren for writing a fascinating, important book at a critical time." (Anne Fulenwider, Editor in Chief of Marie Claire)
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