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An Evening with Jim Hightower

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Ken Preston-Pile
Location Details:
Horace Mann Middle School
3351 23rd St, San Francisco

Global Exchange, KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, and Stacey’s Books present

An Evening with Jim Hightower

"If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that rambunctious child -- mad as hell, with a sense of humor." – Molly Ivins

Jim Hightower, the country's #1 populist, has picked up some useful advice over the years, from
"never eat at a café featuring 'bargain kebobs'" to "never hit a man with glasses; hit him with
something much heavier." As he and his longtime co-conspirator Susan DeMarco have rambled
through grassroots America, however, they've also come up with more serious words of wisdom to
share here, namely: question authority, trust your values, seek alternatives, break away, stand up for
your beliefs and swim against the current!

Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow introduces readers to people across the country who have actually done this—people in business, politics, health care, farming, religion, and other areas who are taking charge, living their values, doing good, and doing well. Hightower and DeMarco show how they are doing precisely what the elites want us to believe can't be done: changing their lives and making a difference. In this uplifting book, they tell the stories of these people and offer inspiration and information that will help readers tap into their own maverick
potential in order to navigate a different, more satisfying course of their own.

Whether they are young and just starting out or older and searching for a different path, the
common-sense folks in Swim Against the Current have escaped the corporate tentacles to find their own way toward a richer life and a better American future. They are creating a new, deeply democratic model for the country, edging it back onto the long road toward egalitarianism and the common good.

Jim Hightower (Austin, TX) is a syndicated columnist, national radio commentator, publisher of the Hightower Lowdown newsletter, and the New York Times bestselling author of “Thieves in High Places”.

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door. Available at
And after March 1 at independent bookstores in San Francisco: Stacey’s, Modern Times, Black Oak, Booksmith, City Lights, Global Exchange store
Benefits: Global Exchange, co-sponsored by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM

Phone Order: 415-255-7296 X253. For more info, see
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