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The Courage of Compassion by Robin Steinberg
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Apr 11, 2023 | ISBN 9780593084625

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“Steinberg’s uplifting vision will resonate with social justice reformers and any readers interested in the ongoing fight for justice in a broken system. Powerfully insightful reading.”
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“The ocean is made of drops, and individually we can all make a difference. We each have far more leverage and power than we’d like to admit. Steinberg’s book will infuriate and inspire you in equal measure.”
—Seth Godin, author of The Practice
“Steinberg’s book will not only educate, move, and inspire you to explore your innate sense of right and wrong and judgmental drives, but it will challenge you—chapter after chapter—to imagine what justice could look like in a system that wasn’t bent on retribution. When you are ready to hold up a mirror to your own sense of compassion, or lack thereof, read this book.”
—David McRaney, bestselling author of How Minds Change and host of the You Are Not So Smart podcast
“Emotional, heartbreaking, convincing, and challenging; this book is all of that and so much more. I encourage you to clear your mind and soul, pick up The Courage of Compassion, and walk the journey with ‘those people’ who Steinberg defends.”
—Bruce Deel, author of Trust First and founder and CEO of City of Refuge
The Courage of Compassion is a gorgeously written guide to our criminal justice system seen through the life of one of its heroes. Steinberg’s raw exploration of the relationships that forged her provides a blueprint to forge a more just world. If you care about justice, read the book.”
—Dr. Phillip Atiba Solomon, Carl I. Hovland Professor of African American Studies, chair of the Department of African American Studies, and professor of psychology at Yale University; CEO/cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity
“Angry at crime and violence? Meet the people who fuel your fear and the lady who defends them. Then watch the impossible happen: You end up glad she does. Before you cast the next stone, pick up this book.”
—Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids
“Searing, tender, and tough, this book beckons us to rediscover—and revel in—humanity. Steinberg stands with ferocity, empathy, and humor telling true stories of loving the unloved. Hear them and know why I long have admired her. Know, too, why the rigid, unprincipled, and punitive all fear her.”
—Dean Strang, author and veteran criminal defense attorney featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer
“This book will challenge your most visceral, deeply held ideas about justice, and reshape your vision of what it means to fight injustice. Steinberg is perpetually inclined to action, and, on reading this riveting book, you will be too.”
—Sarah Stillman, staff writer for The New Yorker
“Rarely have I read a book about criminal justice that is as moving and profound. Weaving personal stories with insights about why justice is often illusory, Steinberg’s point is clear: social change requires us all to take a journey to understand those we have ‘othered’ and ignored.”
—Honorable Nancy Gertner, judge, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts (ret.); senior lecturer at Harvard Law School

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