Passionate, profound and funny, Berman is inspiring people from all walks of life to get off the sidelines and fight the good fight--and win. This unique book--part manifesto from a leader, part humorous activist memoir from a soccer mom--offers a wryly honest, behind-the-scenes, ultimately uplifting look at the state of the planet. For almost 20 years, Tzeporah Berman has been one of our most influential environmentalists. A founder of ForestEthics and PowerUp Canada, she was instrumental in shaping the tactics and concerns of the modern environmental movement.
In her early 20s she faced nearly one thousand criminal charges and 6 years in prison for her role organizing blockades in Canada's rainforest. She later transformed her tactics and sat down with CEOs and political leaders to reshape their policies and practices. In her new role at Greenpeace International she is fighting the problem of our time: climate change. This Crazy Time is an impassioned plea for a better world.
About the Author
Mark Leiren-Young is a popular Canadian performer, playwright and journalist. His plays have been produced throughout Canada and his award-winning drama, the romantic fantasy "Blueprints from Space" received a staged reading at New York's Open Eye Theatre. Mark's first radio drama, "Dim Sum Diaries", received international attention when it debuted on CBC's Morningside in 1991. Mark's humorous commentaries have appeared in such publications as "The Hollywood Reporter", "The Toronto Star", "The Vancouver Sun", and "The Georgia Straight". His writing has also appeared in "The Utne Reader", "TV Guide", "This Magazine", "The Globe and Mail", and the "South China Morning Post". Leirin-Young has two plays published by Anvil Press: "Shylock" and "Articles of Faith".
"Tzeporah Berman has risked life and liberty in what is ultimately the greatest cause: the future of this planet.... This Crazy Time takes us inside the war against those who are so recklessly and ruthlessly destroying the earth while most of us sleep."
—Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress
"Tzeporah Berman is a modern environmental hero, and this fascinating book shares her exciting history, and the even more exciting thinking that it's given rise to. If we get out of our ecological woes, she'll be a big reason."
—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth and founder of 350.org
"If you've ever uttered the word 'can't,' you need to pick up This Crazy Time.... You'll walk away with an honorary MBA in changing the world."
—Adria Vasil, author of the Ecoholic series