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Optimism Reading Optimism Bob Brown Ls17.eu It Is A Fortunate Life If A Person Feels Optimistic Than Ever Before That S Me Bob Brown.Bob Brown, Former Senator And Parliamentary Leader Of The Australian Greens, Is One Of Australia S Most Thoughtful And Recognized Public Figures Since His Retirement From Public Life In 2012, Bob Has Had Time To Consider The Things That Are Truly Important One Is The Power Of Human Thought To Influence Change And This Book, The First Time That Bob Has Spoken About His Life Since Retirement, Illustrates Through His Stories Why He Remains Optimistic About The Future Optimism Reflects On The Simple Things, The Moments That Are Meaningful, And The Big Questions That Have Concerned Bob Brown It Is A Powerful Read As Well As A Meditation On The Great And The Small Inspirational, Compassionate And Outraged, Bob S Stories Are Rich With Metaphor, Entertaining And Full Of Warmth His Stories Reveal A Complex Man With A Quick Wit, A Passion For Activism And A Joy For Life.

Robert James Bob Brown is a former Australian Greens politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party Brown moved to Tasmania in 1972 and became actively involved in the state s environmental mov Robert James Bob Brown is a former Australian Greens politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party Brown moved to Tasmania in 1972 and became actively involved in the state s environmental movement He was elected to the Australian Senate for Tasmania in 1996, and was outspoken in his support of green and human rights issues Brown is the founder of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund, now Bush Heritage Australia, a non profit environmental organisation dedicated to purchasing and preserving Australian bush land Brown has published several books including Wild Rivers 1983 , The Greens 1996 and In Balfour Street 2010 In 2004 James Norman published the first authorised biography of Brown, entitled Bob Brown A Gentle Revolutionary Librarian note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

10 thoughts on “Optimism

  1. says:

    Bob Brown, a man I hold in very high esteem So far the book has given me a sense of Optimism, something that can be pretty hard to maintain in current times.Best chapter so far is not one full of Optimism however, it is absolutely cuttingly sarcastic Brilliant Chapter 14 The New Religion I would love to quote the whole chapter but I hope you read it for yourself The chapter finishes with are part of Drew Dellingers poem Hieroglyphic Stairway it s 3.23 in the morningand I m awakebecause my Bob Brown, a man I hold in very high esteem So far the book has given me a sense of Optimism, something that can be pretty hard to maintain in current times.Best chapter so far is not one full of Optimism however, it is absolutely cuttingly sarcastic Brilliant Chapter 14 The New Religion I would love to quote the whole chapter but I hope you read it for yourself The chapter finishes with are part of Dr...

  2. says:

    Bob Brown s gentle but revolutionary spirit emanates through the pages of this book He has the quiet confidence of a man who knows that he will be remembered well by history and that the long arc of time bends towards justice Political anecdotes are balanced by his encounters with nature and Bob s reverence for it It is softly written and occasionally ...

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    I picked up the book in Tasmania, based on recommendation and my own sense that the book is going to be a sentimental journey of rural Tasmania.The author is accomplished A trained physician, active in Green politics, whose life style was not the norm in 70 s and 80 s Australia This book started as a 5 and ended as a 3, because it reads like a diary Reading about Australia s political evolvement in the last 40 years is ok, but how does one write a autobiography and reveal so little about his I picked up the book in Tasmania, based on recommendation and my own sense that the book is going to be a sentimental journey of rural Tasmania.The author is accomplished A trained physician, acti...

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    What really strikes me about Bob s book, and his life, is his courage Apart from imprisonment, petty harassment by political enemies, he faced death threats because he interrupted during W s speech in the Australian parliament He appears to bear no malice, even for the dirtiest of political tricks He is a great example of a man standing up for what he believes In these days ICAC hearings make you think that politicians of all stripes all have their snouts in the trough, Bob is a shining exam What really strikes me about Bob s book, and his life, is his coura...

  5. says:

    Bob Brown is a hero of mine The day he retired from politics was a sad one, and it will be an even sadder day when he retires from the Earth as it has been so much better for having him in it This series of recollections from a unique tr...

  6. says:

    I liked this book a lot, but then I like Bob Brown a lot This book gives you the opportunity to get to know Bob, beyond the public figure, through a series of varied short anecdotes he presents from throughout his life He is disarmingly open, frank and honest At no point does he attempt to dazzle you with his intellect or literary prowess It isn t that kind of book, and Bob isn t that kind of bloke I found getting to know him better to be a really nice experience.The book contains over 50 l I liked this book a lot, but then I like Bob Brown a lot This book gives you the opportunity to get to know Bob, beyond the public figure, through a series of varied short anecdotes he presents from throughout his life He is disarmingly open, frank and honest At no point does he attempt to dazzle you with his intellect or literary prowess It isn t that kind of book, and Bob isn t that kind of bloke I found getting to know him better to be a really nice experience.The book contains over 50 little stories drawn from Bob s life of medicine, environmentalism, politics, and friendships I was really interested to learnabout the early days of the Australian Green movement in Tasmania if you re looking for a good first han...

  7. says:

    Adorable

  8. says:

    Real good Bob.

  9. says:

    Oh Bob How can one man accomplish so much against so much diversity and discouragement and still be so upbeat and positive I feel physically and emotionally exhausted after reading Bob Brown s memoirs but he really does inspire one to do good even if the world is against you This book is well written and entertaining Bob is a visionary and his books are a must read for anyone who cares about equal rights, the environment or global politics And just incase Bob reads his reviews thank you fo Oh Bob How can one man accomplish so much against so much...

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    For me Bob Brown is probably the most inspirational person I have ever met and one of the very few Australian politicians that i have any respect for This collection of anecdotes is very quirky and really a collection of personal reminiscences from his life If you haven t read any of his other books, I wouldn t recommend that you start with this one Better to read Memo for a Saner World to get some context That said, if you like this personal anecdote style of memoir you will probably enjoy For me Bob Brown is probably the most inspirational person I have ever met and one of the very few Australian politicians that i have any respect for This collection of anecdotes is ver...

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