PRE-ORDER - Loving Corrections (Emergent Strategy #12)

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by adrienne maree brown

AK Press

8/20/2023, paperback

SKU: 9781849355544


Preorder now at 10% off the cover price! Please note that this is a PREORDER and will not ship until the week of August 20th. If you're ordering other titles and want those shipped ASAP, please place a separate order, otherwise we will hold your additional selections to ship when Loving Corrections releases.

New York Times-bestselling author adrienne maree brown knows we need each other more than ever, and offers "loving corrections" a roadmap towards collective power, righting wrongs, and true belonging

This selection of prescient, compassionate essays explores patterns we engage in that are rooted in limited thinking. Through a lens of "loving correction" rather than mere critique, author adrienne maree brown helps us reimagine how to hold ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities accountable by setting clear boundaries, engaging in reflection, and nurturing honest relationships.

Loving Corrections is divided into two sections, with the first portion featuring new essays including "A Word for White People" and "Relinquishing the Patriarchy" and writing on topics like moving from fragility to fortitude, disability, and navigating critique within activist communities. The second section expands and updates pieces from brown's popular monthly column "Murmurations" in YES! Magazine that explore accountability--within oneself and community--with depth, inventiveness, and empathy.

Along with allowing us more authentic access to ourselves and to each other, the "corrections" in the book's title are intended to explore and break identity-based patterns including white supremacy, fragility, patriarchy, and ableism. brown also offers practical guidance on how to apologize and be accountable from our nuanced positions of power, history, and resources.

Building on her previous work--especially Holding Change and We Will Not Cancel Us--brown reminds us how much we need each other: "It is only through relationship that we learn how to be, understand our impact on others and explore small shifts that may yield remarkable collective change.


"The world becomes more soft, more creative, more loving, and more evolved every time adrienne maree brown decides to put pen to paper, and in Loving Corrections we have some of her best and most beautiful, thoughtful, and moving writing helping us to really delve deeply into what 'right relationship' means for ourselves in any given moment or circumstance. It is a gorgeous gift of thinking and writing but also a meditative thought partner to help readers begin to craft their own loving corrections in various parts of our lives." -- Tarana Burke, author of Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

"Loving Corrections is easeful entry into the conversations that will transform our relationships. Whether via the book itself or the plethora of resources referenced, this book will help you and yours on the journey towards more accountability and authenticity in your human connections." -- Moya Bailey, coauthor of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender

"A rigorous exercise in trust, in self-awareness, humility, wisdom, and care. brown is extending a hand into the future, asking us to invest in new ways of being as collective salve and antidote to our pressing times with a promise that there is more waiting on the other side if only we reach toward each other and all we don't yet know." -- J Wortham, critic and author, herbalist and sound practitioner, and author of Work of Body (forthcoming)

"This book is an extraordinary gift to each of us, in our manifold identities. It is a gift to this tender, tumultuous young century we inhabit. I could not be more grateful for adrienne maree brown's singular, loving presence in our world. Read this, and share it with everyone you know." -- Krista Tippett, host of On Being

About the Author:

adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy, the New York Times best-selling Pleasure Activism, We Will Not Cancel Us, Holding Change, and Grievers. brown grows transformative ideas in public through her writing and art; she is a poet changing the world. She is the writer-in-residence at Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.