Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
In September 2011, under a big pecan tree in Zilker Park, Occupy Austin came kicking and screaming into the world. Author Jim Gober’s new book, ‘Deep in the Heart of Occupy Austin’ describes that day and the unusual and often hilarious evolution of a rag-tag group of protesters who decide to become “the super-warriors who are finally going to slay the fire-breathing hydra of Corporatism, Fascism, Oligarchism and Plutocracy that ate their future and the lives of millions throughout history.”
Through eye-witness accounts, Occupy Wall Street activist, author and native Texan, Jim Gober, takes the reader into an insightful journey deep into the minds and hearts of the Occupy Austin movement. Witness the intense trajectory that was the first 45 days of Occupy Austin, and experience the joyous emotional peaks and heartbreaking defeats of the most important social movement of our time. Fast-moving and never boring, Gober has plenty of fun along the way and pulls no punches in his “here I am, take it or leave it” style of writing.
Personal interviews of many participants, as well as deep political insight guaranteed to make right-wingnuts foam at the mouth with fascist zeal, add to this well-written documentary of life at Occupy Austin. From careful descriptions of the great city and citizens of Austin, to the fight over a tiny space by overwhelming fascist might, you will have a front row seat to the emotional roller-coaster of Occupy Austin as it goes from the dizzying height of optimism, to the trenches of defeat, then begins the slow and painful journey back to reality.
But all is not lost, and sure as the flowers bloom in the spring, the truth will still be there. Stomp on it, poison it, beat it and imprison it, Occupy will continue to be a voice for the lonely, downtrodden and disenfranchised. Jim Gober takes the reader deep into the heart of Occupy Austin, where he discovers breathtaking beauty in the mundane and the startling lie America has become, while offering hope to millions.
‘Deep in the Heart of Occupy Austin’ by Jim Gober is a playbook for anyone interested in the occupation movement. It is also appropriate reading for finding answers about what is Occupy, a phenomenon that has become a thorn in the side of politicians of every stripe.
Published by eBookIt.com, ‘Deep in the Heart of Occupy Austin’ is available as an e-book from Amazon.com, BN.com, Kobobooks.com, Google Play and all other major online retailers. Author Jim Gober is available for insightful and entertaining interviews as well as an occasional shouting match.
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About Jim Gober
Jim Gober is a freelance writer, stand-up comedian, and musician from Austin, Texas. When he's not writing or performing, he is spending time gardening, a subject on which he's written thousands of articles accessible on the internet. Jim is also heavily involved in the volunteer community and has planted over 5000 trees. Jim continues to fight the good fight for everyone who needs an extra voice.
Since 2010, eBookIt.com (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts) has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Readerstore, Ingram Digital, and Google Play.