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WALK OUT WALK ON - bestseller campaign April 13th

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WALK OUT WALK ON - bestseller campaign April 13th

Time: April 13, 2011 all day
Street: in person or at your computer
City/Town: your hometown, or wherever you are
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Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Sarah Whiteley
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2011

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Walk Out Walk On: a book about a movement of people everywhere who are creating the world we wish for by Meg Wheatley and Deborah Frieze.


Many of our Art of Hosting people are places are featured.  Help this book become a bestseller by purchasing it from on April 13th!!


On April 13th, you buy the book and the royalties will be donated to some of the initiatives profiled:

Axladitsa Avataka, Greece

Elos Institute, Brazil

The Greenhouse Project, South Africa

Kufunda Learning Village, Zimbabwe

Shikshantar, India


Why should you buy this book?

You already are a Walk Out—or are ready to be one. You're choosing to leave behind situations and systems that restrict and confine you. You're walking out of unsolvable problems, scarce resources and destructive individualism. You believe that each of us can contribute to creating healthy and resilient communities.

You are experimenting with Walking On. You're discovering beliefs and practices that solve problems and reveal abundant resources. You're creating communities where everyone is welcome to learn, grow and contribute. You know that we have everything we need.

You need to know you're not alone. There are millions more people like you. This book tells some of their stories. Together, we are a movement of Walk Outs Who Walk On. And we are building the world we wish for.


Here's what the reviewers have to say...

"If there is any hope for us it lies in rediscovering and recreating community. Do not doubt that this is possible. Read Walk Out
Walk On
and see for yourself—and see yourself."
        —Peter Senge, author, Fifth Discipline, co-author,Presence, and The Necessary Revolution

"Exuberant and galvanizing, this book takes us to where the future is happening—not in the corridors of power, but at the
grassroots where a 'trans-local' movement is unleashing human creativity and smarts."
        —Joanna Macy, author, World as Lover, World as Self

"This book gives insight and beauty to what is becoming the new, new world—an intimate journey with communities and
citizens creating a future with their own hearts, hands, and relationships."
        —Peter Block, author of Community and co-author of The Abundant Community

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Comment by Sarah Whiteley on April 14, 2011 at 12:23pm

Update from Deborah

WOW. (Or should I say, WOW-O?)
Where do I start? It has to be with thank you. You all were amazing!
What a day we had yesterday. Hour after hour, I watched our effort rise on Amazon, passing authors I've loved and revered -- even if only for a short moment in time. This has been a glorious, fun, moving and thrilling moment. And, I should finally confess, the best birthday present ever.
So where do we stand? We accomplished every goal we had for Amazon.

Top 20 in all books -- we came in at #16!
#1 in Current Events
#1 in Urban Planning & Development
#1 in Movers and Shakers (which I just heard about this morning)
#1 in Hot New Release in Nonfiction
We did even better in Canada -- rising to #13 overall and #1 in Nonfiction!!!
This is incredible. And... it may not be over yet. There is a slim (and I mean slim) chance that we could be in contention for the New York Times Bestseller list. But that's a far more complex process that calculates one week's sales (ending Saturday, I believe) and includes buying at independent bookstores. So, if you're excited by what we've kicked off here, please keep spreading the word.
After all, we are launching a movement.
For now, let us all enjoy this success that we have created together. I am privileged to count on you as dear family, friends and colleagues.

With gratitude from both Meg and myself,  

Deborah Frieze

Learn about the Bestseller campaign at

Comment by Sarah Whiteley on April 13, 2011 at 1:53pm
From Deborah & Meg...We have climbed the Amazon ranks all day.  But at the delightful hour of high noon Eastern Time, we climbed into the Top 100 -- debuting at 50!  Keep Buying - every Book counts!!
Comment by Sarah Whiteley on April 12, 2011 at 11:40am
Those of you who have been to Axladitsa in the Spring, know the beauty of the Nightingales' song. Last night magic echoed again throughout the rematia.

As Deborah and Meg's book prepares to sing its own unique and vibrant song - with the bestseller campaign tomorrow - April 13th, this excerpt from WALK OUT WALK ON, from the Chapter hosted and inspired by Axladitsa...FROM INTERVENTION TO FRIENDSHIP...this is an invitation and an invocation - from this land for this book, that the movement this written creation is calling for, can truly take flight.

"...Leave the flashlight behind; the moon is full and will escort you gently down the rema, the dry riverbed that leads to your tent. The moonbeams glint off smooth-shouldered rocks and shimmer in the leaves of the crooked olive trees. Every so often, call out your greetings to the wild boar so you don’t surprise him and excite an unwanted response. You are trespassing in his land and must pay your respects. As you nestle into your tent, listen to the night calls of the screeching owl, the honey buz- zard, and the nightingale. These were the same lullabies that rocked the giants to sleep—Ajax and Agamemmnon, Atlas and Achilles, Aristotle and Aeschylus. Welcome to the land of gods and goddesses, great warriors and philosophers, Muses, bards and comedians. You are sleeping at the crossroads, a world that is neither North nor South, neither East nor West, but stretches out in every direction—where everything is possible.
Kaliníhta. Oneira gluka. Good night. Sweet dreams. May your sleep be filled with ambrosia and nectar."

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