I am so excited to share information about my book: A Political Memoir
Outside In to be published in early May 2019 by Between The Lines, Toronto.
You can pre-order the book from Amazon or from your favourite local independent bookstore.
Here is what people are saying about “Outside In”
In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity. Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything
Libby Davies has spent her whole adult life pushing, cajoling, and persuading on behalf of those without power. Always with compassion and never with malice she went from Downtown Eastside Vancouver activist to be deputy leader of the NDP. This is a great story of a fearless woman. Ed Broadbent, former leader of the federal New Democratic Party
Outside In tells the incredible story of how Libby Davies burst into the halls of power and held the doors open for others. Along the way she introduces all the people she credits with making her journey possible. It is a generous, hopeful, and deeply personal book – I couldn’t put it down. Kennedy Stewart, Mayor, City of Vancouver
In these pages Libby Davies documents her life in the Downtown Eastside from its earliest days: working largely as a volunteer, fighting for the downtrodden, the disenfranchised, the poor, the forgotten, and the discarded souls she always recognized and respected as neighbours and comrades. Davies writes as a true storyteller about her time in the trenches of the political left. I wish I could vote for Libby to be our next Prime Minister, but I can’t, so I will just encourage anyone who cares about our democratic system, or about changing the world from the outside in, to please read this book. Ivan Coyote, writer, storyteller, and author of Tomboy Survival Guide
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Libby Davies has been a social activist for 40 plus years and began as a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 1972. She was elected to Vancouver City Council for 5 consecutive terms, 1982-1993. As the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East for six consecutive terms, 1997-2015, she became NDP House Leader, (2003-2011) and Deputy Leader (2007-2015). Libby has been an outspoken advocate for human rights, housing, peace, and social justice throughout her political life. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2016, and invested to the Order in May 2018, and received the City of Vancouver Civic Merit Award in November 2018. Libby was appointed to the board of governors of Vancouver Community College in 2018. She is also a board member of the Portland Hotel Society. Her first book, “Outside In”, is scheduled for publication May 2019 with Between The Lines, Toronto.