Praise for THE EMANCIPATION OF CECILY MCMILLAN

“Cecily McMillan’s self-portrait of the activist as a young woman dignifies the played-out term ‘badass.’ Many people braved the wilds of Zuccotti Park; far more have endured Rikers Island—what sets McMillan apart is her fearless insistence on always interrogating her circumstances, and making them better. But what makes this memoir sing is her voice. Wise beyond her years, earnest-yet-funny, and strong enough to share her own vulnerabilities, McMillan has written a book that is both refreshingly humanizing and deeply inspiring.”
—Kate Bolick, author of Spinster 
 

“Cecily McMillan’s story has the makings of a classic. Her writing is as exemplary as her commitment: as an observer, she puts all her senses to work; she has the storyteller’s craft in abundance. In The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan, a great American story will find its teller.”
—Todd Gitlin, best-selling author of The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
 

“A revealing memoir…full of outrage.” – Kirkus Reviews
 

“Cecily McMillan’s memoir of her time as an Occupy activist and as a political prisoner will prove the Coming of Age in Mississippi for the millennial generation.”
—Maurice Isserman, Professor of History, Hamilton College, and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s