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 NEW RELEASE: Business As Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey
 (Published in 2005) By Anita Roddick

Business as Unusual charts the story of Anita and The Body Shop, and now in this new second edition for the first time Roddick talks about her work beyond The Body Shop. Anita tackles a wide range of personal and political issues from self-esteem, to human rights abuses within the context of corporate behaviour. Roddick explains that you can make a profit and make a positive contribution to the community; you can trade on a global scale and you can stick your neck out with campaigns for human rights, whilst opening scores of shops a year. Anita and The Body Shop is one of the business success stories of the century and this book shows you how and why.

 Some endorsements from the First Edition of Business As Unusual:

  • “Few entrepreneurs have tied their product to a social cause with better effect” – Business Week

  • “This woman has changed business for ever” – Inc Magazine

  • “Roddick’s success is proof that accountability does not have to mean sacrificing the profit margin. She writes with passion and fluency....inspirational!” - Time Out

  • “There is no disputing Anita Roddick’s passion and she has now poured her heart out to help those who want to follow in her footsteps” – The Guardian
 



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 NEW RELEASE: Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth & Lies
  About the Global Water Crisis

 (Published in 2004) By Anita Roddick with Brooke Shelby Biggs

  Available now at all good book stores.



 

Water is elemental, life-giving and sustaining. It is ours to drink, ours to play in, to grow with, to build on. Water is more fundamental than any other substance on Earth: You can live three weeks without food, but without water you’ll be dead in three days.

This new book is a vivid collection of essays by some of the world’s most powerful thought leaders, activists and luminaries who reveal that perhaps the single biggest threat to human rights, economic justice and even human life and civilisation itself may be something as elemental as water.

It flows out of our taps easily enough that we rarely give it a second thought, but we ignore it at our peril!




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 NEW RELEASE: Numbers
 (Published in 2004) By David Boyle and Anita Roddick

Available now at all good book stores.

 


 

Numbers are peculiar animals. They can unlock secrets, split atoms, reveal the inner workings of people and machines, or draw patterns of outstanding complexity and beauty.

This book is a collection of some of the most peculiar numbers we could find. If you want to know how many people are injured every year by tea cozies or how many people believe they have been abducted by aliens, you can find it here. If you want to know how many times you could circle the globe with the toilet paper used in Japan, you can find it here too. It isn’t a directory or encyclopaedia or comprehensive list of numbers – in fact sometimes it isn’t very serious at all – but I hope that every one of these strange statistics will make you gasp, or swear, or laugh, or storm the gates of Parliament or Congress. But there is another message in the book, which is more subtle. It is a request to readers that they should not take any of these statistics at face value. So have a look at them, but then take a second, closer look. Do you believe them? How were they worked out? Is it possible to know such things, and who did the calculation? Are they just general numbers about people that are meaningless when it comes to applying them to individuals?


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 A Revolution In Kindness
 (Published in 2003) Edited By Anita Roddick

Available at all good book stores. To order by phone in the US please call: 1-800-423-7087. In the UK please call: 0800-018-5450.

 

What would our world look like if we valued basic human kindness were above all other ideals, such as wealth and power? How would our most familiar institutions -- our health-care system, our governments, our businesses, our schools, our prisons, our churches -- be transformed?

With the help of celebrities, politicians, homeless street vendors, political prisoners, activists, and entrepreneurs, this book redefines "kindness" to give it a new vitality that is far from "random." Featuring essays by Annie Lennox, Philip Berrigan, Ralph Nader, David Korten and many more.



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 Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits:
 A Spiritual Activists Handbook
 (Published in 2003)
 Written by Brooke Shelby Biggs
 Conceived by Anita Roddick

 

You know the names Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, but have you heard of Roy Bourgeois or Neta Golan? They, and the wealth of spiritual activists in this book are the heirs to a great tradition of faith-based activism. This book profiles environmentalists, war resisters, gay-rights activists, labor agitators, and child advocates. They are Buddhists and Catholics, Hindus and Muslims, Jews and Quakers. The stories of these modern-day prophets of positive change will inspire you, and provide the resources you need to put your own beliefs to work in the world.



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 IN PAPERBACK:

 Take it Personally (UK Edition):
 How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World
 (Published in 2001)
 By Anita Roddick


Globalization isn't just an amorphous idea: it affects everyone. In this stunningly designed new book, Anita invites the top thinkers in the struggle for humanitarian trade policies to weigh in on the problem, and to give citizens the tools and inspiration to do work for constructive solutions.

Contributors include David Korten, Julia Butterfly Hill, Vandana Shiva, Paul Hawken (author of Natural Capitalism), Naomi Klein (author of No Logo), and Ralph Nader.



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 IN PAPERBACK:

 Take it Personally (USA Edition):
 How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World
 (Published in 2001)
 By Anita Roddick

 BUY THE BOOK

 

Globalization isn't just an amorphous idea: it affects everyone. In this stunningly designed new book, Anita invites the top thinkers in the struggle for humanitarian trade policies to weigh in on the problem, and to give citizens the tools and inspiration to do work for constructive solutions.

Contributors include David Korten, Julia Butterfly Hill, Vandana Shiva, Paul Hawken (author of Natural Capitalism), Naomi Klein (author of No Logo), and Ralph Nader.



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 NOW IN PAPERBACK:

 Business as Unusual:
 The Triumph of Anita Roddick
 (Published in 2000)
 By Anita Roddick

 
 

In this part-autobiography, part manifesto, Anita traces the last decade in her life and the evolution of the The Body Shop. As one reviewer put it, Business as Unusual is a "clarion call for business to tackle the big issues of life alongside the pursuit of profits, with heart, soul and conscience."



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Profits with Principles -- The Amazing Success Story of Anita Roddick and The Body Shop
(Published in 1991)
By Anita Roddick


Part One of Anita's personal and professional autobiography (Part Two was "Business as Unusual," above), "Body and Soul" tells of Anita's wild youth as the child of Italian immigrants in a small English seaside town, her hippie adolescence and early adulthood, and the strange circumstances which brought her to start the tiny handmade cosmetics shop in Brighton which would become one of the most successful retail operations in the world. The book also details the foundations of The Body Shop's foray into corporate activism for fair trade, human rights, and against animal testing.



Body And Soul cover photo  Anita!
 The Woman Behind The Body Shop
 (Published in 1998)
 By Jules Older, illustrated by Lisa Kopper

 

This authorized biography of Anita for kids provides insight and inspiration to children who want to grow up to change the world. Written in terms youngsters can easily understand, it tells Anita's story of adventure and success, and provides easy-to-grasp ideas for keeping yourself -- and the planet -- healthy.



Body And Soul cover photo  Anita Roddick
 (Published in 1998)
 By Rob Alcraft (Heinmann Library)

 

This academic, yet gently humorous look at Anita's life and career for schoolchildren details her life and development as an outspoken advocate of socially responsible business practices. This book is a part of the National Curriculum in the UK.



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