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From environmental activist, renowned crusader, champion fighter, maverick — a book that looks at our present situation with water and shows us how we can each take action to make changes in our cities, towns, and villages, before it is too late.

"Brockovich is a vocal, no-nonsense writer - Roberts might even have downplayed her fire in the movie.... The tales she tells show how addressing water issues at the source can make a big difference all the way down the chain." (Heather Hansman, Outside)

"Brockovich urges people to continue to fight for what they believe in.... [Her] belief in individual activism - rather than relying on leaders, corporations, or the government to handle the water crisis - is the guiding theme in her new book...inspirational." (Sam Gillette, People)

In Erin Brockovich’s long-awaited book — her first to reckon with conditions on our planet — she makes clear why we are in the trouble we’re in, and how, in large and practical ways, we each can take actions to bring about change.

She shows us what's at stake, and writes of the fraudulent science that disguises these issues, along with cancer clusters not being reported. She writes of the saga of PG&E that continues to this day, and of the communities and people she has worked with who have helped to make an impact. She writes of the water operator in Poughkeepsie, New York, who responded to his customers' concerns and changed his system to create some of the safest water in the country; of the moms in Hannibal, Missouri, who became the first citizens in the nation to file an ordinance prohibiting the use of ammonia in their public drinking water; and about how we can protect our right to clean water by fighting for better enforcement of the laws, new legislation, and better regulations.

She cannot fight all battles for all people and gives us the tools to take actions ourselves, have our voices heard, and know that steps are being taken to make sure our water is safe to drink and use. 

©2020 Erin Brockovich (P)2020 Random House Audio

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  • JK
  • 16-10-20

A must read

This book is a must read for everyone. It opened my eyes even more about big corporations and the government not having our back. We must take a stand and be our own advocate. Superman’s not coming but I’m here ans my eyes are wide open now! Thanks Erin you are an inspiration

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  • Mara L.
  • 08-10-20

Informative and Motivating!

Yes, this book is by THAT Erin Brokovich. Since the eponymous movie in the 90s, Brokovich has worked tirelessly as an advocate for citizens, clean water, and necessary environmental regulations. 'Superman's Not Coming' goes over common water issues currently faced by millions of Americans. She includes understandable science about the chemicals, pollution, infrastructure, and policies that contribute to water toxicity. Most importantly, she details resources and clear action steps that citizens can take to improve their drinking water. Brokovich writes in such a passionate and empowering manner, so this was a really motivating listen.

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  • Carrie Horner
  • 01-10-20

Very informative

I never knew so much about how we get and maintain our water. I love the fact that she goes into detail about the cases she’s worked and is still working on. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to stay informed on the national water crisis and what we can do about it.