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Committed A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir

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ISBN-10: 0743291948

ISBN-13: 9780743291941

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dan Mathews

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Committed is a bold, offbeat, globe-trotting memoir that shows how the most ridiculed punching bag in high school became an internationally renowned crusader for the most downtrodden individuals of all -- animals. This irresistibly entertaining book recounts the unorthodox coming-of-age that inspired a reluctant party boy to devote his life to a cause, without ever abandoning his sense of mischief and fun. Mathews is the irreverent force behind the colorful crusades carried out by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making animal rights the "it" cause with campaigns involving nude protestors, odd costumes, and celebrities as diverse as Pamela Anderson and Sir Paul…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Dan Matthews worked as a dancing tree in the Disneyland Christmas parade, a burger flipper at McDonald's, and a model and actor in Italy before earning a history degree from American University. Upon graduating, he took a job as receptionist at PETA and worked his way up for more than twenty years to become the group's vice president, charged with increasing awareness of animal rights through a variety of provocative campaigns. He lives in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Prologue: Meat Me in St. Louis
Atomic Meltdown
Attaining Outcast Status
"Dan Mathews: We Will Kill You"
Young Hustler, Ancient Rome
A Reluctant Revolutionary
All the Rage
This Is a Raid
An Alpine Diversion
Ladies Who Lunch
Epilogue: Dismal Swamp Thing