BERNIE SANDERS ran as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2015 and 2016. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont's largest city, for eight years before becoming the sole congressperson for the state in 1990. He was elected to the Senate in 2006 and is now the longest-serving Independent in the history of the Congress. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife, Jane, and has four children and seven grandchildren.MARK RUFFALO is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist. Known for high-profile roles in movies such as The Kids Are All Right (2010), The Normal Heart (2014), Foxcatcher (2015), and Spotlight (2015), as well as blockbusters like The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), he made his directorial debut with Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He was an ardent supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders's bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
2018 GRAMMY(R) Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album
"[Bernie] Sanders delivers charming humor, along with humble truths about losing elections and what he's learned from the campaign trail. Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo earnestly presents details of Sanders's work and ideas for a new America. Both Sanders and Ruffalo sound like they're directly addressing listeners, and hearing actual recordings of Sanders's speeches adds a further dimension to this essential work." -AudioFile Magazine
"Senator Sanders's gravelly voice and dramatic presentation are surely familiar to listeners. He reads with the same sincerity and earnestness he brought to audiences throughout his extraordinary primary campaign for president of the United States. A seasoned orator, he's particularly good at changing speed and intonation to emphasize the points he wants you to understand and absorb." -- Publishers Weekly