Reviews for San Francisco Values

An essential read for everyone, whatever their party or beliefs

Readers’ Favorite Book Review — K.C. Finn

San Francisco Values: Common Ground For Getting America Back on Track is a work of non-fiction that focuses on social, cultural, and political issues, and was penned by author duo Geri Spieler and Rick Kaplowitz. Centered on the topic of what exactly All-American values are, and how they could be utilized to progress into a better tomorrow, the authors explore San Francisco as a…


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Insightful commentary

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

 Insightful commentary on how to leverage our country’s rich ideological diversity to improve our democracy.


A delight to read

Ivan Levine    5.0 out of 5 stars

A delightful inciteful page turner. The historical research is abundant and apparent. An easy beautifully written read and a clearly presented view of the impact San Francisco values has on the nation and the world. I learned so much of the city’s history and welcomed the well summarized and presented approach to making changes. The writing style delivers a well…


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This great book focuses on ideas that unite Americans

Elise Frances Miller     5.0 out of 5 stars

Scary fact (Internet research): For the past four years, Fox News has garnered higher ratings than any of the other network or cable news networks. And Fox commentators have portrayed San Franciscans as flaky, terrorist-loving and unpatriotic. As a proud American and San Franciscan, I was excited and relieved to see Spieler and Kaplowitz set the record…


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Leading the Country and the World

James Kenny, PhD    5.0 out of 5 stars

One of the most widely discussed and informative books of the season is San Francisco Values. The vitality and preeminence of the Bay area in high technology, innovation, and start-up enterprise is today universally unquestioned.

In saluting this exciting and productive region, Geri Spieler and Rick…


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Compelling, relatable, and interactive. official review by Guda LM
4 out of 4 stars

‘Values are a society’s collective ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, desirable, and undesirable behaviors.’ American values broadly include those that embrace inclusivity and tolerance, family diversity, and freedom, including that of worship and religious affiliation. San Francisco Values is a book that highlights these very values and particularly those that have…


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Grabs your attention on page 1 and holds it throughout

Nanci Woody  5.0 out of 5 stars

Geri Spieler and Rick Kaplowitz have written a compelling, interesting, and informative book that delves into such societal issues as brothels, homelessness, home prices in the Bay Area and other parts of the US, HIV, bubonic plague, same-sex marriage, and abortion rights. They also talk about hate speech, racism and voting rights. Each section of the book is…


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Inspiring ideas for uniting America

Hallas C. Midgette     5.0 out of 5 stars

An engaging and well-researched historical analysis of the origins of San Francisco values and how they were eventually embraced as American values. Action steps at the end of each chapter inspire hope that our divided nation can unite on common ground. Two thumbs up!


Excellent research AND Enjoyable reading. A Double Hitter!

Wendy Harris    5.0 out of 5 stars

Well written, excellent research, Enjoyable, fascinating, interesting, wonderful stories that back up the facts and show the relationship- that SF values lead the country. It addresses the issues dividing us, and puts it all in perspective. Highly recommended!!


Incredible Read on Local Politics

Mark Meyers   5.0 out of 5 stars

Just started the book and cannot put it down, what an incredible author!