"I was brought to the work of urban community development through the teachings and philosophies of Bob Woodson. Those familiar with Mr. Woodson's lifelong work know that his legacy is best reflected in those he personally touches and the countless others he will influence with his Woodson Principles. Within the urban gardens of America, people like Bob Woodson have planted a family tree that sprouts the leaves of shared knowledge, experiences, and relationships that foster a common bond between friends and strangers alike."
– Jamie Elder, Stand Together
"Bob Woodson's book debunks the utopian fantasies of people who presume to know what the poor need, using the wisdom and words of the poor themselves. I hope people listen to him, and more importantly, listen to the people who have been victimized for generations by terrible public policy."
– Mark Levin, Author, Radio and TV Broadcaster
"Bob is on the path to becoming an enjoyable Upton Sinclair—the Sinclair we always needed. He proves that with Lessons from the Least of These: The Woodson Principles. He exposes wrongdoing, humanely and without 'gotcha' tactics. He gives voice to the voiceless. He tells their stories. Give it a read—it's enthralling."
– Glenn Beck, Radio Hall of Fame Inductee and Bestselling Author
"Bob Woodson does not offer theory or speculation. He speaks from decades in the trenches, supporting self-help efforts to improve the quality of life for poor people—working from the bottom up, not the top down. The lessons are profound and instructive."
– Bernard E. Anderson, Ph.D., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"After covering Bob Woodson's award-winning work for more than thirty years, this is the book that I long have hoped he would write. In troubled communities where way too much bad news has happened, Woodson has helped local residents to come together, grow effective leaders, and turn the bad news good. Along the way, he also has learned valuable, thought-provoking life lessons like those he has gathered in this book. The result is a valuable gift that appeals across partisan or sectarian lines in the pragmatic, problem-solving spirit he expressed to me years ago: It's not what's 'right' or 'left' that counts, but 'what works'."
– Clarence Page, a syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist, won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1989