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Mickey Rourke in ‘One Can Make a Difference’

Written by PETA | October 2, 2009

There are two things I love about the new paperback version of PETA founder and president Ingrid Newkirk’s book, One Can Make a Difference: How Simple Actions Can Change the World. First—and most importantly—it includes a brand-new essay written by none other than actor Mickey Rourke. In his contribution, which is exclusive to the new paperback version, the Golden Globe winner writes about his struggle to overcome his personal demons and about the six rescued dogs who helped him succeed.

“There isn’t much worse than being a ‘has been,’ being used to sitting at the best table in the fanciest restaurant just by showing up, and then reaching a point where the restaurant won’t even take my call,” he writes. “It was a humbling experience for me, and the dogs were the biggest help in getting me through because I could see that the dogs from the pound are like me. Bad things have happened to them, too, and they bear the scars.”

Second, the lighter version is easier to stick in my purse, so I can have it handy to read while commuting.


One Can Make a Difference now fits conveniently into vegan handbags across the country.
vegan purse


Other celebrity contributors to One Can Make a Difference include Sir Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Brigitte Bardot, and so many more. The new paperback version is available here, so check it out!

Written by Amanda Schinke

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  • Suzanne Hanna says:

    I always admired Mickey Rourke and never thought of him as a has been. He’s a great actor and will always be in my book! Dogs have always been there for me when people turned their backs. I know exactly how he feels! Animals show unconditional love people…not so much!

  • susan says:

    Most attractive in a man is great strength coupled with great tenderness. Go Mickey I love ya!

  • Michelle says:

    Mickey Rourke’s one of the biggest toughest actors around and the fact that he is able to respect and love animals is extremely RESPECTABLE. The Wrestler was pretty awesome.

  • Laura says:

    Blogger Where did you get that fab handbag??

  • Toscani says:

    Way to go Mick… we love you!

  • Tammy says:

    OH Mickey you’re so fine you’re so fine you blow my mind Hey Mickey…Hey Mickey!

  • Amanda says:

    Suzie It’s a Matt and Nat bagbought “gently used” on eBay.

  • Suzie says:

    This is a bit offtopic but where did you get that gorgeous bag in the photo?! I want one!!!!!!!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I never thought of Mickey Rourke as a has been although I did wonder what happened to him when he did not appear for so long. I am glad he’s back he may teach these so called “stars” a few things about acting.