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Mal Warwick, long-time member of the Social Venture Network, co-authored a book with Ben Cohen in 2006.  “Despite this unusual degree of access to Ben,” he writes in a February 17 post on his blog, “and strong relationships with a number of mutual friends, I wasn’t aware of what had really happened in the tumultuous days leading up to the sale of [Ben & Jerry’s], much less in the thirteen years that followed. None of the several books I’d read about Ben & Jerry’s had helped at all. Now I believe I know . . . well, a lot, though certainly not everything, thanks to Brad Edmondson’s excellent new book, Ice Cream Social. Edmondson’s subtitle, The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s, is right on target, melodramatic though it may seem at first glance.”