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by Elizabeth Warren

  • ISBN: 1627790527
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Elizabeth Warren
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books; 1st Edition edition (April 22, 2014)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • FB2 size: 1100 kb
  • EPUB size: 1214 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works―and really doesn't―in A Fighting Chance As a child in small-town Oklahoma.

A Fighting Chance is a 2014 memoir by the American academic and senior Massachusetts United States Senator Elizabeth Warren

A Fighting Chance is a 2014 memoir by the American academic and senior Massachusetts United States Senator Elizabeth Warren. The book details Warren's life from her upbringing in Oklahoma City to her unexpectedly successful bid for the United States Senate in 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s absorbing book A Fighting Chance occurs in its first 10 pages. After a heart attack, her father lost his job selling carpets in Oklahoma City and was demoted to a commission-only job selling lawn mowers.

Elizabeth Warren’s absorbing book A Fighting Chance occurs in its first 10 pages. The station wagon was repossessed; the family, Warren implies, teetered on the verge of losing its home. One sweltering day, 12-year-old Elizabeth comes upon her 50-year-old mother, sobbing and trying to squeeze into her best dress, scared but determined to apply for a job answering phones at Sears.

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A Fighting Chance - Elizabeth Warren. Prologue A Fighting Chance. I’M ELIZABETH WARREN. I’m a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only.

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A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren Description : An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works-and really doesn’t As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher-an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws? Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington.

Elizabeth Warren is the senior senator from Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren is the senior senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of eight books, including All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan and The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke, written with her daughter, Amelia Tyagi.

Senator Elizabeth Warren describes her life, her academic and political work, and her meteoric rise in the . Warren, the 64-year-old Massachusetts senator described by one reporter as a strand of pearls short of looking like the head of the . is not, however, out of central casting.

Senator Elizabeth Warren describes her life, her academic and political work, and her meteoric rise in the Democratic Party. A professor who spent most of her career teaching law students about bankruptcy, Warren is an unlikely icon for the Che Guevara T-shirt-wearing set. She didn’t run for elected office until 2011; the following year, she defeated the Republican Scott Brown to capture the Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works―and really doesn't―in A Fighting Chance

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher―an ambitious goal, given her family's modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws?

Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive―and watched―Senate race in the country. In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class―and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America's government can and must do better for working families.


Reviews about A Fighting Chance (7):
Munimand
A good book with lots of details about her life and ambition. Basically a remarkable person. Lots of good notes and discussion and tons of research and background cited completely publisher year author journal name volume. Just for that I really like this and she does seem to have the credentials to be writing this. I dont agree with a lot of the underlying philosophy, she really has this trite black and white world, and does seem to think that legislation can fix things. While well intentioned this kind of egotistical thinking can be very harmful, i mean "big banks"? Who does she think will give the money to local banks to make quarter mil home mortgage loans? Because gammy put her quilts on ebay and deposited $75 last week? Get real. Its hard to make rules that work and the overall divisiveness against any one that somehow isnt up to her standard of 'family' or gets more money by taking huge risks or taking responsibility for peoples lives as ceo is just unacceptable to me. How about economic prosperity and reasonable interest rates for *americans*. But no, only people with picket fences dogs and babies. And in the end 99 percent of the legislation against say bankruptcy abuse ends up on the cutting room floor because, you guessed it, an abortion group declared bankruptcy and so suddenly,politically, strict bankruptcy law wasnt so important anymore. Terrible. Good book to find that story out though. WITH CITATIONS :)
krot
I didn't know much of anything about Warren before reading this book. I was impressed by what a down to earth person she is. You hear her opponents try to paint her as Harvard elitist but her dad sold carpet for Montgomery Ward and her mom was a receptionist. Her family lost their home when her father had health problems and couldn't work for a while. Her story puts her politics into a perspective that I found inspiring.
Tygokasa
I am so glad I read this book. Up till now, I didn't know an awful lot about Elizabeth Warren. What I've read convinces me that she is truly an excellent advocate for all of us. She truly cares about the "little people". Big banks look out!

She's also a good writer, expresses herself very clearly.. She's so smart and has a great sense of humor. Wish we had more legislators like her!
in waiting
It was great to read something by someone that actually cares abut the middle and lower classes. Liz Warren is definitely a fighter.
ndup
She would have been a Democratic Candidate my husband could support, or Bernie.

She has made so many valid points re: Economics, Consumer Protections, etc.
Moralsa
This really gets you to thinking about the way Washington runs. At times it can be depressing to read, but sometimes the truth does that. Other times it can make you angry. Well written and very eye opening. Great book and a must read for anyone that would like to see things changed for the better.
Silverbrew
I was really curious to learn more about Elizabeth Warren, so I started with this particular selection. It certainly made her political philosophies clear, and I am even more impressed by how her humble beginnings helped shape her values. She is a champion for ALL Americans. I didn't know if there were any politicians left who felt this way. A great read.
Well written, love the info re her origin, career path and descriptions of how the "system" works. She is a standout person of great integrity and wisdom. Hope someday she is the POTUS.

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