A Fighting Chance

By | January 17, 2018
A Fighting Chance Author Elizabeth Warren
ISBN-10 125006225X
ISBN-13 9781250062253
Year 2015-03-31
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Picador
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two decade journey that taught her how Washington really worksand really doesn t As a child in small town Oklahoma Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacheran 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 D C 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 competitiveand watchedSenate 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 classand why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America s government can and must do better for working families

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