A Fighting Chance 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 ChanceAs a child in small town Oklahoma Eli

  • Title: A Fighting Chance
  • Author: Elizabeth Warren
  • ISBN: 9781627790529
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 ChanceAs 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 toAn 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 ChanceAs 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.

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    1. I am an extremely skeptical realist. I went into this biography with a grain of salt and realized that it was already seasoned perfectly. Senator Warren is the ideal choice for leadership in American government. I believe that having a leader who reluctantly dove into the murky waters of politics (and perhaps a bit naively) but was tough and smart enough to stay afloat, and then build a boat and start pulling others on board is the exact person I would want to represent me. I would vote for Warr [...]

    2. Batman, Spiderman and Superman all rolled in to one.An indefatigable advocate for the ordinary American citizen, Senator Elizabeth Warren is the poster child for the incorruptible government official. Now, as the Senior Senator from Massachusetts and as the Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Warren is in the right place to effect positive change for the Nation. This is very good news.The bad news is that Senator Warren is one of only a handful of legislators in the US Congress willing to adv [...]

    3. I started listening to this book at nine o'clock this morning. I've already cried three times and wonder how on earth I haven't found the time to go to law school. Right now I'm going to empty the contents of my wallet into an envelope and mail it to Senator Warren. I'm sure that whatever she is doing today, it's the right thing.

    4. that the daughter of an oklahoma telephone operator and a maintenance man would go on to become the first female senator of the commonwealth of massachusetts is, in and of itself, a compelling story. a fighting chance, however, beyond the inspiring tale of elizabeth warren's journey to the u.s. senate chamber, is also the narrative of a financial and political system rigged to favor the already wealthy and powerful at the expense of poor and middle-class familiesnator warren's memoir combines th [...]

    5. A Fighting Chance is the fourth book by Elizabeth Warren, her first since the former Harvard law professor became a regular guest on The Daily Show, a darling of progressives, a first-term U.S. senator (D-MA) and a possible candidate for president (as of May 2015 she's stated repeatedly that she is not interested in running). I apologize to those who dream of remaining a safe zone from the contentious subjects of politics, religion or sex, unless being discussed in relation to Elizabeth Bennett [...]

    6. I haven't liked a politician this much since Bobby Kennedy was assassinated. I was only eleven, but somehow I knew he was on my side. I also know that Elizabeth Warren is on my side. Now I am old enough to understand the details. Senator Warren's new book clearly explains why and how she is on the side of 99% of the American People and what she is trying to do to help.

    7. DNF around 50%I don't think this is a horrible book, but I was in way over my head. I don't know anything about the economy crashes of the early 2000s and I don't have a mortgage or even a credit card, so all of this, I think, is for an audience that isn't me. I love Elizabeth Warren, but I think I'll be waiting for a different book of hers that appeals to me in another way because this one was a snooze.

    8. Full disclosure: I’m an Elizabeth Warren fan girl. That’s why I went against my own guideline of not reading political memoirs to pick up A Fighting Chance.So, um, let me just say I was super disappointed when I started A Fighting Chance. It was flat. Uninspiring. Senator Warren painted this bizarre picture of a girl who just happened to fall into teaching at Harvard and getting a senate seat. Look, Senator Warren, I think you’re great. Many people I know who disagree with you politically [...]

    9. The system is rigged. That's part of Warren's message, intertwined with personal history and her journey from mother to law professor to author to policy wonk to Senator. Such a compelling, and easy flowing read, I roared through it in a single day--gathering the energy and emotion. The second time I will spend more time cross referencing the consumer and big bank issues. The best book I've read in 2014.

    10. Finally — a leading Democrat who understands that elections are won or lost on the basis of personal values. The same person whose gifted leadership led to the creation of the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that’s beginning to level the playing field between the public and the Wall Street banks.Here is Elizabeth Warren getting down to the roots of the country’s current predicament: “I will be grateful to my mother and daddy until the day I die. They worked hard — real [...]

    11. I honestly didn't know much about Elizabeth Warren before starting this book. I knew that she's loved in the US and now I know why. She won my admiration until i reached the last few pages which held me from giving this book 5 stars. I'll have to read more about the topic. However, I don't think giving more loans to students is the solution for eduction but rather lowering the expenses because tuition fees in the US are too expensive. Still, I think she'd make a good president especially since s [...]

    12. A lone voiceI haven't read unadulterated truth for a very long time. Everyone speaks in spin. No one is ashamed to get caught in a lie. I'm 70 years old. I've followed politics and politicians for 60 years. Frankly, I had given up, until about 10 years ago I heard about this professorial looking lady who was exposing corporate financial officers as the thieves they have become. Later I heard this same Elizabeth Warren woman was exposing unfair labor practices, student loan ripoffs, bankruptcy ex [...]

    13. I found Senator Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir, A FIGHTING CHANCE, so truthful it hurt. It hurt to be told the truth: The system is rigged for those who are wealthy and well-connected, a truth that doesn’t surprise, that isn’t exactly new, but is told in an eye-opening and refreshing, and at points, damn inspiring way. The Senator from Massachusetts tells a few stories of her life growing up scraping the bottom of the middle class barrel in Oklahoma before moving on to college with a schola [...]

    14. What a fantastic book! I learned so much about the banking industry, taxes, and the bank buyout and it didn't feel like a textbook was being read to me. Elizabeth does a great job explaining what is happening with the big corporations and how the regular American citizen is getting screwed over because the banks and credit card companies are able to help write bills that help them and hurt the regular American who is struggling. It's a powerful book no matter what your political affiliation migh [...]

    15. Couldn't put this book down. Thank god Elizabeth Warren is in the Senate. Unleash this woman and her intellect for the benefit of us all!

    16. A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren“A Fighting Chance” is an interesting personal story of the life of now Senator Elizabeth Warren. This book tells her public story of her admirable quest to give the working families a fighting chance. Former Harvard Law Professor, accomplished author and now senior Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren shares her inspirational life story from a girl growing up in a small town in Oklahoma to competing in a major Senate race. This moving 334-page bo [...]

    17. Elizabeth Warren tells it like it is. In plain, straightforward language, she tells the truth about the mortgage crisis, the bank bailouts, the crumbling of the financial life of the everyday American family. Warren is a fighter you want on your side.

    18. If I could have dinner with just one famous person or historical figure, I'd choose Elizabeth Warren without a moment's hesitation.Listened to the Audiobook version, narrated by Senator Warren herself and it was so much more powerful.This book gave me a wild mix of emotions. It's depressing; it's uplifting. It's rage-inducing; it's sentimental. It's all of these things in the best possible way. I have to admit though, that through most of the narrative, my teeth felt clenched tight enough to sha [...]

    19. I began reading a print copy of this book but quickly switched to the audiobook version as it was read by Senator Elizabeth Warren, herself. Listening to this book read by the author enhanced my enjoyment and appreciation of what she had to say. I will admit straight away that I am a HUGE Elizabeth Warren fan! She captured my attention after the 2008 financial collapse when I saw her on television advocating for an agency created for the protection of consumers. She spoke plainly and eloquently; [...]

    20. What a great woman, what a great Senator. I feel guilty for every credit card I own. At least I have money in a small credit union. When people were declaring bankruptcy, it was for 3 reasons in 90% of the cases: 1. Medical problems, 2. Job loss, 3. Family breakup. The Fox News types tried to portray them as lazy cheaters. Banks could make more money by giving credit to people who were in trouble. Those families became targeted by banks. Banking industry backed bills were already promoted in Con [...]

    21. I suspect by the subject and tone, that we'll be seeing Sen Warren in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primaries. The book is an inspirational auto-biography, with the audio version read by the author. She gets choked up when talking about the loss of family, including her dogs. It was interesting to hear her perspective on the campaign scandals, and important events like Bankruptcy "reform", and the TARP. She states her positions clearly and articulately. I was impressed by how she got interest [...]

    22. This book was shelved next to the book I just took back. I remembered where it was, and picked it up for the holiday weekend, and darn it, I read it in one day. Senator Warren writes just like she talks: enthusiastically, completely engaged, sincere. She didn't want to be in politics, she wanted to be a teacher-and that's what she was-and then Harry Reid called to see if she could come educate some folks about some stuff in Washington D.C. The rest is current history. The unraveling of bank law, [...]

    23. Elizabeth Warren is singing my song, so of course I loved this book. From the moment I first saw her (I think on a Dr. Phil program) I've loved her feisty spirit and attempts to make comprehensible parts of life in the U.S. such as mortgages and loans. If we could get more like her in the Senate, perhaps there would be equity and compassion for the average person just trying to pay the bills and put a little aside. After all, it is the government of the people and by the people, not over the peo [...]

    24. Elizabeth Warren is a hero and a goddess and parts of the book were very interesting. but for the most part she's only a decent writer and it read like a long campaign speech especially the second half.

    25. Elizabeth Warren is an excellent story teller and she's got a great story to tell as the daughter of working people in Oklahoma who went through hard times but whose daughter managed to get a law degree and land a job at Harvard Law School.In "A Fighting Chance" Warren reviews her own history of overcoming many obstacles on the way to her successful career, fighting for families like the one she was raised in. DO NOT read this book in the presence of a banker. You'll want to attack them physical [...]

    26. A Fighting Chance was a story of struggle not unlike the struggles of many families of yesteryear and present day. I needed to set my sights realistically. It was harder for a woman with a college education to find a husband. Find a husband was clearly the goal for any young girl and I was a pretty iffy candidate.I admired Elizabeth Warren before I read A Fighting Chance. Now, after reading A Fighting Chance, I’m team Elizabeth Warren! Instead of giving up, she kicked stumbling blocks to the s [...]

    27. I'm not quite sure what motivated me to read this book. Perhaps it was because the mid-term election campaigning is in full swing, howling with distortions, out of context quotes and outright lies. Perhaps it was the ongoing egregious behavior of investment banks and their ilk on Wall Street that pulled at me. Maybe it was the simple fact that she is my state’s U.S. Senator. I just don’t know. But when I saw her book cover image staring at me from the display at my local library (Westfield M [...]

    28. This book is the first I've "read" since the Election of 2016 to have breathed onto the pale embers of hope I have for our country and to have found some faint glimmer of light persevering there. Back in 2011 when I was considering law schools, I got a call from a 3L at Harvard who was trying to pitch me on its merits. He was impressive, but not the finest salesman: he was perhaps too honest (he straight up told me that NYU had better clinics, not even attempting to qualify the statement); and h [...]

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