A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

By Elizabeth Warren

An not likely political big name tells the inspiring tale of the two-decade trip that taught her how Washington rather works—and fairly doesn’t

As a toddler in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to visit university after which develop into an hassle-free university teacher—an formidable target, given her family’s modest ability. Early marriage and motherhood appeared to positioned even that dream out of achieve, yet fifteen years later she was once a unusual legislation professor with a deep knowing of why humans move bankrupt. Then got here the telephone name that modified her lifestyles: may possibly she come to Washington DC to assist suggest Congress on rewriting the financial ruin laws?

hence started an rude schooling into the bare-knuckled, frequently dysfunctional methods of Washington. She fought for greater financial disaster legislation for ten years and misplaced. She attempted to carry the government liable through the monetary obstacle yet turned a goal of the large banks. She got here up with the belief for a brand new organization designed to guard shoppers from predatory bankers and used to be denied the chance to run it. ultimately, at age sixty two, she made up our minds to run for non-obligatory workplace and gained the main competitive—and watched—Senate race within the country.

during this passionate, humorous, rabble-rousing publication, Warren indicates why she has selected to struggle enamel and nail for the center class—and why she has develop into a hero to all those that think that America’s govt can and needs to do larger for operating households.

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