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A fighting chance

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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. 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 and help oversee the effort by Congress to rewrite 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 and was often ridiculed. She invented an 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 pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent political history. 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 the 100 percent.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Legislators -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-, United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography, Warren, Elizabeth, Women legislators -- United States -- Biography
title_display A fighting chance
title_full A Fighting Chance, A fighting chance / Elizabeth Warren, A fighting chance [sound recording]/ Elizabeth Warren
title_short A fighting chance
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Legislators, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Warren, Elizabeth, Women legislators