Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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A Fighting Chance

Author: Elizabeth Warren
Publisher: Picador
ASIN: 125006225X

About This Book

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tells the story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and how arduous it is for a changemaker in the nation's capital.

After her childhood in small-town Oklahoma, an early marriage and motherhood, Elizabeth Warren became a law professor who wrote about why people go bankrupt. She was invited to Washington, DC, to help advise Congress on rewriting bankruptcy laws for the better—a battle she fought for 10 good years and lost.

Warren, an outspoken critic of laxity in financial services markets and its role in creating the 2008 financial crisis, became a target of big banks and Wall Street. But her idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers had legs, and although politics prevented her from heading up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the idea came to fruition. When Warren ran for the Senate from Massachusetts, she won one of the most competitive—and closely watched—Senate races in the country.

A Fighting Chance is now available in paperback.




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