Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.
Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow senator's effort to silence her in 2016, three words became a rallying cry across the country:
Nevertheless, she persisted...
In this breakthrough biography, bestselling author Antonia Felix carries readers from Warren's hardscrabble roots in Norman, Oklahoma, to her career as one of the nation's most distinguished legal scholars and experts on the economics of working Americans. Felix reveals how Warren brought her expertise to Washington to become an icon of progressive politics in a deeply divided nation, and weaves together never-before-told stories from those who have journeyed with Warren from Oklahoma to the halls of power.
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"Compelling, important, and relevant to the present and future of America." - Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of The Common Good
"Antonia Felix captures Elizabeth Warren's honesty, decency, authenticity, poise and passion in this well-written biography. Her book illuminates the arc of a rising political star - from Oklahoma to Harvard to Washington - who uniquely fuses a first class intellect with a first class temperament." - Mark Green, author, Bright Infinite Future; Founder & CEO, ShadowingTrump.org
"Felix gives us an intimate portrait of an insecure girl growing up on 'the ragged edges of the middle class' who finds the grit to force her own limits. An irresistible read for anyone who cares about Elizabeth Warren's fight for America's hammered working class." - Gail Sheehy, New York Times bestselling author of Passages and Daring
"Elizabeth Warren is a dynamic leader, and Antonia Felix's beautifully written, detailed book captures the fighting spirit that has made Warren a progressive icon. From her humble beginnings in Oklahoma, Felix deftly chronicles Warren's extraordinary life, a true American success story." - New York Congressman Eliot Engel
"Felix beautifully captures Senator Warren's determination, tenacity, and persistence, particularly in the face of the challenges she encountered when entering politics. Senator Warren's is a story with which everyone should be familiar - especially women with the drive to lead - and Felix's empowering book will inspire anyone interested in American politics." - Lauren Beecham, Executive Director, womenwinning
"A compelling, consuming story, exhaustively researched. Felix wonderfully documents Warren's world of achievement, including her academic pursuits that have had real-life impact on millions of average American families." - Steven Jacques, national Democratic strategist and author of Advance Man
"Engrossing . . . the life story of an amazing leader, teacher, and reformer as well as a detailed narration of the social justice issues that shaped her politics and passion. A great read!" - Sandra L. Pappas, Minnesota State Senator, Senate President, and President of Forward Global Women
"If you wonder why Elizabeth Warren is profound yet always understandable, tough-minded yet soft-hearted, able to bring real life to Washington - and vice versa - read her life story by Antonia Felix. It will not only show us what a leader can be, but who we can become." - Gloria Steinem
"From its well-chosen opening epigram to the end of its four trenchant Appendixes (not to mention every page in between), Antonia Felix's biography of Elizabeth Warren is worthy of its stellar subject. If you're as much of a Warren fan as I am, you'll be grateful for this thoroughly engaging, gracefully written overview of the Senator's life and work - thus far." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author, activist, and co-founding editor of Ms. Magazine
"Want to learn about how Elizabeth Warren became the champion of and for the people? Or about her struggles as a bold populist leader, a woman who has a deeply personal determination to ensure that the millions who've lost pensions, homes and jobs are never again shafted by a rigged system ? You need Antonia Felix's book-it is a riveting read." - Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher, The Nation
"Admirers of Warren will find this a welcome exaltation." - Kirkus
"Many politicians focus on the 'me'. Elizabeth Warren has always been about the 'we' - that sacred American bond of equal justice for all that Dr. King fought for. Felix's biography explains why we need her 'persistent' voice more than ever, now and in the future." - Congressman John Lewis
"Felix's story of a woman who broke economic and social barriers to become an effective national leader in the fight for fairness provides a powerful antidote to defeatism as an example of what can be accomplished if, as Sen. McConnell complained about Elizabeth, we persist." - Barney Frank, former Congressman (MA), author of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage
"Felix deftly brings the backstory of this progressive icon to life in a detailed and revelatory look at one of the country's most admired and outspoken leaders
" - Booklist
"The U.S. senator is building buzz: This sweeping, pointed biography comes just a year after the publication of Warren's autobiography. Author Felix previously wrote popular books on Laura Bush and Condoleezza Rice; this one is sure to make some noise as well." - Entertainment Weekly
"Felix is an excellent writer, and her book is, at its best, quite interesting." - NPR Books
"The book provides a solid discussion of the most controversial aspect of Warren's career: her claim to Native American ancestry based on family stories . . . the biography gives a robust representation of both sides.
" - The Washington Post
" A complementary portrayal of a compelling political personality. Recommended for readers interested in Senator Warren, politics, and the lives of inspirational women." - Library Journal
"...thoroughly researched and accessibly written ... a worthy introduction to a prominent political figure." - Publishers Weekly