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The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation.
Elizabeth Warren is a beacon for everyone who believes that real change can improve the lives of all Americans. Committed, fearless, and famously persistent, she brings her best game to every battle she wages.
In Persist, Warren writes about six perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy. She’s a mother who learned from wrenching personal experience why child care is so essential. She’s a teacher who has known since grade school the value of a good and affordable education. She’s a planner who understands that every complex problem requires a comprehensive response. She’s a fighter who discovered the hard way that nobody gives up power willingly. She’s a learner who thinks, listens, and works to fight racism in America. And she’s a woman who has proven over and over that women are just as capable as men.
Candid and compelling, Persist is both a deeply personal book and a powerful call to action. Elizabeth Warren—one of our nation’s most visionary leaders—will inspire everyone to believe that if we’re willing to fight for it, profound change is well within our reach.
U.S. senator and former presidential candidate Warren (This Fight Is Our Fight) details her policy agenda in this clear-sighted account. She admits to feeling "a little numb" after dropping out of the 2020 Democratic primary, and recalls how chalk messages written by supporters on the sidewalk in front of her house inspired her to "suck it up and get back to work." Drawing on personal anecdotes and stories shared by voters on the campaign trail, Warren effectively humanizes her policy prescriptions. For example, she buttresses her call for universal childcare with a discussion of how, after being fired from a teaching job in 1971 "for getting pregnant," her pursuit of a law degree hinged on potty training her toddler daughter in five days so a day care center would take her. Warren calls for a wealth tax ("two cents for every dollar above $50 million, and three cents for every dollar above $1 billion") to fund universal childcare and improvements in public education, and lays out plans for campaign finance reform, affordable housing, and banking regulations. Though Warren's admirers won't find much new, the book's affable tone and levelheaded discussions of social issues are refreshing. This is an accessible introduction to the politician and the policies she stands for.