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My fellow book club members noted that it was quite different to read and to listen to Elizabeth Warren's post-2020 election summary. Reading her plans and logical and well-thought-out justifications for her advocacy of free childcare, taxing the very wealthiest, reduction of student debt, and improving health care seem logical rather than extreme. Hearing her read her words reminds us of the endless speeches that every candidate needs to make, trying not to come off as a soulless robot. You can share her hurt and frustration at the apparent refusal of Democratic voters to choose a woman for president, in light of Clinton and then Warren, Harris, and Klobuchar's losses. It's never the "right" woman. It's always her "scolding voice", her "tone", her pantsuits, her schoolmarmish demeanor, her jerk of a husband, etc etc etc - that seems to evoke bad childhood memories in both men and women. The interplay of policy and personal life works very well here. Warren is back, energetic and seemingly much younger than her 70 years, and she WILL persist in urging Joe Biden to keep making good choices and decisions to benefit the largest number of American citizens - whether they want it or not. ( )
  froxgirl | Sep 19, 2021 |
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Persist draws upon her experiences as an educator, a Senator, and a Presidential candidate to explain how we can become a more just society that invests in the future and gives people the tools to better contribute for the betterment of all. Senator Warren walks through various elements of the modern Progressive platform, drawing upon her own lived experience to explain how she developed her stance on issues while detailing current events and what they reveal. An insightful read, Persist suffers from some of the drawbacks of memoirs intended to lay out a political platform rather than cap off the end of long career. Many of Senator Warren’s proposals, while still possible, would face greater or lesser support given events that transpired between the writing and publication of Persist, with the passage of time between then and readers eventually reading her book further dating it. That said, those interested in Senator Warren’s perspective will find Persist an invaluable resource while it will also aid future scholars looking to learn about how people contextualized the COVID-19 pandemic as it was unfolding. ( )
  DarthDeverell | Sep 2, 2021 |
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