A Fighting Chance Sen. Elizabeth Warren's memoir — which covers her modest Oklahoma roots as the daughter of a telephone operator and a maintenance man, her steely battles… A Fighting Chance Sen. Elizabeth Warren's memoir — which covers her modest Oklahoma roots as the daughter of a telephone operator and a maintenance man, her steely battles… 2014-04-22 Memoir Metropolitan
Book Review

A Fighting Chance (2014)

A FIGHTING CHANCE Elizabeth Warren
A FIGHTING CHANCE Elizabeth Warren
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Apr 22, 2014; Writer: Elizabeth Warren; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Metropolitan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's memoir — which covers her modest Oklahoma roots as the daughter of a telephone operator and a maintenance man, her steely battles against big banking's Too Big to Fail mentality, and her victory in Massachusetts — achieves what political memoirs rarely do. It's warmhearted without being oily; it's dishy without feeling dirty; and it's intelligent and informative without exhibiting any tedious wonkishness. She's good, plainspoken company who makes you feel smarter for having spent such easy time with her. Throughout her career, videos of Warren calmly shaming hapless bank regulators have gone viral and made her something of a progressive sensation. Her new book, which is a loving look at her family as well as her country, will only broaden her base. A

Originally posted Apr 23, 2014 Published in issue #1309 May 02, 2014 Order article reprints