April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Warren

Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome Senator ELIZABETH WARREN for a discussion of her memoir A Fighting Chance.


A Fighting Chance is Senator Warren’s personal story of her rise from a working class family in Oklahoma to the United States Senate, where she is the senior senator from Massachusetts. The book is a rousing call for protecting the middle class—the backbone of America—and for building a stronger country. It includes her work in the Senate and her improbable campaign to get there; her fight to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; her effort to expose the truth behind the $700 billion bank bailout; and her battles with lobbyists over bankruptcy regulations. Through stories of hope and triumph, the book shows how Americans can wake up a government that has too often been consumed by special interests.

It is also a very personal story of the opportunities and access to education that enabled her, as a young wife and mother, to become first a teacher, then a lawyer. The main focus of the book, however, is the conflict America now faces between giant institutions and the needs of everyday citizens.

About Author(s)

Elizabeth Warren is the senior senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of eight books, including All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan and The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke, written with her daughter, Amelia Tyagi.