We watch her go from a teacher to a politician, and she explains what drove her, and still drives her, along the way. Her horror at the predatory banking practices that affect the middle class started way before the mortgage debacle that destroyed many lives, and this memoir explains what she has been doing to protect those who can not protect themselves.
The book is easy to read and gave me a bit of an insight into a time I lived through without fully understanding it. I enjoyed reading about her dealings with other politicians on both sides of the political lines, although I did find the disfunction in Washington politics disheartening. Her war against many of the GOP representatives and ideas shows us the strength that drives her, and I hope she remains in politics for many years to come.
I understand that this book is written from a rather singular viewpoint, but since it is her memoir, she is entitled to move it in the direction of her choice. While it is certainly political in nature, i found myself getting to know the person behind the politician, and I appreciate that aspect of this book.
Publisher - Metropolitan Books
Date of Publication - April 22, 2014