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.
I first walked into a classroom as a bona fide teacher in September 1970, and by January or so, I was settling in. The butterflies I’d felt in the first few weeks were gone. I’d figured out lesson plans. Figured...
Praise for Persist
"Warren is a warrior for the common person and cites what she calls her 'unflinching determination' to remind readers that her aspirational speeches weren’t just campaign rhetoric; she intends to, yes, persist. That rare politician who can craft public policy from a personal viewpoint, whether informed by her own experiences or by empathetic responses to stories shared by constituents, Warren ardently delineates the practical applications behind her innovative solutions . . . This is Warren in depth, up close, and very personal, and a must-read for supporters and everyone interested in humane and just political action."
—Booklist (starred review)
"Famous for being chided for 'persisting' on the Senate floor, Warren is nearly a byword for the application of an unbending, if usually polite, feminism to the corridors of power . . . Now that the Democrats are in power, the author reckons that the time is ripe to shake off the Trump debacle and build 'a nation that works, not just for the rich and powerful but for everyone' . . . A lively and thoughtful memoir that, one hopes, will inspire readers to pursue activism in every realm of society."