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"Senator Elizabeth Warren narrates her new audiobook on the state of the nation with passion and conviction...This fascinating and informative audiobook offers an accessible explanation of the development and consequences of our nation''s social and economic policies." ― AudioFile Magazine

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The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring audiobook about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it

Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action.

Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she’s never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump―a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists―the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.

Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren’s trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people―she won’t sit down, she won’t be silenced, and she will fight back.

“A powerful call to action… Warren is a polished political speaker and delivers the material well.” ―AudioFile Magazine on A Fighting Chance

“Warren possesses a graceful ease in the recording booth. Her narration conveys the poise of an accomplished attorney and Harvard professor and the humble frankness of her working-class roots.” ―Publishers Weekly on A Fighting Chance

“Warren''s narration lends warmth, liveliness, and passion to her writing.” ―Library Journal on A Fighting Chance

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"Senator Elizabeth Warren narrates her new audiobook on the state of the nation with passion and conviction... Warren is a natural behind the mic, allowing listeners to feel her anger and share in her humor. She uses a conversational tone for the many personal stories--her own and those of others--that illustrate real-life struggles faced by the middle class. This fascinating and informative audiobook offers an accessible explanation of the development and consequences of America''s social and economic policies." - AudioFile

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Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of several books, including A Fighting Chance, a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of nation’s most influential progressives, she has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.

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Enough is enough!
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019
This is an absolute must-read for any person who believes that every American deserves a fair shot in life. Ever since Reagan, this country has become by, for, and of the ultra wealthy while the rest of us wait for the prosperity to "trickle down." Republican voters have... See more
This is an absolute must-read for any person who believes that every American deserves a fair shot in life. Ever since Reagan, this country has become by, for, and of the ultra wealthy while the rest of us wait for the prosperity to "trickle down." Republican voters have fallen for it over and over again. This book woke me up to that reality. We have to stop the cycle. Now. The middle c!ass is dying.
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We just need to get better at fighting
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2017
Incisive, infuriating, down right unbelievable and all of it true. Democrats and liberals need to stand together . Elizabeth Warren speaks plainly to most of the population. We grew up as she did, working to get by,then to get an education so we could understand and know... See more
Incisive, infuriating, down right unbelievable and all of it true. Democrats and liberals need to stand together . Elizabeth Warren speaks plainly to most of the population. We grew up as she did, working to get by,then to get an education so we could understand and know what we''re fighting for here. Democrats need to buck up and fight hard. Republicans are sucker-punchers. We just need to get better at fighting. The way of Trump''s world is scary, dark and evil. We must stop the insanity!!!!! This is America, and I''ll fight for her. AND I can do it without carrying a gun.
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Elizabeth Warren is our female visionary like her male counter part Robert Kennedy.
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2017
I was born in 1935 and became in my earliest days a depression child who gradually witnessed his parents (John and Lucy) being hammered by the reality of uncertainty of the world ills. Of course they had only one rescuer that had the moral courage "to dream of things... See more
I was born in 1935 and became in my earliest days a depression child who gradually witnessed his parents (John and Lucy) being hammered by the reality of uncertainty of the world ills. Of course they had only one rescuer that had the moral courage "to dream of things that never were and asked why not." It was D. Roosevelt. They saw a physically crippled man with a healthy plan of critical thinking for "we the people." This "feeling of my past" is today in my old age is being reiterated through out This Fight is our Fight. And, what is being reiterated? The answer is:"Our humanity is being diminished when we have no mission bigger than ourselves." "We must discover who we are in service to one another, not the self."

1935 is not ancient history. It''s scars and healing are still in our psyche as Elizabeth Warren shows. As I see it and I think she sees it.The basic element for our plight is that most people would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. As A. Einstein said so clearly, "We live in a world of problems which can no longer be solved by the level of thinking which created them." Elizabeth Warren is calling for a certain ritual in synergism: the action of 2 or more people to achieve an effect of which each is individually impossible.

1935 is a conscious history of individual faith, hope and love. In final analysis of This Fight is our Fight is about our ''Nature.'' Nature itself, in the form of genetic encoding, commands the human species to seek consciousness expansion, but civilization has made the race more passive, fewer people have been willing to work for it. Hence, her fight is all about seeking consciousness expansion and against the mindset of passivity.
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Search for fairness
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017
Warren writes clearly and succinctly about the plight of middle America today. Having seen her on television, I can hear her voice in my head as she rails against the injustice of the current system.
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Kathleen M. Zamanjahromi
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Very insightful read
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2017
Really expresses my emotional and financial history, almost painful to hear stories of others who lost homes an so much more.
Very emotional times create an emotional read.
Comprehensive look at the losses of the middle class.
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Fascinating and a "Must-Read"!
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017
Fascinating and up to date. This book is well-documented and easy to read. My husband and I read it to eachother as we drove in the car. This should be required reading for every American who cares about America and the people in it.
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Jane M Roehtlein
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Elizabeth''s books are excellent reads
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
I have read other books by Elizabeth Warren and find them all to be easy reads. She uses examples from people with whom she has come in contact. Her expertise in the workings of government is obvious. I admire her strength and persistence in an arena that is not kind to... See more
I have read other books by Elizabeth Warren and find them all to be easy reads. She uses examples from people with whom she has come in contact. Her expertise in the workings of government is obvious. I admire her strength and persistence in an arena that is not kind to women.
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THE “CAMPAIGN BOOK” FOR A WELL-KNOWN PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
Elizabeth Ann Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, who was crucial in establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; she has also served as professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School. She wrote... See more
Elizabeth Ann Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, who was crucial in establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; she has also served as professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School.

She wrote in the Prologue, “All across the country, people are worried---worried and angry… because they bust their tails and their income barely budges. Angry because their budget is stretched to the breaking point by housing and health care. Angry because the cost of sending their kid to day care or college is out of sight… trade deals seem to be building jobs and opportunities for workers in other parts of the world, while leaving abandoned factories here at home… [People] are RIGHT to be angry. Because this … infinitely precious democracy of ours has been hijacked. Today this country works great for those at the top… but for everyone else, this country is no longer working very well.” (Pg. 4-5)

She notes, “we need … to understand how and why our country has gone so thoroughly wrong. We need a plan to put us back on track—and then we need to get to work and make it happen. We need to live our values, to be the kind of nation that invests in opportunity, not just for some of us, but for all of us. We need to take our democracy back from those who would pervert it for their own benefits. We need to build the America of our best dreams… [Trump] had the capacity to bear down on a middle class that was already on the ropes and deliver the knockout punch. If ever there was a time to fight, this was it.” (Pg. 5-6)

She observes, “Today every decision in Washington has a tilt… The game is rigged… to help the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful.” (Pg. 16) She suggests, “I also don’t think that bazillion-dollar companies like Walmart ought to funnel profits to shareholders while paying such low wages that taxpayers must pick up the ticket for their employees’ food, shelter, and medical care.” (Pg. 25)

She points out, “The housing collapse wiped out trillions of dollars in family wealth nationwide, but the crash hit African Americans and Latinos like a tidal wave. And the hit was doubly hard because these were the families that, generation after generation, had already been aggressively discriminated against … [by] laws and lending strategies designed to deny black and Hispanic families mortgages and [prevent] them from building housing wealth.” (Pg. 40)

She states, “Young people---America’s future---have been dealt a terrible hand. Those who don’t make it though college have little chance of making it into the middle class. And those who make it through college are often so swamped with debt that they begin their adult lives in a deep financial hole… Today twenty-five year-olds start their adult lives in an economy where the most sustained job growth is in minimum-wage and near-minimum-wage work. Many have no realistic chance of ever owning the kinds of homes their parents purchased or every starting the kinds of businesses their parents did. Today’s young people may be the first generation in American history to end up worse off than their parents.” (Pg. 51-52)

She argues, “I don’t love all regulations… but some problems can be solved only when our government writes and enforces a set of rules. How else are we going to take on fraud, antitrust issues, and a banking industry that has the power to wreck our economy?... it’s not hard to come up with some straightforward rules that can make an enormous difference. For starters, we should … separate plain-vanilla banking like checking accounts and savings accounts from crazy risk-taking on Wall Street… Here’s another idea: the SEC should hire a leader who doesn’t work for Wall Street…” (Pg. 93-94)

She outlines, “More investment in basic infrastructure would transform much of our daily living, along with our long-term prospects. What would those investments buy us? Clean, cost-effective, renewable energy… Top-of-the-line Internet and communications infrastructure. A state-of-the-art transportation system… This means investment in roads and bridges… cable lines and fiber optics.” (Pg. 131)

She points out, “Alzheimer’s disease offers the perfect example of how foolish it is to shortchange investments in research. In 2016 alone, Americans spent $236 billion caring for people with Alzheimer’s … the amount will continue to grow, so much that by 2050, Alzheimer’s could bankrupt Medicare. We know that this financial tsunami is coming… In 2016, the amount spent on research was less than one half of one percent of the money spent on care… It isn’t just medical research. If our government had spent the same proportion of its 2016 budget on research that we spent back in the mid-1960… Can you imagine how much further along we’d be on clean energy development or disease-resistant crops or cheap ways to turn seawater into fresh drinking water?” (Pg. 134-136)

She acknowledges, “I’m a deeply pro-market person. I believe that competition delivers great value for American consumers. That’s why I also believe in enough regulation to keep those markets honest.” (Pg. 149) She proposes, “If companies that moved jobs overseas paid higher taxes on their foreign profits, and if those tax revenues were reinvested here in the United States, then the benefits of those trade deals could be shared by more of our country’s middle class… to invest in American industries and to put serious money into things like low-cost renewable energy and state-of-the-art infrastructure or better education. Those are the kinds of investments that would build a bigger… more highly skilled workforce here in the United States.” (Pg. 187)

She admits, “Climate change is perhaps the most difficult problem humans have ever faced, and only an enormous effort by our government and other governments can stop it. But as long as the public isn’t quite sure that climate change … actually threatens our existence, there will be no sense of urgency about the need for the government to take action… when the corrosive influence of money undercuts both our confidence in science and the work of our scientists, we are inflicting a wound on ourselves from which the human race may never recover.” (Pg. 201-202)

Ms. Warren persuasively outlines a progressive platform. How will she fare in 2020 election? Time will tell. But this book is an excellent overview of her positions.
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Nick Rowley
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She tells it as it really is!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2018
As great a writer as she is a fighter for the everyday American!
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2017
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 27, 2017
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Emile
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What a woman and what a book
Reviewed in Germany on June 21, 2018
I am half-through this book but I can''t wait to give a review. Do you want to know how Washington works? Do you want to know how the middle class in America is doing? Do you want to know about the (economic) history of the USA? Do you want to learn about the fate of...See more
I am half-through this book but I can''t wait to give a review. Do you want to know how Washington works? Do you want to know how the middle class in America is doing? Do you want to know about the (economic) history of the USA? Do you want to learn about the fate of ordinary people senator Warrren has met and spoken? Do you want to read about the personal life experiences of senator Warren? If so, then this is a book for you. The book is well written and you can hear her own voice in it. The five stars I have given are well merited.
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Lauraine Schooley
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Okay, but not as good as I expected.
Reviewed in Canada on May 11, 2017
I really admire Elizabeth Warren. She''s a very smart and committed lady. I learned a lot, but I was a bit disappointed since the last 1/3 of the book was all references. I know that''s required when you are showing where you got your information. I guess I was just expecting...See more
I really admire Elizabeth Warren. She''s a very smart and committed lady. I learned a lot, but I was a bit disappointed since the last 1/3 of the book was all references. I know that''s required when you are showing where you got your information. I guess I was just expecting more.
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