From Cecile Richards-president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade and a "heroine of the resistance" (Vogue)-comes a story of learning to lead and make change, drawn from a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice. From the time Richards was a girl, she had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics. She watched her mother, Ann, transform from a housewife into an electrifying force in the Democratic Party and eventually the straight-talking governor of Texas. But Richards also witnessed and experienced the pitfalls of public life that are unique to women-the misogyny, sexism, fake news, and even the threat of violence confronting those who challenge authority. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership-from sorting precinct lists at her parents' dining room table, to the halls of Congress and beyond-she shares her story. Richards encourages you to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. She has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire you to hope and action. Book jacket.
Publication Date: 26-Mar-2019