Book Club Meeting September 17

Book Club Meeting September 17

Hello B.R.O.A.D.S. (Book Readers of A Democratic Slant),

Just a reminder that our book club meets in one week,  Wednesday, September 17th.   Please note the different date.  We decided in July to switch it to the 3rd week in September due to a conflict.

We’ll have social time with drinks and appetizers from 6:30-7:15(ish) and then Book Discussion from 7:15-8:45(ish). If you’d like to bring wine or an appetizer to share you may but don’t feel obligated.

I know so many people have been working so hard on the election and the Wendy/Leticia campaign. It will be nice to take a break and just have some social time!

The  September  selection is  A Fighting Chance  by Elizabeth Warren.

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws?

Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive—and watched—Senate race in the country.

In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class—and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America’s government can and must do better for working families.

Send me an email if you need directions to my house.

Diane Groves

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