We're still talking about this book and encouraging our friends to read it. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the influence of big banks in politics, introducing bankruptcy protection and prevention for consumers. An interesting story about her life, factors influencing her beliefs, and her strong advocacy for consumers.
I especially enjoyed hearing about her work with Holly Petraeus to protect members of the armed forces against predatory lending organizations charging excessive interest rates on loans. These companies frequently open offices adjacent to military bases and prey on young soldiers heading off to Iraq and Afghanistan. She has an impressive story to share.
Skillfully narrated by the author and very interesting. I'm recommending to many of my friends.
This book provides a perspective rarely heard. Definitely an eye-opener. Well-written.
Thought-provoking, well-written, with characters you'll care about. Highly recommended.
This could have been such an interesting book, pointing out the challenges of guarding the first families and providing balanced insight into their lives. Instead, the author writes in a style I would expect of "The National Enquirer" or some other scandal rag. We listened to the first disc (or most of it), looked at each other, and didn't want to stomach more of his insights.
His descriptions of Presidents Johnson and Clinton, VP Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and others were all VERY uncomplementary. Just negative insights and airing of "dirty laundry " such that I thought "Do I really want to know this??" (Yuck!). For example, do you really care to know that Johnson walked around in the nude and had lots of affairs? Ugh. Maybe it improves, but we'd heard enough and didn't finish it.