Make Trouble

Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story
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Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Apr 03, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.98 hours)
Product Number: Z100136667
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508250791
Narrator/s: Cecile Richards
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Description

From Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, daughter of the late Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and "the heroine of the resistance" (Vogue), comes "an enthralling memoir" (Booklist, starred review) filled with "practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere" (Hillary Rodham Clinton). Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal's office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. Richards had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. She had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics and watched her mother, Ann, transform from a housewife to an electrifying force in the Democratic party. As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage, and learned that those in power don't give it up without a fight. She experienced first-hand the misogyny, sexism, fake news, and the ever-looming threat of violence that constantly confront women who challenge authority. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her "truly inspiring" (Redbook) story for the first time—from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all the while garnering a reputation as "the most badass feminist EVER" (Teen Vogue). In the "powerful and infinitely readable" (Gloria Steinem) Make Trouble, Richards reflects on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages the rest of us to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way.

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): Cecile Richards
Product Number DD37403
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508250784
eBook
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Product Number EB00711305
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781501187612

Professional reviews

"Cecile Richards, longtime president of Planned Parenthood, delivers a terrific performance of her inspiring new memoir. While not a professional narrator, Richards is a practiced public speaker who reads with energy, enunciation, excellent pacing, and emotion as she tracks her career in rabble-rousing from its start at home in Waco, Texas. The child of political activists--her father, a lawyer, often represented unions, and her mother famously became a left-leaning governor of Texas--Richards began her own trouble-making career by getting kicked out of school for protesting the Vietnam War. What a ride it's been since. Richards is fierce, funny, and pulls no punches, which will offend some and motivate many for whom this stirring audiobook will serve as a call to action. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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