Whether your political beliefs are colored blue, red or purple, hearing how someone started at the bottom and rose to the top is the sort of classic American Dream story that makes most people's heart swell. Elizabeth Warren was an unlikely person to become a senator. She grew up in a modest Midwestern family, with no impressive connections to brag of. But through good old fashion hard work, she climbed the political ladder and became the first female U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
Her new aptly named book, "A Fighting Chance," is her memoir, with Sen. Warren revealing why and how she became a lawyer, law professor, bankruptcy expert and assistant to President Obama, all before becoming a senator. As far as the "why," part of Sen. Warren's tale is her upbringing; times were tough for her family after her father lost his job, and she made a commitment to professionally fight for the working class.
Sen. Warren will be hosting a local reading event, the details of which are below:
May 16, 11 a.m.
JFK Presidential Library
Columbia Point, (617) 514-1600