The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland
One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, in The Senator Nex...more
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The first part of the book is about her early ...more
I’m not a constituent of her’s (i.e. not a resident of Minnesota), so there’s no particular reason why I should be interested in her story. I listened to ...more
Obstacles aren't in your path. Obstacles are the path.
I immediately started reading this on Christmas Day, and found Senator Klobuchar's stories fr ...more
Additionally, I don’t think Klobuchar is part of the modern Democratic Party. There are too many urgent issues in this era, many of them caused by the far right, and it’s my opinion that centrists such as Klobuchar or Biden properly belong in a third party. The Republicans won’t have them, and neithe ...more
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Warren still has my primary hopes.
Although the book was published in 2015, many of the issues Klobuchar comments on are still relevant today. (And what does that say about legislativ ...more
But you gotta kinda love it.
Did you know she's from Minnesota?
Truly, though, I loved learning more about MN politics throughout the last 30 years, especially the Wellstone legacy and the behind-the-scenes power of Walter Mondale.
Made me want to run for office.
I am also inspired to work with/through the system to make change. For example, when traveling through Canada this summer, I discovered this store I loved called Bulk Barn. The store has hundreds of foods and ingredients (along with recipes too) that you can choose from with no packaging. You bring whatever reusable container you ...more
She previously served as the county attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota, the m ...more