This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it
Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s...more
If we hope to save the middle class in this country, it appears we are going to have to do battle with the super-rich and corporations. Trump, who made campaign promises that sounded good to many people, now seems to be trying to push through healthcare, tax cuts and deregulation of Wall Street rules that will ...more
Warren herself comes across as knowledgeable, earnest, and in fighting spirit. In ...more
Elizabeth Warren, a current Senator from Massachusetts and a former Harvard Law professor, is concerned about policies that are hurting the middle class. She tells about the experiences of her working class family in Oklahoma. After her ...more
She names the names of government officials she claims serve industry rather than the American people. Warren states that big ...more
• Content (what is the book about?): 5 stars - saving the middle class of America
• Coherency of ideas (did she explain her thoughts well?): 5 stars - detailing the tilt of how laws started to favor the wealthy and how we can tilt it back
• Writing style (were the content and coherency conveyed in a manner that wasn't irritating?): 3 stars
This book is not entirely about Senator Warren's years in public office and what she ...more
For people wasting time on books that supposedly explain the 2016 election, I would recommend this ...more
Five stars for Elizabeth Warren and her outstanding passion to insist that our government work not just for some Americans, but for ALL Americans.
This is a difficult book to read. Warren begins by recounting how her mother's minimum wage job at Sears saved her family from losing their home when she was a teenager, but that the same couldn't be said today. In fact, ...more
But I'm already mad about the lack of America's investment in infrastructure and research, banking practices, student loan debt, the minimum wage, and that was only in the first half of the book. There were just too many personal stories of tragedy, ...more
Warren does a really nice job laying out the history of policies that affect the middle class in the United States and explaining the bills and initiatives she supports in a way that makes sense. The book is not just a campaign speech (although it certainly is that) but also a history and civics lesson. I definitely learned from reading it and appreciated the connections she drew ...more
It's clear that Warren has toughened up a lot over the years, especially since joining the Senate in 2013. She's not interested in taking any bullshit anymore. I wasn't ...more
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, though so-called progressives like Senator Warren don’t seem to get it.
Throughout the book she blames economic problems in bad actors in the private sector when she misses the primary mover of the problem: government. While she believes government can solve problems, and she no doubt has the best of intentions, ...more
I'm glad she's in the Senate. I think that's the perfect place for her. She's great at making the sausage. I hope she never runs for president though. If you thought ...more
Why is this: it is because 45 has successfully branded her with his beyond-idiotic label. We are all hypnotized to consider her a joke of some sort. I realized this some way into the book, without it ever having come up in the text to that point.
Because Warren is no joke, and what she has to say is deeply important.
To summarize some key points:
- the early history of ...more