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The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life
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"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the Art of Tough and I've had to do it all my life." — Senator Barbara Boxer Barbara Boxer has made her mark, combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political career spanning more than three decades. Now, retiring from the Senate, she continues the work to which she's dedicated 30 years in Congress. Her memoir, The Art of Tough, shares her provocative and touching recollections of service, and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, quality, environmental protection, all in a peaceful world. Sometimes lauded, sometimes vilified, but always standing tough, Boxer has fought for what is right even when her personal convictions conflicted with her party or the majority rule.
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      • source: Publishers Weekly
      • content: [Boxer has] an eye for a good anecdote.... a key record of her work.
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      • source: Gloria Steinem, feminist, activist, and author
      • content: Anyone who thinks that Washington can't be understood, has no great hearts, and is not crucial to our daily lives will be turned around on all counts by Barbara Boxer's irresistible story of her more than four decades there. Read this as a bridge into the coming political year, and you won't just vote, you'll fight to vote.
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      • source: Nancy Pelosi, 52nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-California)
      • content: For decades I have worked with Barbara Boxer on issues that have touched our hearts and our lives. She is a woman of her word and she is one of the most generous leaders I have ever met in politics.
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      • source: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress and star of the HBO series Veep
      • content: In more than 40 years in government, Barbara Boxer has truly mastered the 'Art of Tough.' Her life and work are an inspiration to politicians everywhere, both real and completely fake.
      • premium: False
      • source: Chelsea Handler
      • content: It's a great book about female empowerment and what it takes to be a member of society and how one person can make a difference.
      • premium: False
      • source: Carole King, singer-songwriter and bestselling author
      • content: From being told in the early sixties that 'women aren't stockbrokers' to five terms in the House and four terms in the Senate, Senator Barbara Boxer's memoir is the story of a woman who found her calling. My favorite quote is: 'So I ran.' Even if you differ with Senator Boxer politically, The Art Of Tough educates and entertains. It's a 'must read.'
      • premium: False
      • source: Lily Tomlin, comedian and actress
      • content: When you read Barbara's words, you realize how important it is to be strong in the face of overwhelming powers. Her book will inspire all of us to be fearless in our pursuits, our convictions, and our lives.
      • premium: False
      • source: Ted Danson, actor and environmentalist
      • content: It takes a true warrior to fight against the biggest polluters who would degrade our environment. That warrior is Barbara Boxer, who has been my partner for years in protecting our oceans so that their beauty remains for future generations.
      • premium: False
      • source: Former Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts)
      • content: Drawing on her decades of effective, principled advocacy of liberal ideals, Barbara Boxer provides a valuable description of how the legislative process works at its best. She weaves the political, official, and personal aspects of the job into a readable, instructive narrative of how democracy can be practiced.
      • premium: False
      • source: Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia)
      • content: This book offers invaluable lessons about politics and life from one of the strongest progressive voices of the U.S. Senate. Barbara Boxer's life lessons are tried and true. They are pearls of wisdom her readers can live by.
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        May 9, 2016
        Junior U.S. senator Boxer, a Democrat from California, will retire in 2016, and this reflection on her years in office will serve as a key record of her work during those years. She speaks warmly of colleagues Barbara Mikulski, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi, reserving criticism for the expected villains: Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush, and her 2010 Senate opponent, Carly Fiorina: "It's clear that she hasn't a clue." Boxer, who briefly worked as a reporter for the Pacific Sun, writes serviceably, if not inspiringly, in the memoir format. Regarding Florida's role in the Bush/Gore contest, she writes: "it was a bizarre situation, which has gone down in history." On the topic of Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, she focuses on the fact she was sick with the flu. She has an eye for a good anecdote, as when she fought for funding to fight AIDS or forced ethics hearings on former U.S. senator Bob Packwood. Ever the politician, she never draws the veil back too far. She calls herself "green" in an early conflict with John McCain and admits to several "over-the-top" campaign slogans ("Save Marin: Vote for Barbara")—but after 40 years in elected office, Barbara Boxer knows better than to risk serious damage to her political legacy. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
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        January 1, 2016

        California's junior senator since 1993 (after ten years in the House of Representatives), Boxer proclaims, "One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change." A 65,000-copy first printing.

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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