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Forgetting to Be Afraid

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Forgetting to Be Afraid by Wendy Davis
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Aug 18, 2015 | ISBN 9780147516381

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“Very good… an important contribution not only to understanding Wendy Davis but to where we are right now.” –Rachel Maddow

“I’m a Republican…but I can still love the book and be moved by an inspirational story.” –Joe Scarborough

“Texas gubernatorial candidate Davis delivers a political biography that is better—in part because it’s better written, in part because it’s more heartfelt—than most books of its kind…Doubtless we’ll be hearing more from Davis. This modest memoir makes it clear why even her opponents should pay attention to her.” –Kirkus

“Compelling.” –Associated Press

Author Essay

Dear Reader,

Forgetting to Be Afraid is a Profiles in Courage for our time—politically and personally.

In 2013, when Wendy Davis conducted an eleven-hour solo filibuster in the Texas legislature to block passage of a bill that would have denied women access to reproductive health care, she electrified the nation. On her feet, not moving, not drinking, no bathroom breaks, just talking; Senator Davis won an astounding, unlikely victory for pro-choice advocates everywhere.

In this new memoir, Davis, now the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, relates her extraordinary journey from a hardscrabble upbringing to motherhood to Harvard Law School and now into a race for one of America’s most visible jobs. How she combined ambition, family, determination and an unquenchable drive for public service is the stuff that legends—and great autobiographies—are made from. Written with candor, insight and an intimacy rarely offered by any politician, Forgetting to Be Afraid is inspiring, important reading.

I hope you’ll have a chance to read this surprising book; it will make you see what all of us at Blue Rider—and what so many voters in Texas—have come to view as the Age of Wendy Davis.

Best wishes etc

David Rosenthal

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