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The Forerunner by Cori Bush
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Oct 04, 2022 | ISBN 9780593320587

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“Essential reading. . . . Bush emerged not only a survivor but a champion for women’s rights and her community’s fiercest advocate.”
Oprah Daily, “10 Must-Read Political Books to Get You Through the 2022 Mid-Term Elections”
“Bracingly, sometimes painfully honest. . . . The Forerunner is not your typical political memoir. [Bush] is not your typical politician. . . . [an] embodiment of resilience.”
The Guardian

“Riveting . . . Truly remarkable . . . [An] incredibly brave book.”
—Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

“I’d recommend that anyone pick it up who is interested in seeing what effective working-class progressive politics looks like. . . . If we want to see how Democrats can effectively connect to working people, Bush’s message is a very useful model. . . . Let us hope she is indeed the forerunner of a new kind of progressive politics.”
—Nathan Robinson, Current Affairs

“Go and get it. It will knock you out.”
—Whoopi Goldberg, The View
“Nuanced. . . Intimate. . . Painfully honest . . . ”
—Trevor Noah, The Daily Show
“A nontraditional lawmaker…. Seamlessly connects her struggles, which are the struggles of so many, to what she’s reaching to achieve legislatively.”
“Cori Bush has lived a lot of life. . .  Representative Bush is frank and open about all of it.”
—Alison Stewart, “All of It,” WNYC
“I was deeply moved by [this] book. And I think everyone who decides to form an opinion about Cori Bush needs to do so after reading this book and understanding [Bush’s] experiences.”
—Margaret Hoover, Firing Line
“Cori Bush is a fighter. She writes about how she has overcome a great number of challenges . . . only to emerge stronger. “
—Joy Reid, The ReidOut

“Piercing and gripping. . . . In The Forerunner [Bush] is even more vulnerable, revealing the bad, ugly, mad parts of her life . . . Bush’s words are beautifully devastating.” 
—The Cut

“Congresswoman Cori Bush is a role model and inspiration for overcoming almost unimaginable obstacles . . . Powerful . . . One of America’s most transformative politicians and activists.”
—Forbes Women

“Markedly different from most political memoirs . . . Bush’s memoir is also a tale of toughness, but it involves domestic trauma, lack of health care, minimum wage and police violence. Her battles are closer to home, and more prevalent, than distant military theaters.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Among the dark details, there is light . . . Bush conveys passion for the people around her and those she serves . . . Whether supporters, critics, or those just interested in a gripping political memoir, readers of The Forerunner can expect a story that goes well beyond the national headlines.”
—St. Louis Magazine

“Cori Bush has always had a story to tell, and she’s never shied away from telling it. . . . A ray of light for women who’ve lived through similar tribulations.” 
—Riverfront Times 

“Unflinching in her honesty and unapologetic in her dedication, Bush is a rising politician of invaluable experience, knowledge, compassion, and conscience. Congresswoman Bush’s gripping memoir will be all over media, inspiring readers to read it for themselves.”

“[A] story of resilience and political triumph . . . Remarkably candid . . . A frank, powerful account.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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