Harris would have been an interesting candidate to battle Trump. She comes across as ambitious, hardworking, willing to try new approaches, and compassionate here.
So, today was hard. 😞
So, today was hard. 😞
This was an interesting read about a potential presidential democratic nominee. I came away having a better understanding of her passions and her values. But i also came away with doubt about her presidential campagin as it stands right now.
I think Kamala will make a great president one day. Just not now. Her work with Cory Booker around reperations is vital and important and i hope she puts real effort there.
1) The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson because it's the first big-house published book by a friend. Despite loving all her indy work, I'm terrified I won't like it, which is silly.
2)It by Stephen King
3) 14,295 Yep, totally aware of the biological impossibility of this at age 47.
4) The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (tagged), just last month, getting ready for the primaries ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
5) Newbie here, what's a litten, am I a litten?
Spent the day reading books all day long! I finished Kamala Harris‘ “The Truths We Hold. I liked the book. It is very policy heavy and a bit scattered at times but overall I found it enjoyable. What I took away from the book is no matter the pushback she receives, whether Republican or Democrat she is going to do what she believes is best for the people.
For my #BFCr2 challenge I got my pushups in. Sundays are rest days. #ReadTheCandidates
Harris's book was much more solid political policy than personal backstory which made this read heavy and at times heartbreaking. The statistics were so sad at certain parts. She was the only cantidate so far to mention mental health reform, which is near to my heart. I started trying to listen to this one but her delivery was SO monotone, I switched to print and enjoyed it much better that way. #ReadTheCandidates
I‘ve been a big Kamala (said comma-la) fan since the Kavanaugh hearings. Her tenacity in questioning those appearing before Senate committees is practically legendary. She‘d better be good at it—she‘s been a lawyer for decades. Her memoir fills in details about her family and childhood. But mostly why she fights for what she does.
Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #readingthecandidates #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithpolitics
“Yet these relationships mean that banks are still deeply intertwined with the riskier loans they say they swore off after the financial crisis.”
As long as their bottom line grows! 🙄
Again I found this section about the housing crisis very interesting after just finishing The Color of Law with @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Having read The Big Short before the last Presidential election as part of my prep, and reading The Color of Law just prior, and how some communities were specifically targeted, I found this section from her viewpoint as enforcing the law in California at the time, very VERY interesting.
This book gives you a good view of her background, family, and how she was raised, with the current issues of the day highlighted and where she stands on those issues, and what in her life and career backs up her belief in those issues. Pretty ingenious way to make it a memoir, and a “I‘m a person of action not just talk” by talking about the policy and her personal history on that particular issue.
This was less memoir and more outline of her platform for her presidential campaign. Harris touched on lots of important issues and I agree with her on most. She has been a champion for women, children, immigration, prison reform. She is definitely someone I admire and respect.
However, I was hoping this book would be more personal. She shared some anecdotes about her life, but I was looking for insight into her as a person
I‘d known little about Harris, though I‘ve lived in CA for many years (in part bc I don‘t vote in CA due to my husband being a uniformed service federal employee). After reading this, I‘m a fan. Her dedication to criminal justice reform means a lot to me, and it seems like she has tons to offer as a legislator and leader. (Re: the pic, the husband worked on a project with her office; we‘ve never met her, but got on the 🎄card list, I guess. 😉)
This is an interesting article.
My posting of this article is in no way a commentary on my opinion of Kamala Harris.
It‘s taken out of context anyway😜.
This has been my least favorite #readthecandidates book so far. I think Kamala Harris is smart, and tough as nails, but this book was very scattered. I felt like she pointed out a million problems, but didn‘t really offer much in the way of solutions. I definitely will read more on her platform as she solidifies it, but my gut feeling right now is that she is just not quite ready to run for President yet.
This came in the mail today... I was excited, but I didn‘t order it. My nearly 19-year-old son, who wishes he could vote for Hillary Clinton, ordered it. He said I could read it when he‘s done. I‘m a proud mom. ❤️
Went to see Kamala Harris speak about her new book this afternoon and the ticket included a copy! I honestly haven't seen any good reviews - most of them say it's a fluffy "campaign book", making a case for why she'd be a good president. Most likely not gonna read this any time soon. ?♀️
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa , it seems like your reading challenge and I are getting along well. I have already completed 6 categories. #Nonfiction2019
*Something with History: The Gulf by Jack E. David
*Something Written by a P.o.C.: Becoming by Michelle Obama
*Something with an Unlikable Character: How to Be Alone by Lane Moore
*Something from Another Point of View: The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen
*Something Written by a Woman: tag
Kamala Harris just dropped some truths in her new memoir, making her our #writercrushwednesday today! ❤️❤️❤️ In The Truths We Hold, Harris delves into her upbringing with immigrant parents, her rise in the political ranks to Senator, and her thoughts about current social topics. 📕 Find it on the main floor new nonfiction table!
This feels like the right bookmark for The Truths We Hold, don‘t you think? I highly recommend going to a bookstore today and getting this book. I‘m loving it so much. #ForThePeople