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Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story Book Review

Cecile Richards has been known as a troublemaker since she was young.

The daughter of the late Ann Richards, the former Governor of Texas, Ms. Richards has been an advocate for the downtrodden for many years.

The soon to be former President of Planned Parenthood has written her autobiography, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story, with the help of Lauren Peterson. Taught to speak out against injustice at an early age, Ms. Richards started her career as a labor activist and gradually worked her way into politics until she was named as Planned Parenthood President in 2006. While she was active in politics and combating prejudice against women, she also married and raised three children who have followed in their parent’s footsteps.

I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it because it illustrates just how hard it is to right a wrong, especially when powerful forces are not willing change the status quo. The book is also well written and shows that changing the world for the better is possible, if we are willing to do what has to be done.

I recommend it.

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