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Author: Amy Klobuchar Narrator: Amy Klobuchar Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781427271822
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One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, in The Senator Next Door, she chronicles her remarkable heartland journey, from her immigrant grandparents to her middle-class suburban upbringing to her rise in American politics.

After being kicked out of the hospital while her infant daughter was still in intensive care, Klobuchar became the lead advocate for one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing new moms and their babies a 48-hour hospital stay. Later she ran Minnesota's biggest prosecutor's office and in 2006 was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from her state. Along the way she fashioned her own political philosophy grounded in her belief that partisan flame-throwing takes no courage at all; what really matters is forging alliances with unlikely partners to solve the nation's problems.

Optimistic, plainspoken and often very funny, The Senator Next Door is a story about how the girl next door decided to enter the fray and make a difference. At a moment when America's government often seems incapable of getting anything done, Amy Klobuchar proves that politics is still the art of the possible.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Klobuchar, the daughter of a longtime columnist for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, has a reporter’s eye for an anecdote. In her 356-page book, she writes about lessons learned…The Senator Next Door [is] about avoiding the sort of blistering rhetoric and political posturing that makes it hard to forge alliances across party lines to get things done…The book is threaded with tougher lessons, including dealing with her father’s alcoholism and her daughter’s serious medical problems at birth.”

    USA Today

  • “From the halls of her high school all the way to the United States Senate, Amy Klobuchar’s journey is one of incredible perseverance and success. Her story radiates with warmth, humor, and candor. I hope it will inspire women everywhere to take part not only in public life, but in all endeavors in their lives, with the same passion.”

    Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In

  • “In this warm and wise book, Senator Klobuchar shows that the ability to find common ground-and to use down-home common sense-is the key to leadership in a democracy. In the tradition of Ben Franklin, she knows that compromisers may not make great heroes, but they do make great democracies. Her book is both a desperately needed wakeup call to our politicians and a delightful memoir that will inspire everyone. Buy one for yourself and give one to an elected official.”

    Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

  • “I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down. It’s smart, funny, moving, and filled with wisdom and insight. I especially related to the extraordinary stories about Amy’s immigrant grandparents. The Senator Next Door left me deeply inspired, with renewed hope for the American Dream.”

    Amy Chua, author of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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About the Author

Amy Klobuchar is the senior senator from Minnesota, the first woman from that state to be elected to the US Senate. She graduated from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. She is the author of The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland and Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age.