I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan

Books on Tape. Apr. 2023. 9:02 hrs. ISBN 9780593740873. $85.50. MEMOIR
Congresswoman Porter is famous for her viral social media moments, writing on her whiteboard while grilling CEOs and corporate officers who can’t or won’t answer even simple questions. A former law professor, Porter is passionate about providing oversight and teaching constituents about the issues. In this debut memoir, she shares her life’s story, tracing her journey from her childhood on an Iowa farm to the Ivy League to her 2018 election to the U.S. House of Representatives. To top it off, she is also a suburban single mom raising three kids in Irvine, CA. Porter honestly discusses her triumphs and challenges, offering a performance that perfectly matches her persona on television and video. Listeners will enjoy hearing her frustrations and joys as she balances her family and professional responsibilities. Her no-nonsense attitude comes through, and her forthright, authentic voice captivates. Porter has been reelected to her seat three times without accepting any funding from political action committees; her story is an inspiring example of how government can work if people focus on service and do what they say.
VERDICT Funny, honest, relatable, and smart, this audiobook will enhance any library’s political science or memoir collection.
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