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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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All Your Worth
The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan

by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi

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Click here for 15 full quotes from Elizabeth Warren in the book All Your Worth, by Elizabeth Warren.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:

This is not a political book; it's a financial how-to guide. Specifically, it's a financial guide for the non-wealthy; as the Warrens put it:

    Everywhere we went, we found plenty of books on the difference between bull and bear markets, and lots of tips on how to find a great deal in potato futures. In other words, we found oodles of advice for people who are financially secure and just want to make a little more money. But what about the people who AREN'T so secure? What about the people who stopped us in the grocery store, the mothers at the preschool, and the guys at Home Depot? Where was the advice for them? It didn't exist. So we developed "All Your Worth." (p. 7)
This is the 2005 follow-up book to The Two-Income Trap, also written by Elizabeth Warren and her daughter, originally published in 2004. Amelia Warren is a financial analyst; Elizabeth Warren is now a Senator who is running for president, but at the time of writing these two books, was a college professor. Here is how they describe how the first book led to the second:
    [After we wrote] "The Two-Income Trap", which told the story of how the new rules of money had trapped millions of hardworking families into a financial struggle, the phone started ringing. The book did more than raise some public policy issues; it touched a raw nerve. People would pause and say quietly, "You're not just talking about money, you know. You're describing my whole life." (p. 6)
This pair of books is what qualified Elizabeth for the Congressional Oversight Panel in 2008, and then for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010, and then for Senate in 2012. So you can read the pair of books as Elizabeth Warren's "origin story." We at OnTheIssues read it instead for its policy stances, as excerpted here. It's challenging to find policy stances in a financial book, so we translated some financial advice into its political implications.

Bottom line: You can read our excerpts for the political implications, or you can read the original book for its financial advice. That's what the pair of books really is -- financial advice for regular people. For the 2020 election, Elizabeth Warren's "origin story" is the most relevant aspect.

-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, April 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Can't count on good old-fashioned hard work like our parents.
    Non-wealthy people need financial books too.
    Minorities are targeted for high-priced mortgages.
    Congress took reins off credit industry in 1970s.
    Rules were different when banks were regulated.
    Differentiate between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
    Promote student loan discounts without prolonging payments.
Families & Children
    Every couple disagrees over money; solution is compromise.
Principles & Values
    From a long line of hardscrabble Okies.
Social Security
    One in eight older Americans lives in poverty.
Welfare & Poverty
    Make a balanced, sustainable lifetime financial plan.
    Refinancing mortgages shouldn't require more debt.
    Home equity is a trap: can't borrow your way out of debt.
    Balanced Money Formula: must-haves vs. wants vs. savings.
    For non-wealthy, financial house is built on sand.

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The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan

by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi

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