Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump

Jennifer Rubin. Morrow, $27.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-06-298213-1
Washington Post columnist Rubin debuts with an illuminating take on the Trump presidency that focuses on how “millions of women transformed their own lives and recaptured our democracy from the clutches of an authoritarian narcissist.” Profile subjects include Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America; Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA agent who flipped her Virginia congressional district in 2018; and Leah Greenberg, who founded the Indivisible Project in 2016 to help organize anti-Trump activists on a local level. In the 2018 midterms, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives with the help of EMILY’s List, a 35-year-old nonprofit that supported female candidates such as California congresswoman Katie Porter, the first Democrat elected to her Orange County district. Rubin also details the “misogynistic chatter” that sought to undermine Kamala Harris’s vice presidential nomination, and discusses protests against Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and Republican women’s abandonment of the party out of disgust with Trump. Rubin’s portrait of the Democratic Party favors centrists while downplaying the contributions of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives. Still, this is a cohesive and wide-ranging look at how women led the fight against the Trump administration. Agent: Bridget Wagner Matzie, Aevitas Creative Management. (Sept.)
Reviewed on : 06/29/2021
Release date: 09/01/2021
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 432 pages - 978-0-06-311776-1
Ebook - 320 pages - 978-0-06-298215-5
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