Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

A deeply personal memoir by one of the country?s brightest new political stars, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. On the 26th of June, 2013, Texas state senator Wendy Davis became an overnight political sensation and a hero to womens? rights supporters across the country. Davis stood and spoke on the floor of the state legislature for nearly eleven hours A deeply personal memoir by one of the country?s brightest new political stars, Texas Democratic gubernatorial ...

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Title:Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir
Author:Wendy Davis
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:039917057X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir Reviews

  • Kathleen
    Jan 31, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

  • Risa
    Sep 10, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

  • Maria
    Jun 27, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

  • Cooper
    Jan 25, 2018

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

  • Jana
    Sep 16, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

  • Kristin
    Dec 31, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

  • Erin
    Dec 26, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

    Wendy Davis became famous after her filibuster for pro-choice abortion in 2013. She later attempted an unsuccessful run for Governor and wrote this memoir to help her political career. The book chronicles her childhood, college life and political career. Her childhood was a difficult...

    Wendy Davis' story was more inspirational than I expected. I hadn't realized her background when I picked it up. She came from pretty tough financial circumstances as a kid, to becoming a mom at 19, scraping to get by, to graduating Harvard Law School and eventually serving in the Texa...

  • Kathleen Hagen
    Sep 28, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

  • Abby
    Jan 01, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

  • Pat Ellis
    Sep 19, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

  • Sydney Young
    Oct 09, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

  • Oraynab Jwayyed
    Jan 24, 2017

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

  • Danna
    Sep 10, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

  • Sarah
    Nov 01, 2018

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

  • Kathryn
    Apr 28, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

  • Ulana
    Jul 12, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

    Wendy Davis became famous after her filibuster for pro-choice abortion in 2013. She later attempted an unsuccessful run for Governor and wrote this memoir to help her political career. The book chronicles her childhood, college life and political career. Her childhood was a difficult...

    Wendy Davis' story was more inspirational than I expected. I hadn't realized her background when I picked it up. She came from pretty tough financial circumstances as a kid, to becoming a mom at 19, scraping to get by, to graduating Harvard Law School and eventually serving in the Texa...

    I was impressed at how well Wendy Davis wrote. It was interesting to learn more about her personal life. Her campaign was smeared by the other party. They did not treat her well at her Senate filibuster. I found out many details about exactly what happened. She is an amazing woman who ...

  • Angela
    Sep 09, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

  • Sandra
    Oct 10, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

    Wendy Davis became famous after her filibuster for pro-choice abortion in 2013. She later attempted an unsuccessful run for Governor and wrote this memoir to help her political career. The book chronicles her childhood, college life and political career. Her childhood was a difficult...

    Wendy Davis' story was more inspirational than I expected. I hadn't realized her background when I picked it up. She came from pretty tough financial circumstances as a kid, to becoming a mom at 19, scraping to get by, to graduating Harvard Law School and eventually serving in the Texa...

    I was impressed at how well Wendy Davis wrote. It was interesting to learn more about her personal life. Her campaign was smeared by the other party. They did not treat her well at her Senate filibuster. I found out many details about exactly what happened. She is an amazing woman who ...

    Very well-written book, great pacing, honest account of childhood challenges, filled with thoughts, personal revelations, joys and disappointments. Wendy talks about victories and frustrations as a Democratic politician in trying to help her constituents, and not big business, in a sta...

    While I do not agree with Ms. Davis on many of her political leanings, it is always interesting to read a memoir of someone who has in some way contributed to the political scene and social changes in society. She is a strong woman who over came a tough beginning in her young adult lif...

    I enjoyed the first half of the book but it became tedious the further I read. Wendy Davis is certainly someone to admire as she has accomplished a great deal, often against obstacles that would stop most. My problem with the book is that it read like a resume in prose. It's a memoir, ...

  • Caroline
    Sep 10, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

  • Amanda
    Aug 29, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

  • Sharon
    Jul 28, 2018

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

    Wendy Davis became famous after her filibuster for pro-choice abortion in 2013. She later attempted an unsuccessful run for Governor and wrote this memoir to help her political career. The book chronicles her childhood, college life and political career. Her childhood was a difficult...

    Wendy Davis' story was more inspirational than I expected. I hadn't realized her background when I picked it up. She came from pretty tough financial circumstances as a kid, to becoming a mom at 19, scraping to get by, to graduating Harvard Law School and eventually serving in the Texa...

    I was impressed at how well Wendy Davis wrote. It was interesting to learn more about her personal life. Her campaign was smeared by the other party. They did not treat her well at her Senate filibuster. I found out many details about exactly what happened. She is an amazing woman who ...

    Very well-written book, great pacing, honest account of childhood challenges, filled with thoughts, personal revelations, joys and disappointments. Wendy talks about victories and frustrations as a Democratic politician in trying to help her constituents, and not big business, in a sta...

    While I do not agree with Ms. Davis on many of her political leanings, it is always interesting to read a memoir of someone who has in some way contributed to the political scene and social changes in society. She is a strong woman who over came a tough beginning in her young adult lif...

  • Andrew
    Oct 28, 2017

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

    Wendy Davis became famous after her filibuster for pro-choice abortion in 2013. She later attempted an unsuccessful run for Governor and wrote this memoir to help her political career. The book chronicles her childhood, college life and political career. Her childhood was a difficult...

  • Tim
    Nov 02, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

  • Julie
    Nov 29, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

  • Emily Schmidt
    Jan 07, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

  • Melissa
    Oct 08, 2015

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

  • Erica Villagomez-Cloutier
    Apr 04, 2018

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

  • Jessica
    Sep 09, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

  • Rebecca
    Sep 22, 2014

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...

    I grappled between giving this book four or three stars for quite some time, but I think that I'm finally settling on three because it wasn't until the final 80 pages of the book or so that I really became engrossed. While hearing about Davis' background was certainly interesting, her ...

    Interesting look into the development of a woman politician.She does a good job covering her early years with her dysfunctional family, although repetitious it was of interest. The later part of the book she wrote like the politician she is, endorsing herself and pointing out why she i...

    I very much enjoyed this book. It is a very readable book. I am not from Texas and never heard of Wendy Davis, but the blurb on NetGalley piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of books about political figures, this book was very interesting and well-written. It was about mostly her personal...

    The book starts as a fascinating story of the author's early life and continues on as an easy and interesting read before becoming a tad political for my taste. Wendy's clearly bright and she explains some of her political views (certainly all of them) but the sense of bipartisan warfa...

    Wendy Davis became famous after her filibuster for pro-choice abortion in 2013. She later attempted an unsuccessful run for Governor and wrote this memoir to help her political career. The book chronicles her childhood, college life and political career. Her childhood was a difficult...

    Wendy Davis' story was more inspirational than I expected. I hadn't realized her background when I picked it up. She came from pretty tough financial circumstances as a kid, to becoming a mom at 19, scraping to get by, to graduating Harvard Law School and eventually serving in the Texa...

    I was impressed at how well Wendy Davis wrote. It was interesting to learn more about her personal life. Her campaign was smeared by the other party. They did not treat her well at her Senate filibuster. I found out many details about exactly what happened. She is an amazing woman who ...

    Very well-written book, great pacing, honest account of childhood challenges, filled with thoughts, personal revelations, joys and disappointments. Wendy talks about victories and frustrations as a Democratic politician in trying to help her constituents, and not big business, in a sta...

  • Get Booked Fans
    Mar 15, 2018

    The title of Wendy Davis's memoir comes from a quote of Lady Bird Johnson's: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." The first time I heard of Wendy Davis was when she made a groundbreaking filibuster in 2013. Her goal: to prevent the passing of bill SB 2, whi...

    This book was more than I had hoped for. It gave me the insight I was curious about in regards to her and also her 13 hour Texas Senate filibuster. Wendy Davis has overcame insurmountable odds that weren't stacked in her favor from the beginning. She had me in laughter at some points a...

    This was a fascinating read. Going into the book, I knew she had a remarkable story, but I hadn't fully appreciated the quantity and magnitude of the obstacles she faced. Plus, I learned that she had a pet squirrel when she was a kid -- so I'm prepared for my next round of pub trivia! ...

    How to express what this book means to me, to my loved ones, to my Texas? If you think you know the whole story, I promise you, you don't. If you are a woman or love a woman, or have a sister or daughter or mother, you need to read this book. Read it to gain understanding of what ...

    4.5-5.0 inspirational, enthralling, intelligent, well-written I admired how she took responsibility for mistakes made (in her campaigns and her personal life) and seemed to honestly regret them. She did a great job of walking the line between being open about her personal life...

    A much stronger book than I expected it to be. Explains why she is the independent minded fighter that she is. She writes with great clarity and shares very personal aspects of her life with openness and humility. I hope people will read this book, even beyond the political season. We ...

    Let me start by saying I found great respect for Wendy Davis is 2013 when she filibustered the abortion bill attempting to pass which was set to make it even more difficult for women to seek abortions, despite their reasons. Had this bill been in effect 4 years earlier, my life would h...

    Wendy Davis describes "the humanity of the unborn child" when talking about another woman's pregnancy, and makes it clear that she saw her "fetus" Tate as her daughter. She mourned her daughter as a human being, not a collection of cells or tissue. She knows a baby in the womb is a hum...

    Someone with more literary ability might have made a very good story out of this; as it is, it rambles, and positively drags in places. Interesting woman and I admire her verve, ambition and determination. I just don't admire her writing. ...

    Wendy Davis is on the laminated fantasy dinner party invitation list. I sure hope she wins. ...

    Team Wendy! Bonus points that I met her and she signed this book for me :) ...

    Very timely and inspiring ...

    Forgetting to be Afraid, by wendy Davis, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Produced by Penguin Audio, downloaded fromm audible.com. Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to co...

    Wendy Davis has lived a tough life, but nothing compared to the challenges she faced serving the Texas senate. As a child, Wendy remembers sitting with her grandfather as he dictated gibberish to a friend and she penned it to pencil and paper. At the time, her grandfather was recove...

    I'd only learned of who Wendy Davis was when she spoke for hours to filibuster the anti-choice bill, SB5 in 2013. Her background is more complex than I had expected. Her childhood was not the "Leave it to Beaver" variety and through it all, her resilience, drive, and compassion nev...

    I started reading Wendy's memoir right after I got it for my birthday in September, and didn't end up finishing it until last night. It was hard to read about this courageous woman knowing as I do now that she would lose the gubernatorial election. She talks a lot about her childho...

    Wendy Davis is a rare politician who entered public service for the right reasons. She believes that her office belongs to the people and passionately advocates for everyone's voice to be heard, especially those who can't speak for themselves. Her memoir describes her life from childho...

    I very clearly remember watching a woman I'd never heard of before, filibustering the Texas senate in 2013. I can't remember exactly where I was in my journey to feminism, but I know watching her was an integral part of making me who I am in terms of my views on politics and standing u...

    Wendy Davis became a national political figure for her filibuster on the Texas Senate over abortion. This is her story. Why I started this book: After seeing some mimes from pinterest, I was curious to learn more. Why I finished it: Crazy long, not in actual length, but in the ab...

    Episode 28: 5. I?m currently finishing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (and loving it) and I have Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg queued up next, and possibly Sisters in Law after that one. Obviously, those are all specific to the Supreme Court, but now ...