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Scott Brown’s greatest win did not occur on a cold January election night in 2010 when he came from behind to capture the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for nearly fifty years. It began when he survived a savage beating at the drunken hands of a stepfather when he was barely six years old while trying to protect his mother.
In this gripping memoir of resilience and redemption, written with clear-eyed conviction and unflinching candor, Brown recalls his difficult childhood marked by innumerable hardships. He tells the story of how basketball showed him the way out of family chaos. Later, as a law student and member of the Massachusetts National Guard, he was picked as Cosmopolitan’s “America’s Sexiest Man” and vaulted into the glamorous world of New York modeling. But the man who was once ushered into the backrooms of Studio 54 returned to Massachusetts to raise a family, and soon found an unlikely path that would lead him to national political stardom.
Poignant, heartfelt, humorous, and profound—including details from the unprecedented Senate race and victory that captured the country’s imagination—this is the story of one man’s dream and determination to fight for a better future.
Way too proud of himself! Very hard to read and so very repetitive. Hope I don't make this mistake again.Published 5 months ago by Daniel E. Adams
I read the book quite awhile ago. from what I recall I enjoyed it a lot. It was fast moving and did get one the point across that you can do anything you want if you put your mind... Read morePublished 13 months ago by George
I already liked Scott Brown, but now I like him more! An amazing story of a boy who grew up in unbelievably difficult circumstances but managed to become an outstanding man... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer