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Kamala's Way: An American Life

Kamala's Way: An American Life

Written by Dan Morain

Narrated by Soneela Nankani


Kamala's Way: An American Life

Written by Dan Morain

Narrated by Soneela Nankani

ratings:
2.5/5 (37 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Jan 12, 2021
ISBN:
9781797124063
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Audiobook

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Description

A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to stand for Vice President, charting how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country’s most effective power players.

There’s very little that’s conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America. She grew up the eldest daughter of a single mother, a no-nonsense cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better education. She and her husband, an accomplished economist from Jamaica, split up when Kamala was only five.

The Kamala Harris the public knows today is tough, smart, quick-witted, and demanding. She’s a prosecutor—her one-liners are legendary—but she’s more reticent when it comes to sharing much about herself, even in her memoirs. Fortunately, former Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain has been there from the start.

In Kamala’s Way, he charts her career from its beginnings handling child molestation cases and homicides for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and her relationship as a twenty-nine-year-old with the most powerful man in the state: married Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, a relationship that would prove life-changing. Morain takes readers through Harris’s years in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, explores her audacious embrace of the little-known Barack Obama, and shows the sharp elbows she deployed to make it to the US Senate. He analyzes her failure as a presidential candidate and the behind-the-scenes campaign she waged to land the Vice President spot. Along the way, he paints a vivid picture of her values and priorities, the kind of people she brings into her orbit, the sorts of problems she’s good at solving, and the missteps, risks, and bold moves she’s made on her way to the top.

Kamala’s Way is essential reading for all Americans curious about the woman standing by Joe Biden’s side.
Released:
Jan 12, 2021
ISBN:
9781797124063
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Dan Morain has covered California policy, politics, and justice-related issues for more than four decades, including twenty-seven years at the Los Angeles Times and eight at The Sacramento Bee, where he was editorial page editor.


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  • (5/5)
    An enlightening read indeed. I enjoyed learning all about how she rose to Vice President. It’s all very well deserved thanks to her hard work and desire to achieve.
  • (1/5)
    I feel bad for the author. Despite him having above average writing capacity his subject matter is so distasteful that is can not help but be an unworthy of reading novel.
    Save the brain from being polluted and go read/listen to another book on this service. For example, Socrates or Plato or Doctor Seuss or Douglas Adam's would be better reads with much more enjoyment and better as well as more logical philosophy than any part of Kamilla Harris.
    Like I said, save your brain and your time go read something else.
  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Segregated California? Really? Segregated California. Lol. Embarrassing. Thus was an embarrassing fluff piece. Perhaps it got better towards the end. I couldn't make it nearly that far.

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  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Little substance. Seems like there is an unspoken agenda being pushed throughout the book.

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  • (1/5)
    Scribd is getting worst by the day, the biased picks they make are an absolute disgrace, the innocent people locked up by this psycopath surely love that she’s the VP now! I love how she was coached to laugh maniacally after being appointed as VP pick, only a people druged out of their mind would keep falling for this complete idiocy, Biden reading answers? Anyone believes that braindead puppet is in charge? Shame on you Scribd, medicine has been drugging people out of their minds under the pretext of depressions, anxieties and panic attacks, don’t fall for it, stop taking pills and wake up!