A rising United States Senator-widely recognized as the accessible and energetic new voice of politics-makes the case that the virtues of connection and compassion must guide our nation toward a brighter future.
CORY BOOKER is the United States Senator from New Jersey. Born in
Washington, D.C., his parents worked for IBM and relocated the
family to Harrington Park, NJ. A star high school athlete, Booker
earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford, where he also
played for the football team. While at college, Booker ran a crisis
hotline for students and worked with disadvantaged youth in East
Palo Alto. He then attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar before
earning his law degree from Yale. Booker won a special election to
fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg to become became
New Jersey's first African-American senator and only the 21st
person in American history to go straight from Mayor to
Booker lives in Newark's Central Ward community.
"An exceedingly good book, and an important book, and a reminder of what makes [Cory] Booker an important and, through it all, a promising public figure."--PolitickerNJ
"What sets Senator Booker's work apart from that of similar political books is that it seeks to elevate discourse rather than bring down opponents of the opposite partisan persuasion. This is a refreshing take, one that is truly worthy of study and contemplation."--The Huffington Post