By Lori York, DVM
I really liked this book. It is an easy read, and tells an awesome story. Of course, I already like Lauren Boebert. But learning about her early life gives one an understanding of why she is who she is.
She is NOT a POLITICIAN. She is a wife, a mother of 4 boys and a business owner in rural Colorado. She jumped into a campaign for US Congress with absolutely no experience. She just knew that Colorado CD3 needed a representative who cared about the people in this district, and wanted to make changes that would be good for Colorado and for the country. I was impressed with her determination, her courage and her strength. This book shows where all that strength and courage comes from.
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Did you know that Lauren grew up without her real father, in an unstable home, and relying on welfare her entire childhood? How many people would brag that their first job was at McDonald’s, and that she was proud to have that job and was determined to be the best McDonald’s employee ever? Then she went to work in the gas drilling industry. I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to work in an industry dominated by men, and how tough you have to be. I am amazed at her determination.
She also explains the mistakes she and her husband had made in their early years together. These were things that the media made a big deal about, things that could have happened to any normal average person. She was open about those experiences. How many politicians in DC would allow the total exposure of their early lives? Fortunately for the career politicians, they have the power and money to hide their past.
She tells a great story about giving birth to her third son in the work truck on the way to the hospital. She dedicates a chapter clearly stating her stand on Health Care and Education. She also inserted her entire speech she made in Congress on January 6, when she voted to challenge the Electoral College certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Lauren’s story is a real American Life. Raised by a single Mom and rising to be in the US Congress , reminds me of the Brooks & Dunn song “Only in America” where dreams can come true, and any child could become President. Lauren is the kind of congresswoman we need in in Washington, DC, a normal everyday person that knows what is needed to succeed in life. She is not from a powerful, rich family. She has worked hard to get where she is today.
Lauren needs our vote on November 8, 2022.