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This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

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by Herman Cain
     
 

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The rising star of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination reads his eagerly-awaited memoir.

Herman Cain’s candidacy is outpacing such high profile candidates as Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Tim Pawlenty in growth and support, registering third in overall popularity among Republican voters in a recent Gallup poll. In this memoir

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The rising star of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination reads his eagerly-awaited memoir.

Herman Cain’s candidacy is outpacing such high profile candidates as Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Tim Pawlenty in growth and support, registering third in overall popularity among Republican voters in a recent Gallup poll. In this memoir, Cain answers his most often-asked question: Who is Herman Cain?

Growing up poor in the segregated south, Cain describes how he pulled himself out of the depths of poverty and became successful. Through college, a stint as a Navy mathematician, working at Pillsbury and becoming its youngest ever vice president, and eventually serving as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Herman Cain relied on self-motivation and determination to get where he is today. His strong beliefs and values have aided him in his career and personal life, and he reveals his self-made secrets in My Name Is Herman Cain! Motivated by his children and grandchildren, and his many supporters, Cain announced his candidacy in May 2011, and the nation watches as he joins the growing number of Republicans duking it out for their party's nomination in 2012.

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"A characteristically defiant memoir." —Politico
Kirkus Reviews
An unlikely presidential candidate introduces himself to the nation. If nothing else, many readers will agree that Herman Cain is, in many ways, a remarkable man. He has set high goals for himself and consistently achieved them because he was willing to "work a little harder, and a little longer." He grew up in the segregated South, but his enterprising father never let him use racial barriers as an excuse for failing to pursue his dreams with dogged determination. His business acumen is beyond question; he has been president and CEO of several large corporations and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is an ebullient and rousing public speaker with a strong religious faith and love for America. However, his debut book shows that Cain is neither a skilled writer nor a deep thinker, as he might readily admit. The text rolls on like unedited oral history--imagine Cain on his porch reminiscing about a long career in business, shaking his head in wonder at how it all turned out. There are a few odd, embarrassing sections, as well--e.g., the chapter on his fascination with the number 45, or his "Leadership History" table going back to high school. Of course, this is a campaign biography, written to motivate the reader to imagine the author as CEO of the United States. While Cain tries to make a virtue of his lack of ready answers on every conceivable issue, his political positions never go deeper than conventional pieties like his wish "to create reasonable regulations that cut down on bureaucracy while helping business to succeed" and conservative slogans like "replace Obamacare with a patient-centered free-market approach." His famous "9-9-9" program does not even make an appearance. The resulting impression is of a well-meaning and well-spoken man with enormous self-confidence and a vision inspiring to many, but no real sense of the depth and complexity of our foreign and domestic issues, and no practical knowledge of how to accomplish effective change within our political system. A featherweight campaign autobiography that is too revealing of the candidate's limitations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442347601
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Herman Cain was raised in an impoverished family in segregated Georgia. Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Herman attended Morehouse College and then earned his Master’s from Purdue University. He returned to Atlanta to work for the Coca-Cola Company, then Pillsbury, where he soon became vice president. As head of the National Restaurant Association, Herman began working with business leaders all across America. He is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and most recently hosted a radio talk show, The Herman Cain Show, which he gave up to pursue the presidency.

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