Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances

Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances

by Scott Brown

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Overview

Against All Odds is the extraordinary personal story of the man who rose up to meet the challenge of terrific opposition and become one of America's most promising new political figures—Senator Scott Brown. Brown is famous for succeeding popular Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy after Kennedy’s death in 2010—but, as he reveals in a compelling memoir reminiscent of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue and Clarence Thomas’s My Grandfather’s Son, his experiences with struggle and achievement go back a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062015556
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

U.S. Senator Scott Brown was elected by the people of Massachusetts on January 19, 2010, to fill the term of the late senator Ted Kennedy. He lives in Wrentham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Gail, and they have two daughters, Ayla and Arianna.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Busted 5

2 Dan Sullivan's Hands 23

3 Where They Take You In 43

4 Malden 62

5 Cousins 78

6 Albion to Broadway to Salem 99

7 Judy, Brad, and the Judge 120

8 Basketball 143

9 Larry 166

10 Escape 189

11 The Cosmo Guy 215

12 Jumping Out of Planes 242

13 Gail and Mr. Mom 269

14 Running 302

15 "You'll Never Win" 339

16 "It's the People's Seat" 368

17 Mr. Brown Goes to Washington 405

18 Spider's Web 438

Acknowledgments 455

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Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Rover2 More than 1 year ago
If they gave out medals for overcoming difficulties in youth..Scott Brown would win the gold! A lesson for all who accept less, when they could do MORE! I don't vote in Massachusetts. I wish I did. Mr. Brown's candidness speaks volumes to his personal integrity and that in itself is an inspiration. Read this book and discover a sense that politicians CAN be real people too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Sen. Brown's book and was deeply moved by his candor and how he shared his life experiences with us. I plan to give this to my kids. Many valuable lessons for everyone. Bravo
SigmundFraud on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
an inspiring book. the story of an admirable man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very emotional.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Icant vote there either but he is a Great Man Wish I Could Have Love Him
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DAM-JG More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about Mr. Brown and his life trials and tribulations. He is one exceptional man, and deserves the best that his future brings. Being from Maine, and a Republican, I followed his election, and was thrilled when he took seat. Go Scott Brown!! Good Read for all...
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