Core of Conviction: My Story

Core of Conviction: My Story

by Michele Bachmann
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Core of Conviction: My Story by Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann is one of the most compelling leaders in America. But despite all the magazine covers and cable television stories, most people don't know who she really is, where she comes from, or what she believes. So she decided to tell her own story and let the reader decide.

As you'll learn in this fascinating memoir, Bachmann wasn't the type of kid who started dreaming about the White House in elementary school. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota as a typical midwestern girl, grounded by her family and her faith. She was raised to believe in the American dream: that anyone could succeed if they worked hard and took advantage of this country's boundless opportunities.

She followed her dreams to college and law school, pursued a career as a federal tax attorney, started a successful business with her loving husband, raised five great kids and (over time) twenty-three foster children. By her early forties she was very happy as a full-time mom and homemaker and was a leading education reform advocate in Minnesota.

Then she became what she calls "an accidental politician."

The political insiders who ran Minnesota held a one-party line-Al Franken-style liberalism. Bachmann became especially concerned about a state-mandated education curriculum that stressed political correctness over academic excellence. She started making calls, writing letters, and recruiting others to act. When her state senator (an entrenched insider) refused to listen, someone had to challenge him for his seat. No one else volunteered, so Bachmann jumped in-and won.

That was the start of an amazing journey from obscurity to the state senate, to the U.S. Congress, to an underdog campaign for president. Along the way her style has been consistent. She says what she means and she does it. She is the rare political figure who fights for her beliefs. She speaks from the heart, with common sense about limited government, the sanctity of life and marriage, the power of free enterprise, and the need to confront America's enemies. She also talks about putting principles above partisanship, even if that means ruffling the feathers of the Republican elite.

As Bachmann puts it, the Republican coalition is traditionally a "three-legged stool"-economic conservatives, social conservatives, and national security conservatives. Like Ronald Reagan, she represents all three groups. And in addition, as the founder of the Tea Party caucus in Congress, Bachmann considers the Tea Party the dynamic fourth leg of the coalition, in support of a return to constitutional conservatism.

This book will show you why Michele Bachmann believes ordinary people can take on the establishment and win. "Armed with values and faith, supported by family and fellow citizens, together we can do much. We can secure what people are yearning for-the chance to take our country back. Just watch."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595230904
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for president of the United States on June 26, 2011, in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota in 2006 and reelected in 2008 and 2010. Bachmann serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Before entering Congress she was a federal tax litigation attorney and then a state senator for six years. An education reformer and a cofounder of a charter school, she and her husband of thirty-three years, Marcus, began a successful business from scratch, reared five children and helped raise twenty-three foster children. They live in a suburb of the Twin Cities. Visit

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SYF7 More than 1 year ago
For those of you that feel a little confused about Mrs. Bachmann, this book will enlighten you. In it, she gives us an intimate look at her life story, something that is truly compelling. I would recommend reading it with an open mind, without any preconceived notions of what you think this woman is like. Her book clarifies a lot about her life. Michele Bachmann appears to be a fascinating woman who is truly the REAL DEAL!! ENJOY!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michele is a consistent Conservative, trustworthy, a fighter for our freedoms & willing to swim against the current of even her own party when they are out of line of in doing what is best for "We the People".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michele Bachmann has written an excellent book, as her faith in God and devotion to her family and country come shining through. She writes about her Norwegian ancestry, growing up in Iowa and Minnesota, marrying Marcus, starting a family, and how she skipped a wedding in order to take on an establishmentarian in the Minnesota GOP, whom she vanquished. She writes fondly of her years as a stay-at-home mother, homeschooling her five children. I especially recommend this book to her leftist detractors, who misportray her as a simpleton; she knows how to articulate what she believes in, and she's not afraid to step on toes, provided they be the toes of the left foot. Congresswoman, I love you, and while you will be missed, we conservatives shall always cherish you. All the best!
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Michelle Bachman is an ignorant, racist, homophobe who spouts off enough manure to fertilize every garden in the world. I've never read a book, and I use the term book lightly, that offended and enraged me more! What delusions of grandure this woman believes to be truth, is laughable at best. Mrs. Bachman Needs to keep such Hate & evil thoughts of other human beings to herself and STOP trying to pass herself off as an author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book and i think she was a gr8 candidate. I was sad when she folded and now i support perry. Great book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't have a lot of regrets in my life, but reading this book is one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Header says it all. Funniest book of the year!!!