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  • Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir | Wendy Davis

    Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Wendy Davis
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was nineteen, she was living in a trailer park with a baby daughter and holding down two jobs. But rather than succumb to the cycle of poverty that threatened to overwhelm her, Davis managed to attend community college and Texas Christian University, graduate from Harvard Law School, and go on to serve nine years on the Fort Worth City Council. She set her sights on the Texas state senate—and in 2008 defeated a longtime GOP incumbent in a race widely considered one of the biggest recent upsets in Texas politics.

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