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Publisher's Summary

Minority Leader is a necessary audiobook guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, one of the most prominent black female politicians in the US.

Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abrams, and many in the New American Majority, it takes more than that to get ahead. Stacey, who grew up in a working poor family in Gulfport, Mississippi, rose from humble roots to Yale Law School and, through a career in C-suite businesses, to become the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. In Minority Leader, Stacey combines aspects of memoir with real-world advice for women and people of color, offering hard-won insights for navigating worlds that, until now, were largely the territory of white men alone.

Stacey encourages listeners both to leverage otherness to their advantage and to recognize their own underlying feelings of unworthiness and legitimate fears. Sure, networking helps, but so do well-chosen mentors, thoughtful self-advocacy, and, above all, pinpointing one's genuine passions. Stacey applies her lessons to the recent graduate taking her big idea to the start-up level, the Latino city councilman eyeing the mayor's office, and the young assistant navigating her way to a higher position. There is precious little such wisdom out there. Stacey is determined to change that.

A powerful and unmissable audiobook for every conscientious American.

©2018 Stacey Abrams (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Sound advice for aspiring minority leaders

Would you consider the audio edition of Minority Leader to be better than the print version?

Yes and no. I like the versatility of the audio version but I also purchased the Kindle version to have ready access to attachments and worksheets.

What did you like best about this story?

The determination of Stacey Abrams to overcome daunting obstacles and challenges was inspirational.

Which character – as performed by Stacey Abrams – was your favorite?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - I completed it in 24 hours.

Any additional comments?

The author not only offerers sound advice on avenues and choices that an aspiring minority leader can take to fulfill a set of ambitions but it is a wonderful glimpse at the tenacity and determination that underpins her success. She reveals numerous career challenges experienced in her varied leadership roles and imparts valuable wisdom that serves as an inspiration to young and old alike. “Stacey’s Ambition Spreadsheet” is evidence of how others can benefit from that wisdom.

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Transparent, Biographical, Leadership Guide

Stacey Abrams is an accomplished attorney, legislator, entrepreneur with great insight and leadership lessons for all. If Georgians are smart, she will be their next governor.

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Amazingly Honest!!!

What made the experience of listening to Minority Leader the most enjoyable?

The author/reader spoke clearly and also added the right amount of vocal cues that made the story a bit more exciting!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Minority Leader?

The part where Ms. Abrams mentioned the story of "cross-over day" at the state house and the Dems out smarted the Reps! And the republican members of the house boosted that the Dems weren't organized enough to out wit hit caucus! #PurePoliticalComedy

What about Stacey Abrams’s performance did you like?

I believe she's a great story teller, very descriptive but never mundane or to professorial! Her tone and delivery!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't intend to finish this book within 2days. I thought it would be a bit slower but I was drown into the authors world and I needed to hear more.

Any additional comments?

Great book! Her stories of tragedy and triumph keep me intrigued and excited to know more about the people and situations she spoke of! NYT Bestseller in my opinion!!!!!!

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Great story of the lady who said her time is now

had an opportunity to interview Miss Abrams at a recent event. I asked her what was one fun fact about her and she told me she had a book. on my way home I purchased this book not knowing what to expect but after listening to this book I am even more impressed with who she is as a person. No one is perfect but when you know that your time is now step up and take charge and the chance and that's what she's doing

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Inspiring!

Excellent! Inspiring story with practical advice. Another amazing graduate of a Women's College. Read it!