Senator Elizabeth Warren, who ran for the position of the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 US presidential election has announced she will be publishing a new book next Spring entitled Persist. The book will focus on six key perspectives and experiences and will be “a deeply personal book and a powerful call to action.” While it will touch on her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, it will not be a memoir of that journey.
Set to be published on 20 April, Warren said of her upcoming book: “I wrote Persist because I remain as committed as ever to fighting for an America that works for everyone. I’ve written a dozen books, but this one is especially personal: I bring the pieces of who I am to the fight for real change, and I passionately believe that we are in a moment when extraordinary changes are possible.”
As she states, Warren is no stranger to the world of publishing and has written a number of books over the years, including A Fighting Chance, This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save Working People, and All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan.
AP News reports the financial details have not been disclosed, but Warren is represented by Robert Barnett and Daniel Martin of Williams & Connolly, whose previous clients have included Warren’s rival Senator Mitch McConnell and the former US President Bill Clinton. A portion of the author’s royalties for the upcoming book will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, the Worcester County Food Bank, and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
The title of Warren’s book, Persist, is a word that has become quite synonymous with her following a confrontation she had with McConnell. As Warren was giving a speech on the Senate floor, criticising the then-attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, Republicans invoked an obscure rule to silence Warren. McConnell said: “Sen Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”