Kamala's Way : An American Life

ISBN: 9781982175764
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A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to stand for Vice President, charting how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country's most effective power players. There's very little that's conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America. She grew up the eldest daughter of a single mother, a no-nonsense cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better education. She and her husband, an accomplished economist from Jamaica, split up when Kamala was only five. The Kamala Harris the public knows today is tough, smart, quick-witted, and demanding. She's a prosecutor--her one-liners are legendary--but she's more reticent when it comes to sharing much about herself, even in her memoirs. Fortunately, longtime Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain has been there from the start. In Kamala's Way, he charts her career from its beginnings handling child molestation cases and homicides for the Alameda County District Attorney's office and her relationship as a twenty-nine-year-old with the most powerful man in the state: married Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, a relationship that would prove life-changing. Morain takes readers through Harris's years in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, explores her audacious embrace of the little-known Barack Obama, and shows the sharp elbows she deployed to make it to the US Senate. He analyzes her failure as a presidential candidate and the behind-the-scenes campaign she waged to land the Vice President spot. Along the way, he paints a vivid picture of her values and priorities, the kind of people she brings into her orbit, the sorts of problems she's good at solving, and the missteps, risks, and bold moves she's made on her way to the top. Kamala's Way is essential reading for all Americans curious about the woman standing by Joe Biden's side.
Product Details

Publisher,Simon & Schuster
Publication Date,
Format, Hardcover
Weight, 362.87 g
No. of Pages, 257

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Robert Chin
Best biography!

Excellent and insightful account of some of the driving forces that motivate Kamala Harris, our Vice President. Kamala's way is not the easy way. It is thoughtful and purposeful. She is a strong woman, make no mistake about that. She is also an ethical person. Make no mistake about that either. Because of its relatively short length and the tightness of the author's writing, this is easy and quick to read. Compelling reading. I highly recommend this book.

Cik Ayu
Inspirational idol!

Kamala is very beautiful and powerful. I still cant believe that she defied the odds; becoming first black women elected as vice president of US. This book reveal his past lkfe, her earlier involvement in politic and all of her atruggle and also her vision and ambition for the future. I am still reading it and hope to finish it before FMCO ends