'Intelligent and informative … [Warren is] good, plainspoken company who makes you feel smarter for having spent such easy time with her ... Her new book, which is a loving look at her family as well as her country, will only broaden her base.'
'A revealing account of Warren’s rise to prominence … [Warren’s] arguments demand to be taken seriously … As a politician and activist, Warren’s great strength is that she retains the outsider’s perspective, and the outsider’s sense of moral outrage, which runs throughout A Fighting Chance… She’s an indomitable battler for the underdog, and she doesn’t take no for an answer.'
The New York Review of Books
'The Wall Street watchdog and U.S. senator has produced a readable and sometimes infuriating explanation of the biggest financial crisis of our time.'
'[Warren] has a compelling story to tell … She is also entertaining about professional politics.'
'Passionate … Her vision [for the country], laid out elegantly and effectively in A Fighting Chance, involves investments by "we the people" through our government, in schools, roads and research labs, and in a social safety net for "the least among us", investments that are, at once, in our own self-interest and in the national interest.'
'Revealing … Warren’s book describes the troubling patterns and practices of high-level Washington.'
Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times
'Warren has written a good book … Frank and quite strong.'
'Warren’s moment has arrived … To understand why Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the fastest-rising new star in the Democratic Party … read her new book … A Fighting Chance tells true and important tales about the great scandal of our age, the corruptions that engulf Washington today, and the battles of good people to reform them … [Warren] stands for the integrity and spirit that Americans hunger for in public life, which could someday bring her from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other.'
'[A] call to arms … Reading the rousing finale of A Fighting Chance… you can hear the sound of the crowd roaring with approval.'
'[Warren] displays a down-home charm and an effortless rapport with everyday people … The book is more memoir than manifesto; Warren emerges as a committed advocate with real world sensibility, who tasted tough economic times at an early age and did not forget its bitterness.'
'A passionate memoir of one woman’s personal story and the larger story of corruption in financial circles and the need for reform that balances the interests of the American middle class against those of the corporate sector … [Warren] offers a behind-the-scenes look at the political dealmaking and head-butting machinations in efforts to restore the nation’s financial system.'