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Publisher's Summary

Scott Brown's greatest win did not occur when he came from behind to capture the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy. It began when he survived a savage beating at the drunken hands of a stepfather when he was barely six years old.

In this gripping memoir of resilience and redemption, Brown tells the story of his difficult life. For nearly two decades growing up, Brown endured innumerable hardships and challenges, even stealing food to eat. With clear-eyed conviction and unflinching candor, Brown tells of his own bad-boy days and of how he found a way out of familial chaos, winning a starting slot on the Tufts varsity basketball team.
His rise from there was meteoric: a first-year law student and member of the Massachusetts National Guard, he was picked as Cosmopolitan magazine's "America's Sexiest Man" and was vaulted into the glamorous world of New York modeling. But he returned to Massachusetts to continue with his military and legal training, settle down, raise a family, and soon found an unlikely path that would lead him to national political stardom.
Here, too, are the secrets from the unprecedented Senate race that captured the country's imagination and how Scott Brown won his remarkable victory. Poignant, heartfelt, humorous, and profound, here is the story of one man's dream and his determination to fight for a better future.
©2011 Scott Brown (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jake on 03-31-12


I'm the greatest, he says. After reading this book I would not vote for him. I'm hoping a moderate Republican comes along who truly cares about the whole country.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Magdalena on 03-12-11

I admire you and respect you!

Mr. Brown, i cannot find the exact words to express how i feel about your hard life. Listening to your experiences brought tears to my eyes because it brought so many memories of what i went through during my infancy. Since i opened my eyes to life i always had someone guy trying fundle me, rape me, or undress infront of me. The hardest is, it included my dad. I know politics has nothing to do with your book but i have to say, i call myself a democrat, but, i admire you even when you're a republican. You have my fullest admiration and a place in my heart. I wish there were more men like you in the world, it would totally be a different world. I'm a 57 years old latina who had a very hard life during my young years in my country, very poor to the point of carrying a five gallon bucket of clean water on my head to use at home for all our needs. It would bring a lot of tears in my children's eyes if i ever wrote a book about my life since they have only seen the good side of me. My faith, my love for life and my conviction that there was a light in the other side of the tunnel has me where i am now. Your name will never be erased from my mind Mr. Brown. You are in the group of my favorite heroes. May God bless you. Sincerely, Magdalena Gomez Solorzano

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