Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

Make Trouble

From Cecile Richards—the president of Planned Parenthood, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and “the heroine of the resistance” (Vogue)—comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice.Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing a...

Details Make Trouble

TitleMake Trouble
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Autobiography, Memoir, Politics, Biography Memoir

Reviews Make Trouble

  • Chelsea
    This book is a MUST for any girl/woman who could use a bit of inspiration to start or continue fighting their own good fight. Cecile's story highlights incredibly useful life lessons from not only her own experiences, but that of the amazing women and men she's been surrounded by. It's a refreshing reminder that our own personal or professional imperfections are no reason feel discouraged, but can be embraced to benefit the people and missions we...
  • Beth
    In some ways, it's hard to believe that women are still fighting for the fundamental right to health care and choice. And it's appalling that these decisions, particularly these days, are being made by old white men - many of whom have come from privilege and have never had to worry about health care access to treat things like endometriosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pap smears...the only upside to all of this is the IMMENSE activism curren...
  • Kristina
    Inspiring. Looking forward to see what she does next in her career.
  • Claire
    Super interesting and in many ways inspiring.
  • Scott
    (this is the version i submitted vs the published one)I was looking forward to reading Cecile Richard’s memoir, Make Trouble, even before I was given the generous offer to interview her about it. I was originally given the chance to ask the ten questions, my standard length with authors, by email but as time for the turnaround (to get this published within a day of its publication) it got crunched down to the six questions below.The book has so...
  • Andrea
    I loved this... it was fascinating and engaging and I really enjoyed it. It's Cecile Richards, who has been president of Planned Parenthood for twelve years. It's her memoir, about how she grew up and how she became an activist and how she became such a high-profile figure in American life and politics. If you already think Ms. Richards rocks the house, and I do, this book confirms that. In spades. So inspiring to hear from a strong woman fightin...
  • Audrey Wennink
    A must read for all women in 2018. So inspiring, great insight into the political process, how change happens. The real story of her role in saving the Affordable Care Act and access to abortion in America. Wonderful to hear about her life as daughter of Ann Richard, former Texas governor. Read this book!
  • Eliscia
    What an amazing, inspirational woman!
  • Robin
    An inspiring call to action from one of Planned Parenthood's longtime leaders. A must-read for anyone drained from the current political climate.
  • Robin
    This book is fantastic, and Cecile Richards is even more amazing than I thought she was (and I already thought she was pretty freaking amazing). Part biography, part how to guide on activism. I needed to read about optimism and activism at the same time, and she provided.