Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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A stunning biography of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the best-selling tradition of Notorious RBG and Pelosi that explores her explosive rise and impact on the future of American culture and politics.
The candidate was young - 28-years-old, a child of Puerto Rico, the Bronx, and Yorktown Heights. She was working as a waitress and bartender. She was completely unknown, and taking on a 10-term incumbent in a city famous for protecting its political institutions. “Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a video launching her campaign, the camera following her as she hastily pulled her hair into a bun. But she did. And in perhaps the most stunning upset in recent memory, she won. At 29, she was sworn in as the youngest member of the 116th Congress and became the youngest woman to serve as a representative in United States history.
Before long, Ocasio-Cortez had earned her own shorthand title - AOC - and was one of the most talked-about public figures (loved and loathed) in the world. Her natural ability to connect with everyday people through the social media feeds grew her following into the multimillions. Every statement she made, every tweet and Instagram Live, went viral, and her term had barely begun before people were speculating that she could one day be president. The question seemed to be on everyone’s mind: How did this woman come from nowhere to acquire such influence, and so fast?
Now, in Take Up Space, that question is answered through a kaleidoscopic biography by the editors of New York magazine that features the riveting account of her rise by Lisa Miller, an essay by Rebecca Traister that explains why she is an unprecedented figure in American politics, and multiform explorations (reportage, comic, history, analysis, photography) of AOC’s outsize impact on American culture and politics. Throughout, AOC is revealed in all her power and vulnerability, and understood in the context of the fast-changing America that made her possible - and perhaps even inevitable. Includes two live recordings of AOC speaking before the House of Representatives.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 26 minutes|
|Author||The Editors of New York Magazine, Lisa Miller, Rebecca Traister - introduction|
|Narrator||Marisa Blake, Timothy Andrés Pabon|
|Audible.ca Release Date||February 22 2022|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #132,931 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,460 in Women Biographies
#4,039 in Political Biographies (Books)
#5,034 in Politics & Government
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10 out of 10.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 26, 2022
10 out of 10.