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Past Event

Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough (in Lafayette)

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the Art of Tough and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer has made her mark, combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political career spanning more than three decades. Now, retiring from the Senate, she continues the work to which she's dedicated 30 years in Congress. Her memoir, The Art of Tough, shares her provocative and touching recollections of service, and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, quality, and environmental protection—all in a peaceful world.

Sometimes lauded, sometimes vilified, but always standing tough, Boxer has fought for her values even when her personal convictions conflicted with her party or the majority rule.


In partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center; no large bags; attendees are subject to search

October 26, 2016

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Community Hall Building
Lafayette, 94549
United States

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Barbara Boxer

U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter @SenatorBoxer

Holly Kernan

Holly Kernan

Executive Editor, News, KQED—Moderator


11:30 a.m. check-in
noon program
1 p.m. book signing