Politician and feminist Ferraro affirms her commitment to the Democratic Party and women’s causes in this collection of campaign speeches and commentaries. Beginning with her 1984 vice presidential acceptance speech and ending with her statement before the 1993 Helsinki Commission on rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ferraro passionately addresses issues currently facing the United States. Among these are public ethics, bigotry, family needs, sexual equality, and the healthcare crisis. Her disdain for past Republican leaders and their approaches to these problems permeates her discussions. Adding credibility to her views are references to personal challenges like growing up in a home headed by a single, working mother. Ferraro’s tone of urgency and concern carry these speeches beyond traditional campaign rhetoric. This book should appeal to informed citizens, feminists, and political activists.