Thursday 18th July 2019
Rough Edges
My Unlikely Road from Welfare to Washington
AUTHOR: James Rogan
BINDING: Hardcover, 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936488322
PUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2014
PRICE: $27.95

As one of the leading members of the House Judiciary Committee that impeached President Bill Clinton, Jim Rogan’s place in the pantheon of conservative heroes remains secure. But that is just part of an amazing life story that contains more drama than found in ten lives.

Born to a single mother – a cocktail waitress and convicted felon on welfare – Rogan grew up without knowing his father who abandoned him before his birth. After a rough-and-tumble childhood in San Francisco’s hardscrabble Mission District, Rogan went on to make his way through college and law school, became a gang murder DA in Los Angeles prosecuting Crips and Bloods, and then became a state court judge, majority leader of his state legislature, and finally won a seat in the US House of Representatives from Southern California.

Rough Edges is chock-full of wild tales, humor, and fun. Rogan tells an engaging story that will make you laugh and cry, and is perhaps the most honest political memoir ever written.


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