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Mount Pleasant: My Journey from Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School
|Title||Mount Pleasant: My Journey from Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School|
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|Description||When is a campaign book better than usual? |
It's better when it transcends simply attempting to get the author elected and provides a window on character development and insights into social problems. Books by President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain come to mind as recent examples. Now add Steve Poizner's new book to that list.
Poizner is California's insurance commissioner and wants to be the state's next governor. But he's also a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded two successful companies and then went on to teach American government and economics for a year at an East San Jose public high school.
Poizner's "Mount Pleasant: My Journey From Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School" is a "warts and all" book, primarily about that teaching experience. It is not bland and predigested. The author is tough on himself, his students, his fellow teachers and public schools.