Christine O’Donnell, Book Signing Tour “Troublemaker”

Tea Party movement favorite Christine O’Donnell has just published a book titled “Troublemaker: Let’s Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again” and she’s making a U.S. tour, signing copies.

Dubbed the “Tea Party Darling” by Time, Christine O’Donnell entered the political arena in 2006 when she ran in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate election in Delaware, coming in third with 17 percent of the vote. In 2008 she ran again; this time against incumbent Senator Joe Biden, who won in a landslide victory. Following Biden’s Senate resignation to take his post as Vice President, O’Donnell once again ran in a 2010 special election to choose who would fill the Senate seat for the four remaining years of the term.

It might surprise you to know that Christine O’Donnell, now a conservative and evangelical Christian, was once a pro-choice political liberal. Her views changed radically while in college, after reading graphic descriptions of abortion in medical journals. Since then, she has been a staunch supporter of abstinence and the pro-life movement.

She’s been a commentator of Fox’s CNN and has worked as a PR and marketing consultant. She has received endorsements from other conservatives, including Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, as well as the conservative organizations Susan B. Anthony List, the Tea Party Express, and the NRA.

“Troublemaker” was released by St. Martin’s Press on August 16, 2011. Tour details after the jump…

Book Signing Tour

8/23/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Old Camp Road
The Villages, FL.

8/24/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL.

8/25/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

8/26/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
North Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ.

8/29/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Fashion Island Mall
Newport Beach, CA.

8/30/11 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
South Willow Street
Lone Tree, CO.

From the Publisher
From the moment she upset a heavily-favored incumbent in the primary for the special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden, Christine O’Donnell made headlines. Though she didn’t win the general election, O’Donnell did win the designation of 2010’s Most Covered Candidate. And what people were talking about wasn’t just gossip: they responded to a fresh, unencumbered voice that appealed to voter frustration with politics—and politicians—as usual.

America’s strength lies in its government “by the people, for the people”, but too many of those people feel they are now just labeled featureless residents of “flyover country”, told what to think and what they can and cannot do by an entrenched, reigning class of elites. O’Donnell’s candidacy gave hope that the voices of real people—the people—not only can be heard but can also become a force. Part of this hope is invested in the nascent Tea Party, but most of it is invested in individual voters who are willing to work hard and make sacrifices for what they believe in, not what backroom dealing and a bloated federal government has mandated is good for them.

Troublemaker is about where O’Donnell comes from—the Philadelphia suburbs with five kids to a room—and what she weathered in the 2010 election. But the core of the book is a clear, straightforward discussion of an America that yearns to embrace freedom and opportunity through personal responsibility, and how it is hamstrung and stymied by excessive regulation, taxation, and the sanctimony of a “nanny state.” And Troublemaker will deliver an important, rousing message about what we do with the quiet anger in America today: where we can go, and how strong we can be, from here. Warning readers that challenging the status quo makes the political establishment push back, O’Donnell wants to build a movement that will continue to goad it.

It’s practical, too, since O’Donnell believes in power through participation: it’s not enough to grumble about how things are going; pitch in and try to change things if you care. O’Donnell details how she participated by running for high office as an everywoman, but also shows how attending town council meetings, organizing a petition drive, making an effort to meet a staffer in your local representative’s office, or simply reading the minutes from your community board can make a difference.


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