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Publisher posts details of Wendy Davis memoir online

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This story is by Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune.

The soon-to-be published memoir from state Sen. Wendy Davis has a title and a cover.

Davis, the Fort Worth Democratic senator who shot to national prominence after filibustering a Texas bill restricting abortion access, has titled her first book Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir, according to the publisher's website.

The memoir is scheduled to be released on Sept. 2 by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, two months before the general election in which Davis and Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott are both vying to replace Gov. Rick Perry. It is expected to cover Davis’ life story, including her Texas upbringing and struggles as a single mother, which included briefly living in a trailer and later graduating from Harvard Law School. The book is likely to address questions raised by critics about whether Davis ever exaggerated the difficulties she faced in balancing her career ambitions and her family life.

Penguin describes the 272-page book as “a deeply personal memoir by one of the country’s brightest new political stars, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.”

Davis announced her book deal in November and has worked on the book while simultaneously campaigning for governor.

The book’s cover, as posted on Penguin’s website, shows a simple photo of Davis smiling in jeans and a white blouse.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/05/27/davis-memoir-be-titled-forgetting-be-afraid/.

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