Scorpions for Breakfast: My Battle with Washington to Secure Our Country's Border

Scorpions for Breakfast: My Battle with Washington to Secure Our Country's Border

by Jan Brewer

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In Scorpions for Breakfast, Jan Brewer, America’s toughest governor and one of the most popular conservative political figures in the nation today, proudly defends her embattled state of Arizona and challenges President Obama to do his job and keep our border safe. Unfairly tarred by liberal critics as a state comprised of racist rednecks, Arizona is on the front lines in the battle against illegal immigration—and the courageous stand of its leader, a national hero who’s been called so tough that she “eats scorpions for breakfast,” will educate and inspire Americans from coast to coast.

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ISBN-13: 9780062106414
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,095,776
File size: 661 KB

About the Author

Jan Brewer became Arizona’s twenty-second governor in January 2009, upon the resignation of then-Governor Janet Napolitano, inheriting one of the worst fiscal crises in the country for any state. Born to a close-knit family during World War II, Governor Brewer aggressively confronts the trials of life and government with conservative common sense. Governor Brewer is now serving her second term, after winning a convincing 2010 election victory.

Few if any elected officials in Arizona have a broader range of productive experience in public service than Governor Jan Brewer. She was first elected to public office in 1982 to the Arizona House of Representatives and later to the State Senate. She also served on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and was elected twice as Arizona’s secretary of state. A tough leader, Governor Brewer has always fought for her fellow citizens during her twenty-nine years of public service.

Governor Brewer and her husband, John, live in Glendale, Arizona, where they raised their three sons.

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Scorpions for Breakfast 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
LadyinLex More than 1 year ago
Governor Jan Brewer gives first hand insight to the issues of illegal immigration that continually hurt the great state of Arizona, it's people, and every state of America. I truly admire her patriotism, wisdom, and dedication to her country. Quoting John F. Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Governor Brewer is a great example of working hard for the betterment of her state and her country. I highly recommend this book.
NewMexico-citizen More than 1 year ago
Excellent documentary of how serious the problem is in Arizona instead of how the media depicts it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me quite angry with the federal government. It also confirmed what I already felt about Jan Brewer and Arizona. I wish her and the state the best and I am looking at ways to support them. Buy Arizona products.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Janbo" tells her story from the heart. I thought I knew a lot about her, but this book gave me new insight into who she is. Her mother's mantra - that doing the right thing often means doing the hard thing - is a recurring theme in the book, and sheds much light on the choices she makes every day. The book will certainly upset a lot of people, because she isn't afraid to name names and she definitely isn't afraid to give specific examples of how they are not doing their jobs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put the book down. I READ IT COVER TO COVER! Thanks Governor Brewer for this moving and accurate explanation of why the people of AZ passed SB 1070. Retired AZ Senator Dave Braswell LD 6
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"scorpions for breakfast" is very hard to put down and is writtion by a tough governor who has taken a stand agaist unlawful imigration that has ruined her state. in this amazing book she shares countless stories of how unlawful immigration has caused much problems in her state such as the murder of a rancher by an illegial immigrent who was not suppose to be in this country gov ernor brewer gives an inside account of how the president and his administration has been lax on this issue and what america needs to do to make a difference this fasinating lawmaker also shares her friendship with congress woman gabby gifford great gift idea for a friend or family member.
flgram More than 1 year ago
A good book, a real leader for our times!
PHLWV More than 1 year ago
The title doesn't do this book justice. It is TRUTH that we don't see on the news, or read in the newspaper. She lives this story, and tells it in a no noncense way that makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. She is in my Prayers.
FE_in_AZ More than 1 year ago
I have read a good deal of the book, but not yet finished. I believe her writing to be accurate. Unless you have ever lived where such problems are faced on a daily basis, you might not fully understand.
NanaJuju More than 1 year ago
As an Arizona resident, I found this book to be informative and eye opening. I've lived thru most of the incidents discussed in the book, but found I didn't know or remember the details. This book is written in Jan Brewer's voice and reading it is like she were sitting across the table telling me what had happened. Interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well worth the time to read being from midwest i need a view from someone on the line! the board states have a real problem Not for Lib. or Dem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a long time. This is a must read for every American of every political persuasion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and tells the full story of what is happening in Arizona and America regarding iliegal immigration and in the war between the federal government and the states!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be read by every citizen of the USA about the immigration problems in Arizona. What the US government is NOT doing to help these people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If we only had a president like her I'd feel safer. This book is really interesting and factual. I couldn't stop reading it! WAKE UP AMERICA before it's too late!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is the most Wonderful Lady She cares about all of us America Wake Up
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fearless, eloquent, patriotic. Read it and hope for change.
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MJT More than 1 year ago
Anyone seeking the facts about the hardships faced by Arizona residents because of illegal immigration and the courageous stance taken by Govenor Brewer to address her states greatest problem must read this book! After reading the facts, one will quickly realize how the Obama Administration is stirring the pot with falsehoods rather than seeking to resolve the real problem. People who desire the truth on the effects of illegal immigration on a border state and the overall effect it is having on our nation should read this book to help form an educated position necessary to address an ever growing problem that will become worse with neglect and political pandering.
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dijet More than 1 year ago
Jan tells the truth about the situation in AZ that the mainstream media doesn't want you to know. She pulls no punches when pointing out how disasterous our current adminsitration's policy is regarding border security. As a resident of AZ I worry for our state as well as our country when no one wants to stop the criminal invasion that's so obviously happening. A must read. dijet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!! My question to the critique regarding 90% of the 13,000 calls that Gov. Brewer recieved prior to signing the SB 1070 into law.......if she was only signing to be reelected.......wouldn't those calls, calls that one would assume were from AZ citizens (and if citizens from out of state are calling, one would hope that their opinions would take a back seat to the citizens the governors office exists to govern and protect!) wouldnt they be representitive of the voters and therefore result in 90% of the population voting AGAINST her??? It sounds like she did what she believed to be the right thing EVEN WHEN it was unpopular. If her campaign was so out of touch, how did she win her reelection?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. The best I have ever read. It is very news worthy. A must read for anyone following this presidency and what they stand for. Turning their backs on a cry for help is no way to run this country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although from the beginning, I have been supportive of Arizona's SB1070, this book gave me greater insight as to what led up to its creation. It also showed the many differences that there are between our federal government and the State of Arizona. I read it in a little over a day and I found it to be very informative.