Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America

Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America

by Governor Larry Hogan, Ellis Henican

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Overview

Still Standing reveals how an unlikely governor is sparking a whole new kind of politics—and introduces the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

As the rookie Republican governor of deep-blue Maryland, Larry Hogan had already beaten some daunting odds. A common-sense businessman with a down-to-earth style, he had won a long-shot election the Washington Post called “a stunning upset.” He’d worked with cops and neighborhood leaders to quell Baltimore’s worst rioting in 47 years. He’d stared down entrenched political bosses to save his state from fiscal catastrophe, winning praise from Democrats, Republicans and independents.

But none of that prepared him for the life-threatening challenge he would have to face next: a highly aggressive form of late-stage cancer. Could America’s most popular governor beat the odds again?

The people of Maryland, with their “Hogan Strong” wristbands, were certainly pulling for him, sending him back to the governor’s office in a landslide. As Governor Hogan began his second term cancer-free, his next challenge went far beyond Maryland: bringing our divided country together for a better future. And in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic changed that future forever, Hogan was once again called to rely upon his bold, open-minded approach to problem-solving to lead and serve in a time of unprecedented turmoil.

In his own words and unique, plain-spoken style, Larry Hogan tells the feel-good story of a fresh American leader being touted as the “anti-Trump Republican.” A lifelong uniter at a time of sharp divisions. A politician with practical solutions that take the best from all sides. An open-hearted man who has learned important lessons from his own struggles in life.

As we face a future full of questions, Hogan offers some surprising answers. Still Standing is a timely reminder that perseverance in the face of unexpected obstacles is at the heart of the American spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950665044
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2020
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Larry Hogan is the 62nd governor of Maryland and chairman of the National Governors Association. Recently reelected in a landslide, he is only the second Republican governor in Maryland history to win a second term. Known for his practical solutions, his stark transparency and his ability to work across party lines, he is also a proud survivor of late-stage non-Hodgins lymphoma. His wife, Yumi Hogan, is the first Korean-American first lady in America. The Hogans live in the historic state capital of Annapolis.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
PART I: LEARNING
1. Making Larry
2. Impeachable Offenses
3. Learning Experiences
4. Near Knockout
5. Rock Bottom
6. Instant Family
PART II: RUNNING
7. Fed Up
8. Change Maryland
9. The Molehill
10. Jaymi’s Answer
11. Red Zone
12. Nuclear Explosion
13. New Gov
14. Fast Start
PART III: LEADING
15. Baltimore’s Burning
16. Taking Command
17. Shock Trauma
18. Street Cred
19. Calm Again
PART IV: HEALING
20. Dire Diagnosis
21. Sharing It
22. Hogan Strong
23. Doing Laps
24. Being Blessed
25. Cancer-Free
PART V: BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER AT A HIGHLY DIVISIVE TIME
26. Donald Who?
27. Actually Governing
28. Everything Changed
29. Tough Sell
30. Giving Permission
31. Blue Wave
32. Purple Surfboard
33. Being Drafted
34. Keg Party
35. Best Hope
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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