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New memoir by former Governor Barbara Roberts

October 12, 2011

Gerry Lewin photo of Barbara RobertsWe are proud to announce the publication of Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship, a personal and political memoir by Oregon's first (and only) woman governor, Barbara Roberts.

"Roberts shows what it takes to make history—the guts to challenge the past and the passion to make a difference. Her book clearly shows why Barbara Roberts is a winner." —Ellen Malcolm, Founder of Emily's List

"Highly readable … Anyone with an interest in Oregon politics will find much to chew on in the book …" —Willamette Week

The book is the third in OSU Press's new Women and Politics in the Pacific Northwest series, edited by Melody Rose of Portland State University.

Join us on Sunday, October 16, 2-4 pm, for a book launch reading and signing at Portland State University (Hoffman Hall, 1833 SW 11th Avenue). the event, presented by the Center for Women, Politics, & Policy, is free and open to the public.

This Friday, October 14 at 9 a.m. tune into OPB's Think Out Loud for a lively conversation about the long arc of Barbara Roberts' political career.

And take advantage of another opportunity to meet Barbara Roberts on Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm, at Broadway Books (1714 NE Broadway, Portland).

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