Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards comes to Interabang Books to discuss MAKE TROUBLE: STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, AND FIND THE COURAGE TO LEAD upon her book's publication in paperback.

Seating for this special event is general admission, and a ticket purchase is required because we expect the store to fill to capacity. Each ticket includes a copy of MAKE TROUBLE, and the event includes a book signing by Richards after her presentation. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here.
Please note: In the event a ticketholder is unable to attend, we will not refund the ticket purchase but will reserve a signed copy of the book for him or her to pick up the week of April 1.

Cecile Richards is the former president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, daughter of the late Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and “the heroine of the resistance” (Vogue).

After years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she now shares her story for the first time — from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all the while garnering a reputation as “the most badass feminist EVER” (Teen Vogue).

Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. Richards had an extraordinary childhood in Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. She had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics and watched her mother, Ann, transform from a housewife to an electrifying force in the Democratic party.

As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage, and learned that those in power don’t give it up without a fight. She experienced first-hand the misogyny, sexism, fake news, and the threat of violence that constantly confront women who challenge authority.

In the “powerful and infinitely readable” (Gloria Steinem) MAKE TROUBLE, Richards reflects on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages the rest of us to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way.


“Cecile Richards is whip-smart, clear-eyed, quick-witted, levelheaded and lionhearted. She employs all of these virtues in her fight for women’s health and women’s rights. She’s also employed them in the writing of this wonderful memoir.”
—Ann Patchett

“By detailing her own political battles, Cecile Richards has crafted a blueprint for budding activists.... Genial, engaging, and humorous ... If you’re looking for books to fill you with energy for the long haul that lies before us, this one is a great place to start.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Cecile Richards’s story is powerful and infinitely readable. Whether you are newly ‘woke,’ a longtime activist, or just a caring citizen wondering how to advance democracy in hard times, MAKE TROUBLE has the answers. Cecile takes the mystery out of activism, gives you practical examples of how it’s done, and tells stories that melt the distance from your front porch to Washington. She is the best teacher on earth—someone you trust.”
—Gloria Steinem

“For more than a decade, America has known Cecile Richards as the fierce and fearless president of Planned Parenthood. Make Trouble offers a window into her life: the early organizing effort that landed her in the principal’s office; the historic campaign of her mother, Ann Richards, for governor of Texas; her courageous leadership on behalf of women; her travels during the 2016 presidential election; and the lessons she’s learned from the outpouring of activism America has seen since. With humor, heart, and hope, Cecile Richards offers practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”
—Hillary Rodham Clinton

“MAKE TROUBLE is a timely reminder that each of us has the power to fight for justice and create the change we want to see. A must-read for anyone hoping to make a difference and trying to figure out where to start.”
—Senator Kamala Harris


Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice. Richards has worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care and strengthen the movement for sexual and reproductive rights. She and her husband, Kirk Adams, have three children and live in New York City and Maine. She spends most of her free time baking pies. MAKE TROUBLE is her first book.

Saturday, March 30th, 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230

Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Find the Courage to Lead

By Cecile Richards

ISBN: 9781501187605
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Published: 2019-03-26T04:00:00.84Z

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Published: Gallery Books - March 26th, 2019