A Fox News political analyst tackles some of our communities’ toughest challenges with timely insight from his own life: the story of how conservative values helped a kid from the South Side of Chicago find a life of opportunity.
Raised in poverty by his grandmother on the South Side of Chicago, Gianno Caldwell saw firsthand how lawmakers from both parties have failed African American voters on issues like poverty, welfare, and education. But as someone who beat the odds growing up under a fear-based mentality that limits what people can achieve, Caldwell believes there’s another way.
In this groundbreaking book, the Fox News analyst describes his personal journey while detailing a hopeful vision for a nation no longer beholden to identity politics and self-limitations. Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history.
From the obstacles facing urban communities, such as crime, education, and social mobility, Caldwell digs beneath the statistics. By spotlighting the moments that defined his rise to success he proffers steps that can help more people overcome the odds—whether through policy reform or the heroic efforts of men and women who are already working to make a difference in their own communities.
DONALD J. TRUMP
45th President of the United States of America
“Taken for Granted,” a wonderful new book by Gianno Caldwell on how Conservatism can win back the Americans that Liberalism failed, has my full Endorsement!
13 Time New York Times Best Selling Author
Gianno Caldwell has written a gripping page-turner that reads more like a script for a movie than a political treatise, but that’s what it is. If you think you’ve read this book before – you haven’t. It’s important, new, fascinating, and fun. We’d live in a better world if there were more books like this.
Co-host of Fox News Fox and Friends, Radio Host and New York Times Bestselling Author
Gianno’s remarkably inspiring story not only provides a pathway to success for anyone forced to overcome the odds in life, it also lays out a road map for any Republican who aspires to win back the trust and loyalty of the African American community…a must read.
Radio and TV Show Host, New York Times Best Selling Author
Gianno’s story is a must-read for all Americans seeking to better their lives. He’s an inspirational figure.
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and New York Times Best Selling Author
Gianno Caldwell is a fresh, thought provoking voice that is important and inspirational. His take on the obstacles facing urban communities and how he beat the odds is a must read.