Jim Hightower: “It was my good luck to know and learn from Lane, who had the guts, smarts, and integrity to take on the bigshots, bastards, and BSers – and win! His career (and this book) show how an unabashed progressive can thrive for 24 years in a congressional swing district by being true to his core values and those of his diverse constituency. GUTS is also a touching narrative about Lane’s final years fighting Parkinson’s, revealing how even a former member of Congress can be battered by America’s corporate healthcare system.”
Featuring: Pres. Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Jim Hightower, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Sen. Tom Harkin, Rep. Mike Honda, Fred Harris, John Ayers, and more.
Evans served 24 years in the US Congress, turned down nearly all pay raises, and returned over $150,000 of his salary.
Stricken with Parkinson’s Disease in his 30’s, Evans fought for awareness and research.
Winner of the prestigious Silver Helmet Award, Evans sponsored the Agent Orange bill and expanded Veteran’s services across the board.