Former Senator, Olympia Snowe presents a strong case for the trouble with the current Congress in her political memoir titled Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. In a nutshell, Snowe is fed up with Congress. After 18 years in the U.S. Senate, the Maine Republican called it quits. When she announced she would not seek re-election in 2012, she cited increasingly partisan politics as a major factor. In Fighting for Common Ground, Snowe shares of how she went from being an orphan at the age of nine, to a GOP lawmaker known for reaching across the aisle. The main premise of the book is her take on what’s wrong with Congress today and how to fix it. She says she's "confident in the truism that there is nothing we can't accomplish together. Including making our government work again." Let's hope so.