By George Stephanopoulos
All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the fresh point of view of 1 who received his arms at the levers of outstanding energy at an early age. At thirty, the writer was once at invoice Clinton's part in the course of the presidential crusade of 1992, & for the following 5 years he used to be infrequently greater than a step clear of the president & his different advisers at each vital second of the 1st time period. What Liar's Poker did to Wall highway, this publication will do to politics. it really is an irreverent & intimate portrait of the way the nation's weighty enterprise is carried out by way of humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies are not any sturdier than an individual else's. together with sharp snap shots of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & rankings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory money owed of the recognized debacles & triumphs of an management that consistently went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, an excellent mix of pragmatic perception & idealism. it truly is destined to be an important & enduring e-book to return out of the Clinton management.
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