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 remarkable strength 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 not often 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 ways the nation's weighty company is carried out by way of humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies are not any sturdier than somebody else's. together with sharp photos of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & rankings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory bills of the recognized debacles & triumphs of an management that continually went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, an excellent mixture of pragmatic perception & idealism. it's destined to be crucial & enduring publication to return out of the Clinton management.
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