By George Stephanopoulos
All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the clean standpoint of 1 who acquired his arms at the levers of notable strength at an early age. At thirty, the writer used to be at invoice Clinton's facet throughout the presidential crusade of 1992, & for the following 5 years he was once infrequently greater than a step clear of the president & his different advisers at each very important 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 enterprise is performed through humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies are not any sturdier than a person else's. together with sharp pics of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & ratings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory bills of the recognized debacles & triumphs of an management that always went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, a super mix of pragmatic perception & idealism. it really is destined to be an important & enduring booklet to return out of the Clinton management.
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