By George Stephanopoulos
All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the fresh point of view of 1 who acquired his arms at the levers of amazing energy at an early age. At thirty, the writer was once at invoice Clinton's part through the presidential crusade of 1992, & for the following 5 years he used to be hardly ever 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 road, this e-book will do to politics. it really is an irreverent & intimate portrait of ways the nation's weighty enterprise is carried out via humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies are not any sturdier than a person else's. together with sharp pictures of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & ratings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory bills of the well-known debacles & triumphs of an management that always went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, an excellent mix of pragmatic perception & idealism. it truly is destined to be crucial & enduring booklet to return out of the Clinton management.
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Inside the dark living room, I brush against the light switches, but they are already on. I’d left them on permanently, fanatical guardians against invasion, and now the bulbs have burned out. In the kitchen, two of the three bulbs come on before one pops and flashes off. Shadows press in. The illuminated countertop, the way that one bulb reflects off those islands in the shadows, seems so ineffectual; any second, the room could go dark, erased entirely. I know there is no one crouching outside in the bushes, or in here, in a closet, but the spaces and possibilities haunt me anyway, the idea that there is room in closets and behind bushes to hide a person, room in a brain to conceal memories.
So he was an electrical engineer, I concluded. But he would not be pinned down. His degree was in math and physics, not engineering, so though he held a job exactly like that of an electrical engineer, he could not accurately be called one, he said. 27 28 After the Flashlight Man When I moved to Springfield, the old roles rapidly restored themselves: Dad was still the Keeper of Secrets, the Guardian of Memory, the Repository of Knowledge. One day, I arrived at the lake house and found my mom, aunts, and cousins all wearing Band-Aids in the exact same spot directly above their left ankles.
On Highway 76, traffic came to a standstill, and the air was sweet with funnel cake and cotton candy. There was never a burned-out bulb in signs for go-carts and bumper cars and miniature golf courses and water parks and 3-D movies, for the Elvis-A-Rama, a 100-foot mural depicting scenes from his life. Signs for hotels and restaurants and country music theaters throbbed with lights and sparkled with sequins: the Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree, the Foggy River Boys, Boxcar Willie, Mickey Gilley’s Family Theatre.
All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos