By George Stephanopoulos
All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the fresh standpoint of 1 who received his fingers at the levers of notable 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 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 road, this booklet will do to politics. it really is an irreverent & intimate portrait of the way the nation's weighty enterprise is performed through humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies aren't any sturdier than somebody else's. together with sharp pix 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 blend of pragmatic perception & idealism. it really is destined to be an important & enduring publication to come back out of the Clinton management.
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