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Jonathan Miller, the editor and co-author, is the former Kentucky State Treasurer and author of The Compassionate Community: Ten Values to Unite America (2006). Miller today publishes The Recovering Politician.com and practices law in Lexington, Kentucky with Frost Brown Todd, as a crisis management attorney. Miller co-founded No Labels, a national grassroots reform movement; played straight man on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; reached the final table of the World Series of Poker; and with his summer camp sweetheart, raised two remarkable teenage daughters.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: The Recovering Politician (May 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615819044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615819044
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,174,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The title of this book does it a bit of a disservice, I think, as it not really a manual or a program, and I doubt it would be used by many in that manner. Colleagues of mine were laid off yesterday, and their futures have been occupying my thoughts. With this book fresh in my mind, when I speak with them shortly, I'm going to rely on some experiences and lessons from this book, such as Jeff Smith's tale of redemption and Loranne Ausley's admonition against the bearing of grudges; even a chapter such as Steve Levy's -- nominally about crisis strategy -- actually turns out to in part be about preparing for life's next chapter. While I'm certain that this book would appeal to anyone who reads political memoirs -- and most of the essays are far more honest than what readers of that genre expect -- I think this book would appeal equally to those interested in books about personal improvement in general, or (my own liking) about human nature. I may in fact recommend this book to my former colleagues dealing with their own (non-political) life crises. There is enough here that I think different essays and insights will resonate with different readers in ways that not even the authors could predict.
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This book uses the personal stories of folks who faced a variety of crises, often as a result of their own mistakes. With courage and discipline, they were able to survive their crisis, and thrive afterward. Their stories are useful to anyone who faces adversity and wants to use it as a pivot point to a more fulfilling life.
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First, I am related to one of the writers featured in The Recovering Politician's Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis, and was aware of that person's journey through the crisis.

These stories of men and women who 'learned from experience' have valuable messages for all of us. We'll all make mistakes, or be affected by someone else's adverse actions. Our reactions when these situations become known will help determine their ultimate influence on our lives.

The Recovering Politician's Twelve Step guidelines give insight into how the authors' reactions helped them reclaim (in the eyes of others and in their own eyes) the positive qualities which were damaged during the crisis situation.

It is a good read, and the stories of these men and women offer insights into the 'what were they thinking?' questions, followed by the careful thinking that did follow as they 'survived.' I highly recommend it.
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Good entertaining book that had some good life tips in it. The book doesnt drag on with unnecessary a good read
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Interesting read. I would recommend for anyone whose career is in the public eye. The honest review of human failure can be constructive to avoid similar pitfalls.
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I am prejudiced because one of my friends is one of the authors of the book, but fundamentally I believe in the second chance, and I believe in healing and I believe in redemption. I believe in being conservative with resources and that includes human resources, and not wasting talent and energy because of one mistake, unless it is egregious or in cases of obvious pathological recividism. I wish that the book had been given more professional publishing attention. My copy has a Rosemary Woods-worthy gap in the middle, and that name opens up an opportunity for big conversation about who goes to jail and who goes to California, now doesn't it?
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I started this book with the intention of only reading one author's chapter. As I read into the book, I quickly realized I couldn't put it down. It's filled with amazing stories that help you realize; even in dark times, there is light ahead. This book is great for anyone, not just a politician, leader or person in a position of power. I highly recommend this read.
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Each author as much to contribute. Enjoyed the read, will read it again and again. A must read for everyone.
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