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About the Author
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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Those that decide to enter the political arena will find no other kind of scrutinity in any other profession. Every piece of your life is subject to criticism and the smallest of issues can be properly spun out of control, ending your career. Hell, it happened to me, though my career is far from over.
The authors in this book are unusaully candid, giving you the sense of relief to finally get all this off their chests. There is a tone of relaxation in the pages of the book almost as you are meeting the authors at a bar and trading stories. What you get from these chapters is a step by step recount of some of the hardest moments in the lives of these politicians and how they survived to become better people outside of the political arena.
Living in St. Louis, MO I saw first hand the ordeal Jeff Smith went through, and read it along with many other admirers in the news paper. However, the lessons that Jeff has learned from his experience isn't something you hear about after the dust has settled. Like the other authors in this book you get the perspective of learning lessons and accepting humility. Coming from a politician this is something you don't hear much about, and it's refreshing.
As someone who has faced adversity both within the political arena and outside of it, the advice given was very sound and practical- you'll use it no matter if you are seeking public office or the corner office.
I would say this is a must read for any politico or pr professional because just when you think the day won't come that you NEED the advice offered in this book........it WILL!