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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bridget Siegel Narrator: Bridget Siegel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780449806586
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When twentysomething political fundraiser Olivia Greenley is recruited by her close friend Jacob Harriston to join the presidential campaign of Georgia Governor Landon Taylor, she is intoxicated by optimism and opportunity. Taylor’s commitment to social equality and economic responsibility in the post-housing-bubble era is palpable. Sacrificing her sleep, comfort, and income are certain to help make the world a better place, right? 

Domestic Affairs: A Campaign Novel vividly captures the fervor and idealism of campaign life—as well as the disillusionment staffers feel when told to make the inevitable compromises. Leaving a meeting with foreclosure victims to hop onto a private jet is one thing, but how to justify dining at a $2,000-a-plate dinner knowing how many lunches the money could buy for at-risk kids? How far does one go when the ends appear to justify the means? And what’s a girl to do when the most charming, erudite, capable, and ostensibly honorable man in the free world wants to take her to bed (but he’s married and her boss)? How does it feel to keep the biggest secret of her life from her best friend and coworker, even as the three of them spend every waking hour together? The tension between characters, between right and wrong, and between success and implosion are taut.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/10/2014

    " A little election novel that I wrapped up right before the real thing. Looks like the extreme narcissism we all suspect lingers behind the closed doors of political campaigns is probably true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget Siegel | 1/5/2014

    " there's a chance i'm a little biased on this one. hope you all like it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Kaufman | 12/31/2013

    " What a GIANT waste of time! After learning about all the background info of what happens behind the scenes of an election- that's it. That's really all you get out of this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mocmoc | 11/30/2013

    " I think this was a free book or maybe I had checked it out from the library...don't waste any money or time reading this book. Unfortunately I read the book from beginning to end only because I'm the kind of reader who has to finish a book no matter how bad it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 10/4/2013

    " This book looks at a the fundraiser of a presidential campaign. You really get a sense of how hard the people on campaigns work. There were some shenanigans that were not believable, but overall, I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Misteeyed | 10/1/2013

    " Didn't hold my interest and didn't finish reading the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri Jacobson | 9/23/2013

    " Mediocre novel about the relationships that develop during a political campaign, including one staffer falling in love with the candidate. Reminiscent of the John Edwards story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Shorstein | 8/27/2013

    " Charming glimpse into the scandals of a presidential campaign. Most interesting that the author has worked on several campaigns, and claims that every anecdote and plot-line is loosely based on true events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/16/2013

    " Pretty good book. Would have given it 3.5 stars. It was nice to read something fluffy that wasn't part of a larger series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan Martin | 6/10/2013

    " Well, that was awaste of my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 5/16/2013

    " This was a good read of fiction laced with political campaign undertones. Nothing earth shattering, but a worthwhile chick book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Mah | 4/2/2013

    " My dear friend Bridget wrote a smart, entertaining and engaging book about the juicy inner workings of political campaigns. A must read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/21/2012

    " An interesting book to read during this political season. Though it is fiction, the writer has worked for various political campaigns, giving us an inside look at how campaigns are run. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 11/28/2012

    " It could not hold my interest. I have decided to "shelf" it and move on to something else. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan | 11/8/2012

    " I read one chapter. Not my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 7/25/2012

    " I thought this would be chick lit but it's a guys book too. Can't wait to see the movie. "

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About the Author

Bridget Siegel worked on numerous political campaigns including Kerry-Edwards, Obama-Biden, Hilary Clinton, and Andrew Cuomo. She graduated from Georgetown University and is now a professional actor and writer. She lives in New York City.