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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Cheney Narrator: Mary Chene Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the most eagerly awaited political memoir of the season, Mary Cheney presents a behind-the-scenes look at the high-intensity world of presidential politics and talks for the first time about her life, her family, her political views and her role in the campaigns of 2000 and 2004.


As a senior adviser to her father, the vice president, she was in the middle of every major event of the 2000 and 2004 presidential contests -- at the conventions, the debates, and on the trail. Both elections made history -- and so did Mary. And for the first time ever, she writes about what it was like to be at the center of her father's campaigns as his daughter, as a member of the senior staff, and, though she never intended it, as a political target for the other side.

In her frank, funny, and down-to-earth memoir, Mary Cheney describes life inside the bubble of a national campaign. She talks about her close relationship with her parents, how it feels to be pursued by the press, and what it was like when John Edwards and John Kerry made her sexual orientation an issue in live debates televised to millions of Americans. As she describes it, life inside a presidential campaign can be uplifting, frustrating, and heartbreaking, but no matter what else it may be, it's always entertaining.n

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  • “As an insider’s view of two presidential campaigns, the book works perfectly well. Political junkies will get to stroll down memory lane, and Cheney has some amusing tales to tell about the election process.” 


  • “Mary Cheney speaks out about the highs and lows of life inside the campaigns and her family relationships, as well as providing insightful glimpses of Cheney’s private persona and professional competence…Cheney tells it like it was, including her feelings toward John Edwards and John Kerry after the debates, her devotion to her family, and her love and respect for Cheney père—father and candidate.” 


  • “Frank, funny, down-to-earth, Mary Cheney tells her own amazing story in her own words.” 

    Library Journal

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ashley | 5/19/2010

    " Not a bad read though I was a little disappointed that it centered more on her political involvement than her personal history. Gave a good look at how presidents and vice presidents are elected, and the political world of running for office. "

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