The story of Andrew Cuomo’s political
life reads like a novel, and for the first time that story will be told in The Contender, a no-holds-barred
biography by Vanity Fair writer
Michael Shnayerson. In many ways, Cuomo’s rise and fall and
rise again is an iconic narrative: the story of the young American politician
of vaunting ambition, aiming for nothing less than the presidency. Like many
other politicians, Cuomo had to come back from seeming political death and
reinvent himself. He did so brilliantly, becoming New York’s attorney general, compiling a four-year record of significant cases focusing on public corruption, and then running for, and winning, the governorship in 2010, promising to clean up America’s most dysfunctional legislature.
Contender, Shnayerson digs deep into Cuomo’s fascinating personal life,
from his marriage to Kerry Kennedy to his relationship with Sandra Lee. Andrew Cuomo
remains one of the country’s most potent and impressive political leaders—one about whom pundits tend to agree that the White House is not a question of
whether but of when. With Cuomo’s reelection this November, the nation will be abuzz about this rising star for the 2016 presidential election. Download and start listening now!