By George Stephanopoulos
All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the fresh point of view of 1 who bought his palms at the levers of amazing energy at an early age. At thirty, the writer used to be at invoice Clinton's part throughout the presidential crusade of 1992, & for the subsequent 5 years he used to be hardly greater than a step clear of the president & his different advisers at each very important second of the 1st time period. What Liar's Poker did to Wall road, this e-book will do to politics. it truly is an irreverent & intimate portrait of ways the nation's weighty enterprise is performed via humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies are not any sturdier than somebody else's. together with sharp pics of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & rankings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory bills of the well-known debacles & triumphs of an management that always went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, a super blend of pragmatic perception & idealism. it's destined to be an important & enduring publication to come back out of the Clinton management.
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I’d wonder as I picked up the morning newspapers or sat down to read my e-mail. ” But though at times I felt dissatisfied, that something was missing, I also never forgot how fortunate I was. When I woke up in the middle of the night, as I often did, I’d walk from one room to another to gaze at my sleeping husband tangled in the sheets and my daughters surrounded by their stuffed animals, all safe. I had everything I could possibly want—yet I was failing to appreciate it. Bogged down in petty complaints and passing crises, weary of struggling with my own nature, I too often failed to comprehend the splendor of what I had.
I felt like a bad parent because our toddler, Eleanor, needed new shoes.
You’re already pretty happy, aren’t you? ” He paused. ” “I am happy,” I reassured him. “Actually,” I added, pleased to have an opportunity to show off my new expertise, “most people are pretty happy—in a 2006 study, eighty-four percent of Americans ranked themselves as ‘very happy’ or ‘pretty happy,’ and in a survey of forty-five countries, on average, people put themselves at 7 on a 1 to 10 scale and at 75 on a 1 to 100 scale. ” “I am happy—but I’m not as happy as I should be. ” I had a hard time explaining it.
All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos