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The politician : an insider's account of John Edwards's pursuit of the presidency and the scandal that brought him down

Young, Andrew. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 031264065X
  • ISBN: 9780312640651
  • Physical Description: xiii, 301 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The Politician" offers a look at the trajectory which made John Edwards the ideal Democratic candidate for president, and the hubris which brought him down, leaving his career, his marriage, and his dreams in ashes.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 February #1
    There's an old saying, "If you're in a hole, stop digging." Andrew Young, John Edwards' right-hand man, fund-raiser, legislative aide, and confidant just kept getting in deeper. See, he only wanted to help. So when Edwards asked him to help look out for girlfriend Rielle Hunter, Young did. And when Edwards asked Young (and his family!) to move with the now-pregnant Hunter to California, he did. Then, when Edwards asked that he declare himself father of the baby . . . Throughout Young throws in some mea culpas along with a few justifications for being the "employee who never said no" (the greater good!). But nothing much rings true; this seems like some absurdist comedy. One moment Young is raising money from philanthropist Bunny Mellon, the next he's obeying Elizabeth Edwards' order to have the shower in the master bathroom fixed. It's never clear why he doesn't use his connections to just get a better (or at least different) job. Readers will perhaps be most astounded at Young's wife's acquiescence to these machinations, especially since she was never particularly fond of the Edwardses. On the other hand, despite Hunter's predilection for eating salad with her fingers, they seem to like her better than the senator. You'll want to take a shower after spending time with this cast of characters. Young comes off as a rat and a whiner; Cheri Young as a spineless enabler; Rielle Hunter as a new-age nut job; Elizabeth Edwards as a delusional bitch; and John Edwards as an arrogant, sleazy cheat. Perhaps they deserve each other. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

After earning a bachelors degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree at the Wake Forest University School of Law, Andrew Young was a volunteer for John Edwards’ winning campaign for U.S. Senate. Hired in 1999, Young became Edwards’ longest serving and most trusted aide. He raised more than $10 million for the politician’s various causes and played a key role in Edwards’ efforts to become President of the United States. Now a private citizen, he lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Cheri and their three children.

Subject: Edwards, John 1953 June 10-
United States. Congress. Senate History 21st century
Presidential candidates United States History 21st century Biography
Political campaigns
Scandals United States History 21st century
United States Politics and government 21st century
Sex scandals
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