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I should be dead : my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction

Beckel, Bob (author.). Mann, John David. (Added Author).

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Barnesville Public Library 921 BEC (Text) 33500012184180 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 921 BEC (Text) 33500012178554 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316347752 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780316347754 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- January 20, 2001 -- Surviving Childhood -- Fighting for the Cause -- Capitol Cops and Whores -- Campaign Years -- In the White House -- Where's the Beef? -- TV Lights -- Crash and Burn -- Hitting Bottom -- Grace -- The Five -- Beyond Surviving -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "From popular TV personality Bob Beckel, a deeply moving, redemptive memoir about his life as a political operative and diplomat, his long struggle with alcohol and drugs, and his unlikely journey to finding faith. Growing up poor in an abusive home, Bob Beckel learned to be a survivor: to avoid conflict, mask his feelings, and to lie--all skills that served him well in Washington, where he would become the youngest-ever Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and manage Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign. But Beckel was living a double life. On January 20, 2001--George W. Bush's first Inauguration Day--he hit rock bottom, waking up in the psych ward. Written with captivating honesty, Beckel chronicles how his addictions nearly killed him until he found help in an unexpected ally, conservative Cal Thomas, who helped him find faith, get sober, and get his life back on track"--
Author Notes

Bob Beckel rejoined FOX News Channel as co-host of The Five in January 2017. He worked for the U.S. State Department (1977-1980), where he served as the youngest Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Carter Administration. A graduate of Wagner College, Beckel served as national campaign manager for Walter Mondale's presidential campaign.

Subject: Beckel, Bob
Political consultants United States Biography
Political culture United States
Political culture Washington (D.C.)
United States Politics and government 1981-1989
United States Politics and government 1989-
Television personalities United States Biography
Recovering addicts United States Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
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