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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 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.
©2015 Bob Beckel (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard E Stover on 02-17-17

Absolutely outstanding!

This is an absolutely great book regardless of your side of politics. The book is about much more than politics, it's about a human being and their struggles. I'm a loyal conservative follower of The Five and greatly missed Bob during his absence. Great book Bob and welcome back!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bolin on 02-27-17

Great listen

Bob has for the most part always bugged me on the 5. But at the same time I loved him as well. Much how I feel about Madonna love her music... but reject her politics for the most part. Glad Bob is back on the 5 again! His story is amazing! I want to hear about the bar fights though.

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