Reputation : Portraits in Power

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In 2005, The Woman at the Washington Zoo was published to major critical acclaim. The late Marjorie Williams possessed a special voice, one capable not just of canny political observations but of tenderness and bracing intimacy, observed the New York Times Book Review. Now, in a collection of profiles with the richness of short fiction, Williams limns the personalities that dominated politics and the media during the final years of the twentieth century. In these pages, Clark Clifford grieves in his laborious baritone a bank scandals blow to his re-pu-taaaaaay-shun. Lee Atwater likens himself to Ulysses and pleads, Tah me to the mast! Patricia Duff sheds precipitous tears over her divorce from Ronald Perelman, resembling afterwards a garden refreshed by spring rain. Reputation illuminates our recent past through expertly drawn portraits of powerful- and messily more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 589.67g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586486799
  • 9781586486792
  • 2,458,056

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Shelf Awareness, October 22, 2008 "Marjorie Williams's writing displays the effortless grace of Tiger Woods's golf swing. Sadly her death from cancer in 2005 at the age of 47 cut short a stellar career. Now her husband, writer Timothy Noah, has assembled 12 of her sparkling political profiles as a welcome companion to an earlier collection, The Woman at the Washington Zoo. It's impossible to read these insightful portraits without mingled feelings of admiration and loss."show more

About Marjorie Williams

Marjorie Williams was born in Princeton, N.J. in 1958 and died in Washington, D.C. in 2005. She was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a columnist for The Washington Post. Williams is the author of The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Nonfiction more

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