viii, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Missouri's first woman senator recounts her coming-of-age in a political family at a time when women were held back from their ambitions, describing her failed first marriage, her unconventional choices in office and her relationships with fellow politicians.
Blonde ambition -- Bill and Betty -- A house hazing -- Madame prosecutor -- A statewide office -- Reaching for a dream -- "Go for it." -- Call me Claire -- Boondoggles -- Dark money -- Operation Dog Whistle -- The magic uterus -- Divine intervention -- A new civility -- "A vastly underreported offense." -- Redefining ladylike