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Author McCaskill, Claire
Title Plenty ladylike [ebook] / Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [2015]
Descript 1 online resource
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Blonde ambition -- Bill and Petty -- 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
Summary The female senator from Missouri shares her inspiring story of embracing her ambition, surviving sexist slings, making a family, losing a husband, outsmarting her enemies--and finding joy along the way. Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, but not at a time that welcomed women with big plans. She earned a law degree and paid her way through school by working as a waitress. By 1982 Claire had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. Typically, one voter whose door she knocked on said: "You're too young; your hair is too long; you're a girl.Go find yourself a husband. "That door was slammed in her face, but Claire always kept pushing--first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians who had secret meetings to block her legislation. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir, Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today, from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer--the father of her three children--to her current marriage to a Missouri businessman whom she describes as "a life partner. "She depicts her ups and downs with the Clintons, her long-shot reelection as senator after secretly helping to nominate a right-wing extremist as her opponent, and the fun of joining the growing bipartisan sisterhood in the Senate. From the day she was elected homecoming queen in high school, Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional: unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition
Note Print version record
Subject United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Political culture -- United States -- Anecdotes
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Women politicians -- Missouri -- Biography
Auditors -- Missouri -- Biography
Auditors.
Legislators.
Political culture.
Political science.
Women politicians.
Women -- Social conditions.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Missouri -- Politics and government
Genre Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Ganey, Terry
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781476756783
1476756783

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