“During the primary elections that pitted Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama, Taylor was the leading analyst of, and most articulate critic of the campaign to smear Ms. Clinton and ultimately to demean her as ‘just a girl’ with a brush off the shoulder. Her book “The Hillary Effect – Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss” is a must read for students of that historic primary season.” - U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson
I cannot tell you what it means to me to have former Ambassador Joseph Wilson write a blurb for my book. He’s an American hero, as is his wife Valerie Plame, people with whom I’ve spoken and interviewed. I’m honored to have Joe’s quote for my book.
On another note, I’m getting many emails asking about pre-ordering on Amazon.com.
Because of the exclusive NOOK First deal with Barnes and Noble, having my book picked as 1 of 4 for their Featured Authors Selection launch, there are no pre-order options anywhere.
But ten days from today, on December 15th, you will be able to also get my book on Amazon.com, through Apple and other venues, too.
Now I’ve got a favor to ask of all of you.
I’d appreciate everyone taking the time to visit my page on Barnes and Noble. If you can click on the “like” icon for Facebook on that page I’d really appreciate it. Continuing to get the word out on The Hillary Effect is very important to me and the book’s success, with this story an important one to have people read and share. If you could spread the word it would make a huge difference.
Thought I’d give you a peek at the Contents page today.
Chapter 1: What If?
Chapter 2: It’s the Baggage, Stupid
Chapter 3: You Can Keep a Good Woman Down
Chapter 4: Is Freedom Just for Men?
Chapter 5: Blaming Bill
Chapter 6: It’s All the Woman’s Fault
Chapter 7: Eating Your Own
Chapter 8: The Hillary Effect
Here’s a very brief teaser of the Introduction.
Some consider Hillary Rodham Clinton a lightning rod; some consider her a heroine. One thing is certain: Not even a decade into our twenty-first century, Hillary became the human conductor through which our country’s political sexism was forever changed, if not exorcised. Her presidential campaign was ugly, exhilarating and historic, and because of it (thankfully), the new generation of women rising up won’t have to face the same kinds of assaults. The sheer onslaught of sexism directed at her ended the effectiveness of these types of smears.
Hillary was the first female presidential candidate to come out of the modern feminist movement. Her candidacy is also the last of its kind.
My mother was born before women could vote. My daughter got to vote for her mother for president.… — Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic convention, 2008)
It was Hillary who finally convinced me to join her fight. I didn’t start out to be a “die-hard Clintonite.” Far from it. Yet that’s the tag I earned in a Washington Post profile back in June 2008.
It all began with a silly public spat when the Clinton team advertised on right-wing websites like Townhall, Power Line and Captain’s Quarters at the kickoff of the Democratic primary battle. I called out this strategy on the Huffington Post, as well as in my new-media blog, and the National Journal’s Hotline On Call blog picked up my critique, asking Clinton’s national spokesperson Phil Singer for a response. “We’re on some conservative sites because we’re not ceding any territory,” he said. “We take nothing for granted.”
Well, that in a nutshell described the Clinton team problem out of the gate. They were running a general election campaign before they’d won the nomination. A shock was on its way that would rock the political world. … ..
There are aps for your pc, MAC and iPad at Barnes and Noble, too.
Tomorrow I’ll have a review to post from someone who’s read the book. You’ll want to read it.
In the meantime, please spread the word about The Hillary Effect. Tell your friends, anyone who is interested in American politics would enjoy reading this book. It would make a terrific Christmas present, too.
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