Domestic Affairs by Bridget Siegel
A Novel

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It would be a better book if the events weren’t so close to what happened in the Edwards’ campaign, which ruined numerous lives in the real world.
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When twenty-something political fundraiser Olivia Greenley is recruited by her close friend Jacob Harriston to join the Presidential campaign of Georgia Governor Landon Taylor, she is intoxicated by optimism and opportunity. Taylor’s commitment to social equality and economic responsibility in the post-housing-bubble era is palpable. Sacrificing her sleep, comfort and income are certain to help make the world a better place. Right? 

Domestic Affairs: A Campaign Novel vividly captures the fervor and idealism of campaign life—as well as the disillusionment staffers feel when told to make the inevitable compromises. Leaving a meeting with foreclosure victims to hop onto a private jet is one thing, but how to justify dining at a $2,000-a-plate dinner knowing how many lunches the money could buy for at-risk kids? How far does one go when the ends appear to justify the means? And what’s a girl to do when the most charming, erudite, capable and ostensibly honorable man in the free world wants to take her to bed (but he’s married and her boss)? How does it feel to keep the biggest secret of her life from her best friend and coworker, even as the three of them spend every waking hour together? The tension between characters, right and wrong, and between success and implosion are taut.

 

About Bridget Siegel

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Bridget Siegel worked on numerous political campaigns including Kerry-Edwards, Obama-Biden, Hilary Clinton, and Andrew Cuomo. She graduated from Georgetown University and is now a professional actor and writer. She lives in New York City.
 
Published July 31, 2012 by Weinstein Books. 322 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Irenesroth on Sep 17 2013

I don’t usually like books about politics. But I must say that this book kept me glued to the pages until I read the whole book.

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Reviewed by pfaulhaber on May 15 2013

It would be a better book if the events weren’t so close to what happened in the Edwards’ campaign, which ruined numerous lives in the real world.

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