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June 9, 2010

Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer: authors face off in Cali

carly fiorina tough choices

We're going to be seeing a lot of this face in the coming months, as Republican Carly Fiorina battles to win Democrat Barbara Boxer's Senate seat in California. Fiorina's memoir, "Tough Choices," details her rise to the top of Hewlett-Packard, and her fall, which she describes as a betrayal. It also includes personal reflections, such as childhood fears that her parents would die, and the realization that her business career had robbed her of freedom, spontaneity and joy.

Boxer, meanwhile, has recounted her own childhood expectations -- husband, children and a quiet life -- in "Nine and Counting," a book about female senators. She also has written novels about Washington politics, including "Blind Trust" and "A Time to Run."

So both candidates have some literary chops. My guess is that Rrepublican and Democratic operatives will be poring over the pages to find ammo for the campaign.

Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 11:28 AM | | Comments (5)
        

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Good luck to Carly Fiorina. Egotistical, socialist Boxer MUST be outsted.

@Bob;
Uh huh. Let's see if Carly can run California as well she ran Hewlitt Packard.

Then again, being a failure in your chosen career is considered a virtue in rabid conservative circles;
EX: Bush, G.W / Arbusto Energy
Palin, Sarah / Alaska

...details her rise to the top of Hewlett-Packard, and her fall, which she describes as a betrayal. It also includes personal reflections, such as childhood fears that her parents would die, and the realization that her business career had robbed her of freedom, spontaneity and joy.

Sounds a lot like contemplating her navel.

Hmmph! Catcha sez, misogyny nother

Wait . . . so Fiorina thinks that her business career "robbed her of freedom, spontaneity and joy" and now she wants to be a politician??

Wait . . . so Fiorina thinks that her business career "robbed her of freedom, spontaneity and joy" and now she wants to be a politician??

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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