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Living a Political Life
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067941181X, Hardcover)The former three-term governor of Vermont describes the development of her own political career, explaining what it means to be a woman in male-dominated positions of power and discussing what women can contribute as politicians and policy makers. 20,000 first printing.
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The first time Madeleine M. Kunin ran for office it was because she thought there ought to be more women in politics. In time she fulfilled that belief by becoming the first woman governor of Vermont. Throughout her career, Kunin found that the rules for women politicians were different: she would not be forgiven (nor would she forgive herself) for neglecting her family; she could not afford to display emotion at the wrong times lest she be thought "weak"; and she would have to learn to play political hardball with the best of them while keeping her integrity. Here, she takes a frank look at the challenges that confronted her as she tried not just to succeed in politics but to set a precedent for other women, and gives us a memoir as thoughtful and revealing as any to emerge from the corridors of power.--From publisher description.
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