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The Resource I should be dead : my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction, Bob Beckel with John David Mann

I should be dead : my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction, Bob Beckel with John David Mann

Label
I should be dead : my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction
Title
I should be dead
Title remainder
my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction
Statement of responsibility
Bob Beckel with John David Mann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From popular TV personality Bob Beckel, a deeply moving memoir written with his trademark candor and humor about his life as a political operative and diplomat, his long struggle with alcohol and drugs, and his unlikely journey to finding faith and redemption. Growing up poor in Lyme, Connecticut, with an abusive father, Bob Beckel learned to be a survivor: to avoid conflict, mask his feelings, and lie--all skills that would later serve him well in Washington, D.C., and on the campaign trail. In 1977 he became the youngest-ever Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and went on to manage Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign, before launching a second career as a TV host and commentator. But Beckel was living a double life: Washington success story by day, self-destructing alcoholic by night. On January 20, 2001--George W. Bush's first Inauguration Day--he hit rock bottom, waking up in a hospital psych ward after a ferocious bender. Written with the frankness, warmth, and take-no-prisoners honesty that has earned him legions of fans on television, Beckel chronicles how his addictions nearly killed him before a series of friends and unexpected allies helped him find his way to faith, sobriety, and a life of peace and purpose"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckel, Bob
Dewey number
  • 320.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.B43
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mann, John David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beckel, Bob
  • Political consultants
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Television personalities
  • Recovering addicts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Beckel, Bob
  • Political consultants
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Recovering addicts
  • Television personalities
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
I should be dead : my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction, Bob Beckel with John David Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's Note -- Prologue -- January 20, 2001 -- Surviving Childhood -- Fighting for the Cause -- Capitol Cops and Whores -- Campaign Years -- In the White House -- Where's the Beef? -- TV Lights -- Crash and Burn -- Hitting Bottom -- Grace -- The Five -- Beyond Surviving -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907169312
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780316347754
Lccn
2015028608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025794378
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907169312
Label
I should be dead : my life surviving politics, TV, and addiction, Bob Beckel with John David Mann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's Note -- Prologue -- January 20, 2001 -- Surviving Childhood -- Fighting for the Cause -- Capitol Cops and Whores -- Campaign Years -- In the White House -- Where's the Beef? -- TV Lights -- Crash and Burn -- Hitting Bottom -- Grace -- The Five -- Beyond Surviving -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907169312
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780316347754
Lccn
2015028608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025794378
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907169312

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