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Stumbling Forward
     

Stumbling Forward

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by Christopher Truscott
 
Clarissa Rogers is a young idealist who’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime.

Unfortunately, however, that means serving as communications director for a hopelessly egotistical, opportunistic and unqualified congressional candidate.

It isn’t too miserable at first. Alex Hogan has no chance of actually getting elected to represent

Overview

Clarissa Rogers is a young idealist who’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime.

Unfortunately, however, that means serving as communications director for a hopelessly egotistical, opportunistic and unqualified congressional candidate.

It isn’t too miserable at first. Alex Hogan has no chance of actually getting elected to represent Minnesota’s 7th District. Then he gets lucky—again and again and again.

As Election Day nears, Clarissa’s hit with the reality that winning may not be the best thing. Along the way, she captivates a womanizing political consultant, draws the attention of people who could change the world, and emerges as the one person who might actually be able to send Alex Hogan to Congress.

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She kept replaying the video on her laptop and the events of two days ago in her mind until Winston unlocked the front door of the headquarters and called out to her. They were the only two staffers on the campaign and, after Sunday afternoon’s display, it was unlikely volunteers would come flooding their way anytime soon.

“I’m here,” Clarissa shouted from her office. Winston walked in and quickly recognized a pity party in progress. He reached over to the desk and closed the laptop.

“We’re making some changes starting right now,” he said. “What’s done is done. Can’t change it and it wasn’t your fault anyway. Our candidate is a jackass, but he can be worked into something.”

“I wish I shared your optimism—”

“Maybe we’ll improve him to a simple village idiot by the time this thing’s over.”

It was the first time Clarissa had laughed in days.

“What kind of changes are you talking about?” she asked.

“For starters, I’m bringing in some help.”

“Who?”

“I put in a call to Carter Jennings.”

“But he’s soulless.” Clarissa couldn’t help herself. She had heard a lot about his professional and personal career.

“Only a little bit,” Winston chuckled. “He is very good, though. Knows what he’s doing.”

“Seriously? Carter Jennings. Why not Satan? He’s busy?”

“You’ll love him. Now come on, let’s get out of here. Have you eaten?”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012333155
Publisher:
Christopher Truscott
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher Truscott, a former journalist and political consultant, is a veteran of two dozen campaigns. He now works as a corporate speechwriter and lives in Missouri with his wife, Emily, who is the most talented writer in the family. He can be reached at christopher.h.truscott(AT)gmail.com.

Truscott is the author of Stumbling Forward, A Referendum on Conscience, Picking a Fight, The Non-Campaign and Michele Bachmann’s America.

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Stumbling Forward 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
VickiTyley More than 1 year ago
Categorized as a political novel, this book is so much more. I have to be honest and say that I don't have a lot of interest in politics, let alone American politics, but Truscott's easy writing style hooked me in the sample and kept me reading to the end. What happens behind the political scenes was interesting, not to mention educational, but for me it was more about the character dynamics. A sprinkling of humor, some classic one-liners, and a dash of sexual tension all add up to make this a great read.
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