For four years in the White House and one year of campaigning before that, George Stephanopoulos was rarely more than a few steps from Bill Clinton. As the President's senior adviser, he saw it all - the endless arguments, the back-hall scheming, the protracted decisions, and the last minute flip-flops that somehow produced real accomplishments but also set in motion an almost tragic series of events that placed the fate of the President in the hands of the Senate. Now, with the natural ease of a born storyteller and the sensitive eye for detail of a novelist, Stephanopoulos tells an extraordinarily gripping story of human foibles and frailty in high places that is destined to be one of the great political memoirs of our times.
When Stephanopoulos first met Bill Clinton in September 1991, he was thirty years old, and like so many others before and since, he was dazzled by the brilliance, charisma, lofty goals, and astonishing empathy of this remarkably gifted politician. Little did he anticipate what an amazing roller-coaster ride it would be.