Preface vii Introduction 1 Part I Fact-Checking a Fractured Irish Fairy Tale 15 Part II Growing Up in Nixonland 61 Part III The Loneliness of the Reagan-Era Do-Gooder 117 Part IV Some of My Best Presidents Are Black 177 Part V What's the Matter with White People? 235 Acknowledgments 255 Index 261
JOAN WALSH is editor at large of Salon and an MSNBC political analyst. She spent six years as Salon 's editor in chief.
"...thrilling and moving family and political memoir that will help those who read it decipher the political spectacle that will unfold over the next two months." ( The San Francisco Chronicle , August 2012)