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The Resource Plenty ladylike / : a memoir, Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey

Plenty ladylike / : a memoir, Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey

Label
Plenty ladylike / : a memoir
Title
Plenty ladylike /
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The female senator from Missouri shares her inspiring story of embracing her ambition, surviving sexist slings, making a family, losing a husband, outsmarting her enemies—and finding joy along the way. Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, but not at a time that welcomed women with big plans. She earned a law degree and paid her way through school by working as a waitress. By 1982 Claire had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. Typically, one voter whose door she knocked on said: "You’re too young; your hair is too long; you’re a girl....Go find yourself a husband." That door was slammed in her face, but Claire always kept pushing—first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians who had secret meetings to block her legislation. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir, Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today, from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer—the father of her three children—to her current marriage to a Missouri businessman whom she describes as "a life partner." She depicts her ups and downs with the Clintons, her long-shot reelection as senator after secretly helping to nominate a right-wing extremist as her opponent, and the fun of joining the growing bipartisan sisterhood in the Senate. From the day she was elected homecoming queen in high school, Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional: unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
328.73/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E176
  • E176
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Plenty ladylike / : a memoir, Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blonde ambition -- Bill and Petty -- A house hazing -- Madame prosecutor -- A statewide office -- Reaching for a dream -- "Go for it." -- Call me Claire -- Boondoggles -- Dark money -- Operation Dog Whistle -- The magic uterus -- Divine intervention -- Anew civility -- "A vastly underreported offense." -- Redefining ladylike
Control code
sky273910783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
260 pages, 8 pages unnumber plates
Isbn
9781476756752
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2014047549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Label
Plenty ladylike / : a memoir, Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blonde ambition -- Bill and Petty -- A house hazing -- Madame prosecutor -- A statewide office -- Reaching for a dream -- "Go for it." -- Call me Claire -- Boondoggles -- Dark money -- Operation Dog Whistle -- The magic uterus -- Divine intervention -- Anew civility -- "A vastly underreported offense." -- Redefining ladylike
Control code
sky273910783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
260 pages, 8 pages unnumber plates
Isbn
9781476756752
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2014047549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs

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