Politics is not for the faint of heart, especially if you are female. It requires grit, strength, a spine made of steel, and confidence.
Lis Smith has all of these qualities. Despite all of the challenges that have stood in her path, she has somehow been able to make a career out of it. Her new political memoir, Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story, was published in July. The narrative starts in the early 2000s when Smith was a college intern. Taking the reader through the ups and downs of the last twenty-odd years, they are introduced (or re-introduced) to some of the most well-known and controversial political figures of our day.
Throughout the story, Smith is honest about her mistakes, her missteps, and her belief that those in the halls of power can affect greater change for the good.
I really enjoyed the book. Smith not only reveals what happens behind closed doors when the cameras are off, but she is also extremely candid about what she learned along the way.
It is a terrific read for those of us (myself included) who are frustrated with our current legislative climate and want our governmental representatives to do the jobs they were hired to do.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story is available wherever books are sold.