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An avid high school debater and enthusiastic student body president, Craig Smith seemed destined for a life in public service from an early age. As a sought-after speechwriter, Smith had a front-row seat at some of the most important events of the twentieth century, meeting with Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon, advising Governor Ronald Reagan, writing for President Ford, serving as a campaign manager for a major U.S. senators reelection campaign, and writing speeches for a contender for the Republican nomination for president. Life in the volatile world of politics wasnt always easy, however, and as a closeted gay man, Smith struggled to reconcile his private and professional lives. In this revealing memoir, Smith sheds light on what it takes to make it as a speechwriter in a field where the only constant is change. While bouncing in and out of the academic world, Smith transitions from consultantships with George H. W. Bush and the Republican caucus of the U.S. Senate to a position with Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca. When Smith returns to Washington, D.C., as president and founder of the Freedom of Expression Foundation, he becomes a leading player on First Amendment issues in the nations capital. Returning at long last to academia, Smith finds happiness coming out of the closet and reaping the benefits of a dedicated and highly successful career.

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In this revealing memoir, Craig R. Smith sheds light on what it takes to make it as a speechwriter in a field where the only constant is change. A renowned speechwriter who served Ronald Regan, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and many others, Smith, a closeted gay man, struggled to reconcile his personal life with his professional one, and to be a fearless advocate for free speech.

About the Author

Craig R. Smith is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach, and serves as director of the Center for First Amendment Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611861136
Author:
Smith, Craig R.
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
394
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Biography » Gay and Lesbian
Biography » Political
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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In this revealing memoir, Craig R. Smith sheds light on what it takes to make it as a speechwriter in a field where the only constant is change. A renowned speechwriter who served Ronald Regan, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and many others, Smith, a closeted gay man, struggled to reconcile his personal life with his professional one, and to be a fearless advocate for free speech.
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