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REVIEW: Life of the Party by Lisa Baron


Behind our political leaders-yes, even the "moral” ones-is an army of young, horny, professional staffers scrapping it out. Lisa Baron should know-she used to be one of them. With the unerring candor of George Stephanopoulos and the uncensored wit of Chelsea Handler, Baron gives good anecdote on a world where Godaphiles and Press Tarts work together to keep their politicos from imploding…and reveals how a not-so-nice Jewish girl became spokeswoman for the head of the Christian Coalition until she had to kiss that career and its perks-a drunken night with Wayne Newton and a seemingly endless supply of narcotics-good-bye.

About the Author

Lisa Baron is the former press and communications advisor for several nationally recognized and prominent elected officials. Best known (infamous might be a better word) for her high-profile work with Ralph Reed -- the man Time magazine put on their cover under the headline: "The Right Hand of God." She's also an award-winning columnist, a regular television and radio contributor and a contributing writer in The New York Times bestseller Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak and Not Quite What I Was Planning.


  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel; 1 edition (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080653415X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806534152


I was expecting a political memoir, but this is much more than some funny stories strung together.  This is an in depth look at just exactly how politics and the public connect and a dishy look at that intersection in where there is  more sex and drugs than in rock and roll.   That part really took me by surprise and I never knew that politics have more groupies than NBA players.  Lisa Baron admits that she had groupie tendencies and finds herself in compromising positions but explains them as youthful indiscretions.  What is even more shocking is that these escapades take place right in the middle of the Christian Coalition.  This is the tell all I bet that group would love to be forgotten.  I adored the humor and self depreciation that the author displayed. 

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