The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
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Riding the crest of the #MeToo movement, Wine-Banks describes the mostly workaday sexism she encountered on the job. . . . The book's fast-moving narrative and crisp prose should hook readers.
--Liesl Schillinger, Air Mail Read it and weep: Once upon a time a brave young assistant special prosecutor and her band of brothers brought down a corrupt president, saved democracy, and upheld the rule of law. Jill Wine-Banks has written a wondrous memoir that makes you yearn for the days when the good guys--and a "Watergate girl"--finally won.
--Chris Whipple, NYT bestselling author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency "An intimate, powerful personal story. Jill Wine-Banks is not afraid to share and tell all her experiences and opinions. And I promise you she does."
--Bob Woodward "A lively and engrossing account and a timely reminder of how an able and dedicated lawyer and her colleagues held a president and his minions accountable--and why it was vital to do so. It is also an important story of how a young woman confronted a 'man's world, ' and dealt with her own vulnerabilities and personal crises at the same time."
--Elizabeth Holtzman, former member of the House Judiciary Committee "Such a wonderful book! Jill Wine-Banks makes the Watergate scandal seem as current as today. She has written a fascinating, intimate account of her role as a young assistant special prosecutor--and also her #MeToo experiences in a series of groundbreaking jobs."
--Susan Page, Washington bureau chief, USA Today, and author of The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty "Come with Jill Wine-Banks back to a time when women were 'girls, ' accomplished professionals were mistaken for prostitutes, and a determined figure that one headline identified as 'The Leggiest Watergate Lawyer' rose above it all do something heroic: bring down a criminal president. A riveting and wonderfully crafted memoir for our time."
--Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan What Jill Wine-Banks did in the early 1970s is the stuff of legend: She got the goods on a corrupt president and used the power of the law to call him and his henchmen to account. The Watergate Girl tells an inspiring story for our troubled times--bravely, wittily, and wisely, with piercing insight and bracing literary verve.
--John Heilemann, host of Showtime's The Circus, editor in chief of The Recount, and coauthor of Game Change A timely reminder of a notorious scandal that resulted in a president's impeachment. . . . An absorbing debut memoir . . . [and] a penetrating, firsthand view of history.
--Kirkus Reviews Sprightly and engrossing . . . Wine-Banks reveals tantalizing behind-the-scenes details that bring that pivotal time in the nation's history back to life and relevancy. . . . A captivating and candid look back on a storied career.