P&P Live! Rachel Johnson — Rake's Progress: The Madcap True Tale of My Political Midlife Crisis - with Danielle Crittenden

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 5:00pm

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Rake's Progress: The Madcap True Tale of My Political Midlife Crisis is the madcap true story of how Rachel Johnson—born into one of Britain's most famous political families and known since childhood as Rake—tries and fails to get elected in the 2019 hard-fought effort to stop Brexit, running against her older brother, Boris, and what she learns in the process about politics, ambition, family, marriage, and winning and losing.

In this fast-paced, irresistible tale, part comic memoir, part diary, part manifesto, Rachel Johnson, daughter of one of England's most brilliant and idiosyncratic families, tells the story of how, in a fit of righteous fury about how the 2019 Brexit vote to leave the EU would affect her own children in their freedom to live, learn, travel, and love, brought about by men she has known either since school or birth, she decides to become the lead candidate for the newly organized pro-Europe Change UK party, running against her older brother, Alexander, known to the world as Boris, who as a child of six claimed he wanted to be World King; with Rachel, a year younger, wanting to be wife and mother.

RACHEL JOHNSON was born in London, and graduated from an all-boys boarding school and from Oxford University. She has written for Financial Times, worked at the BBC, and has written weekly columns for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, and the Evening Standard. She appears regularly on Sky News and is a contributing editor of The Spectator as well as writing a weekly column in The Mail on Sunday. Johnson is the author of seven books, including four novels and is host and executive producer of The Femsplainers podcast.

Johnson will be joined in conversation with, Danielle Crittenden, the author of four books, including What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman, which resulted in Vanity Fair describing her as “one of the most important new thinkers about women and family.” Other works include a novel, AmandaBright@Home, the first modern work of fiction to be serialized in the Wall Street Journal. Crittenden is host and executive producer of The Femsplainers podcast.

 

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ISBN: 9780593318195
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Published: Knopf - July 13th, 2021

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